In memory of
Ruth G. Coppola
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In memory of
Ruth G. Coppola
Ruth G. Coppola Beloved mother, longtime hospital and Bloomfield school nurse Ruth G. Coppola, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., formerly of Upper Montclair, N.J., passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, three weeks prior to her 100th birthday. Ruth was the second of two children born to parents, Eugenia and Florio Graglia of Paterson, N.J. on Nov. 1, 1919. Ruth graduated elementary school No. 21 in 1933, and graduated Eastside High School in 1937. She attended and graduated St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in 1940 with an R.N., and after graduating began her career as an OR nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. She met and married her husband of 63 years, Pellegrino William Coppola on March 14, 1945, and accompanied him to Washington, D.C. from 1947-1951, while he attended Georgetown University Medical School. She worked as a private duty nurse and OR nurse in Washington at that time. Returning to Montclair, N.J., in 1951, she gave birth to her son Peter in 1955. She then began a second career with the Bloomfield School System in 1968 as a school nurse. Ruth went on to obtain a B.A. from Jersey City State Teachers College in 1968, and a master's degree in educational psychology from Montclair State University in 1973. She continued to work for the Bloomfield School System for 33 years, retiring in 2001 at the age of 82. Ruth worked at three elementary schools in Bloomfield: Oakview, Watsessing, and Brookdale schools before moving to Bloomfield High School, where she eventually retired. Ruth also participated in and was a group winner early on in the New Jersey lottery, being one of six in her school to co-purchase a winning lottery ticket. Ruth was an avid reader with a voracious appetite for all literary work, especially fiction and was an active participant in the Montclair Library system. Her approach to nursing combined expertise with compassion and empathy. An intelligent and thoughtful figurehead in the family, Ruth had a brilliant sense of humor. She is survived by her loving son, Peter William; his loving wife, Vanessa Ann; two cherished granddaughters, Alexa Rae and Andrea Mary, and a step granddaughter, Chelsea Marie Martin. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Pellegrino William, and her brother, Edwin Graglia. Funeral arrangements at The Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair, N.J. 07042. Viewing hours are on Thursday Oct. 10 between 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 11, a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered, beginning at the Hugh Moriarty Funeral Home at 9 a.m., and proceeding to St. Cassian Roman Catholic Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair, at 10 a.m. Internment at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, N.J. For directions and online condolences visit moriartyfh.com . Following the services on Friday, a lunch will be held to celebrate Ruth's life at 1 p.m. at Nicola's Restaurant, 650 Union Blvd. Totowa. All friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's honor to the Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, N.J. 07042, and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl, New York, N.Y. 10001.
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In memory of
Ruth G. Coppola
Ruth G. Coppola Beloved mother, longtime hospital and Bloomfield school nurse Ruth G. Coppola, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., formerly of Upper Montclair, N.J., passed away on Oct. 5, 2019, three weeks prior to her 100th birthday. Ruth was the second of two children born to parents, Eugenia and Florio Graglia of Paterson, N.J. on Nov. 1, 1919. Ruth graduated elementary school No. 21 in 1933, and graduated Eastside High School in 1937. She attended and graduated St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in 1940 with an R.N., and after graduating began her career as an OR nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson. She met and married her husband of 63 years, Pellegrino William Coppola on March 14, 1945, and accompanied him to Washington, D.C. from 1947-1951, while he attended Georgetown University Medical School. She worked as a private duty nurse and OR nurse in Washington at that time. Returning to Montclair, N.J., in 1951, she gave birth to her son Peter in 1955. She then began a second career with the Bloomfield School System in 1968 as a school nurse. Ruth went on to obtain a B.A. from Jersey City State Teachers College in 1968, and a master's degree in educational psychology from Montclair State University in 1973. She continued to work for the Bloomfield School System for 33 years, retiring in 2001 at the age of 82. Ruth worked at three elementary schools in Bloomfield: Oakview, Watsessing, and Brookdale schools before moving to Bloomfield High School, where she eventually retired. Ruth also participated in and was a group winner early on in the New Jersey lottery, being one of six in her school to co-purchase a winning lottery ticket. Ruth was an avid reader with a voracious appetite for all literary work, especially fiction and was an active participant in the Montclair Library system. Her approach to nursing combined expertise with compassion and empathy. An intelligent and thoughtful figurehead in the family, Ruth had a brilliant sense of humor. She is survived by her loving son, Peter William; his loving wife, Vanessa Ann; two cherished granddaughters, Alexa Rae and Andrea Mary, and a step granddaughter, Chelsea Marie Martin. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Pellegrino William, and her brother, Edwin Graglia. Funeral arrangements at The Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St., Montclair, N.J. 07042. Viewing hours are on Thursday Oct. 10 between 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 11, a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered, beginning at the Hugh Moriarty Funeral Home at 9 a.m., and proceeding to St. Cassian Roman Catholic Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair, at 10 a.m. Internment at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa, N.J. For directions and online condolences visit moriartyfh.com . Following the services on Friday, a lunch will be held to celebrate Ruth's life at 1 p.m. at Nicola's Restaurant, 650 Union Blvd. Totowa. All friends and family are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's honor to the Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, N.J. 07042, and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl, New York, N.Y. 10001.
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The In Loving Memory™ Arrangement pays tribute to a life well-lived with every beautiful bloom. Red roses and carnations pop amongst this incredible arrangement of white hydrangea, Oriental lilies, snapdragons, larkspur, Queen Anne's Lace and assorted lush greens, lovingly arranged in a large whitewash rectangular basket to create an impressive display of caring kindness.
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The In Loving Memory™ Arrangement pays tribute to a life well-lived with every beautiful bloom. Red roses and carnations pop amongst this incredible arrangement of white hydrangea, Oriental lilies, snapdragons, larkspur, Queen Anne's Lace and assorted lush greens, lovingly arranged in a large whitewash rectangular basket to create an impressive display of caring kindness.
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