Anna (Zopko) Lopes

OAKVILLE — Anna (Zopko) Lopes, 102, of Oakville, passed away peacefully Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Sheridan Woods Health Care Center in Bristol after an extended illness. She was the widow of Alexandrino Lopes.

Mrs. Lopes was born February 28, 1917 in New York, N.Y., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Schwatz) Zopko. She worked for Scovill Manufacturing, retiring as a machine operator after 20 years of service.

Anna was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville and was a member of the Watertown Police Benevolent Society. She enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved to play bingo.

Anna will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Left to remember, cherish and honor Anna’s memory are her daughters, Joanne Collier and her husband, Charles, of New Albany, Ohio and Sylvia Lafreniere and her husband, Larry, of Terryville. In addition, she leaves her brother, John Yablonski of Naugatuck, and her sister, Willetta Bradshaw of Oakville, as well as eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sons, Anthony S. Lopes and Richard A. Lopes; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy; her sisters, Julia Cross, Katherine Kean, Frances Rivers, Mary Kaminski, Pauline Owenby and Elsie Duart; and her brothers, Harry Zopko, Joseph Yablonski and Peter Yablonski.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lopes will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 16 Buckingham St., Oakville. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may visit with Anna’s family at the church on Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St., Oakville.

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