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Alfred J. Coppola, 78, of Derry, N.H., passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital. He was born in Lawrence and was the son of the late Joseph and Virginia (Zappala) Coppola.
Al was a graduate of Suffolk University in Boston and was in the insurance industry for over 40 years. He and was the president of Coppola – Weston Insurance Company in Salem, N.H., and later owned Coppola Insurance in Derry, N.H. Known as “Captain Al” he loved boating, hunting, and fishing with his children and friends. He was a big Patriots fan and enjoyed sports.
Al served with the U.S. Air Force and also served with the reserves at Pease Air Force Base.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Constance A. (Faro) Coppola; son, Christopher Coppola of Derry, N.H.; daughter, Jennifer Shelsky and her husband, Christopher of Nashua, N.H.; step-grandchildren, Dara and Jacob Shelsky; sister-in-law, Rosemary Janco and her husband, David of Newburyport; niece, Lisa Brzek and her husband, Ted of Duxbury; nephew, David Janco of Newburyport; and many relatives, friends and his dog, Peanut.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Lithuanian Cemetery, Bradford. For directions or to send condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.
Published on  September 5, 2017
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