Denise T. Jop

March 18, 1967January 30, 2018

Denise Teresa (Bourdon) Jop, 50, of Fairhaven, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a brief illness. She was the loving wife of Krzysztof Jop with whom she shared 12 years of marriage.

Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of Pauline (Pichette) Bourdon and the late Wilfrid “Sonny” Bourdon, Jr.

Denise was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, class of 1984, Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Lesley University in Cambridge and received her Master of Education degree from Rhode Island College in Providence.

Mrs. Jop was an outstanding and dedicated first grade teacher at the John W. Decas Elementary School in Wareham for the past 12 years. Previously she taught in Woonsocket where she implemented the Teacher Reader Program. Denise loved her profession and her students. In her spare time, Denise was an avid Cajun Zydeco dancer and enjoyed trips to Louisiana. She was very fond of her horse, Stormy and her dog, Xavi. She and her husband loved fishing of all kinds, especially fly fishing. Denise was a devoted and loving mother to her children who meant the world to her.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Krzysztof and her mother, Pauline are her children, Brittany and Marc Jop, her brother Michael Bourdon and her niece and godchild, Nicole Bourdon.

Her Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00am in St. Joseph’s Church, 74 Spring St., in Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers, donations in Denise’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. For online tributes please visit:


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Sharon McMahon Joyal

February 16, 2018

I was so saddened to hear of Denise's passing. She was my literacy coach in my first year of teaching in Woonsocket. I was so grateful for her expertise and guidance. I believe that was also the year she met her husband. How funny when we ran into each other years later at the Children's Museum, each of us with a set of little twins! It breaks my heart even more to think of this loss from that perspective. I wish the whole family strength and comfort.

February 16, 2018

Rest in peace Denise

Kelly Burke

February 12, 2018

Can't imagine not laughing and planning with you at work each day or enjoying Silvershell Beach with you and the kids this summer. I am forever grateful that I got one last smile from you before you left. Much love to your Mama, Mike and Nicole but most especially to Kris and the children. Until we meet again, Sweet Friend. Xo

Judith Mcmanus

February 12, 2018

I was so sorry to hear about Denise passing, I trained her when she came to work at Lincoln Grey Hound Park, she was very pleasant and and a great employee , I retired in 2009 and I think Denise had also moved on to full time teaching, Heaven has a new angel, she will watch over her family from afar till you all meet again.Rest in Peace

February 11, 2018

Rest in peace Denise !

February 10, 2018

Thank you for 'making a difference' in all the children's lives who you touched. God blessed them with you!

February 10, 2018

Dear Kris,
Our hearts are with you in grief in this trying time. Peace and prayers to you and your family.
Most sincerely Tim Brady and Family

Judy Whitehead (Malo)

February 9, 2018

To the Bourdon and Jop family:

I am so saddened to hear about Denise. I haven't seen her in years but have many happy memories of our childhood friendship and good times growing up on Dulude Ave. You are in my thoughts.

Annie Bizarro

February 9, 2018

Kris, Marc, Brittany & Pauline,

I am so sorry to hear about Denise. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this.

I haven't stopped thinking of you ever since. As you know, Denise was a wonderful daughter, wife and mom as well as a thoughtful and caring friend. Brittany and Marc, she loved you so much and was so proud of you! Whenever I saw her, her face would light up as she spoke of all your accomplishments.

Our family is always here for you. We are looking forward to seeing you and the kids down on Silvershell Beach this summer.

Much love and prayers for strength and trust in God,
Annie and Octavio Bizarro (and the kids Ryan and Lia)

Sylvia Natale

February 8, 2018

Dear Mr.Jop and Mrs. Bourdon,Please accept my deepest condolences. It is with great sadness that I write to you. I had the pleasure of working with Denise in Woonsocket. She was such a life enthusiast!! May God bless you all especially,the twins.Sincerely, Sylvia A. Natale