OBITUARY

Gloria Hopper

October 2, 1923February 11, 2018

Gloria Belmont Hopper, of Greenwich, CT, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2018 surrounded by family during her final days. Gloria was the owner and president of the Belmont Feed Company, the largest grain and feed company in Westchester and Fairfield counties founded by her father, Anthony R Belmont, in 1917. In addition to a successful business woman, Gloria was a devoted mother and wife whose passion for family and faith was always at the forefront. A Greenwich, CT native, Gloria and her family also enjoyed residency in Bernardsville, NJ, Naples, FL, and Danby, VT. Gloria was an active member in many organizations, including Burning Tree Country Club (CT), Manchester Country Club (VT), The Moorings Country Club (FL) and the Greenwich Women’s Club. As President of St. Agnes Church Women’s Guild, she took pride in organizing the May Crowning of Blessed Mary and overseeing church Christmas decor for several decades. Gloria hosted with great aplomb numerous functions for international organizations chaired by her husband, renowned food scientist, Dr. Paul F. Hopper. Gloria was lovingly called “Glory B” and “Rocks” by her family, references to her signature BMW license plate and her love of precious stones. Always the life of the party, Gloria hosted many family gourmet gatherings followed by songs and laughter around the piano. Gloria is predeceased by her husband Paul, her parents Anthony and Philomena Belmont, and nine of her siblings. She is survived by her loving children; Maureen, Paul (Diana), and John Hopper of Greenwich, CT, and Mary Lynn Martin (Rob) of Darien, CT; grandchildren Jonathan, Allyson, Perry, Kathryn Hopper; Christopher, Timothy, Kimberly, and Kateri Martin; and sisters Lillian Costaregni (George) and Aurie Tupper. Calling hours will be from 4pm to 8 pm, Thursday February 15th at Gallagher’s Funeral Home,Greenwich followed by a private family service at St Agnes Church on February 16th. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Gloria's memory to the National Pancreas Foundation (pancreasfoundation.org) and Making Headway Foundation (makingheadway.org).

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Carol Ducret

February 21, 2018

Dear Aurie: I am so sorry to learn of the death of your beautiful sister.

February 20, 2018

Dear Aurie and Lillian,
Jim and I are saddened to hear about the loss of your sister. We send our love and hope you will be comforted with all your memories of Gloria.
God bless!
Betty and Jim Ebzery
Indian Wells, CA

Juliet Stautner

February 16, 2018

My mother, Justin and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. Sincerely, Juliet Stautner

February 16, 2018

Dear Maureen and family, my prayers. Your mom is remembered as a beautiful.
Ruth Suh

Greg and Jen Henry

February 16, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss, John. Greg and I are with you in spirit. May God's grace be sufficient. Much love-

Laura Welliver

February 14, 2018

Our prayers for Mrs.Hopper, Maureen and the rest of the family.

The Welliver Family

Michael Voytek

February 14, 2018

My Condolences to the Hopper Family! Prayers for Gloria B and the entire Hopper Family.

FROM THE FAMILY