OBITUARY

Cecilia Abbate Lopes

January 5, 1933July 25, 2020
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On July 25,2020 our beloved Cecilia Lopes went to be with the Lord. She is survived by sons, Lawrence and wife Susan Lopes, Joseph Lopes Jr., and Robert Lopes; her granddaughter Michele and husband Joseph Allard; granddaughter Mary and husband Bryan Kienke, her great grandchildren, Sophia Allard, Joey Allard, Ella Kate Allard, William Kienke and Connor Kienke; Her sister Florence Palazzo; her many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Cecilia was loved greatly by all and she loved unconditionally. She is now with her husband, Joseph Lopes, her parents, sisters and brother. She was everyone’s grandmother, mother and friend. She was born in Amityville, New York January 5,1933 one of six children. She married Joseph Lopes who was a member of the U.S. Navy, worked for the operating engineers and became a disabled veteran. At which time she became his caretaker and donated much of her time to the Disabled Veterans. She made the most of her exceptional life and worked hard for family. She relocated to Pompano Beach in 1975 where she lived many happy years.

In July of 2015 she became a resident at John Knox Village where she had many friends and enjoyed life. She was a passionate person, who loved to be with family and friends, loved to be active in the church, loved to travel and volunteer in any way she could. Cooking and baking was a passion of hers, as she greeted you into her home she would ask: “Are you hungry, would you like something to eat?”

You Were Loved By All & Be Missed By Many God Bless You Cecilia

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to; The Disabled American Veterans DAV on line; https://secure.dav.org Or; Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301

  • FAMILY

  • Lawrence Lopes, Son
  • Joseph Lopes, Son
  • Robert Lopes, Son

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

Memories

Cecilia Abbate Lopes

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John Abbate

August 5, 2020

Aunt Cecilia was special to many but truly special to our family. She came with us to visit my mother's Colombian side of the famliy and joined my mom on a trip to Paris to visit me. Living far from family is hard and we miss them but I believe when they pass to the spiritual world, our departed loved ones can become our guides. Aunt Cecilia is with her spiritual family now and still there for us if we just think of her with love.

Doris Christian

August 1, 2020

Cecelia and I became friends when I moved to JKV. We bonded immediately and for the next four years shared laughter, tears and joy. We saw each other almost everyday and spoke every morning and every afternoon. I will remember her love of dancing, her beautiful smile and the joy she brought not just to me but to all the other lives she touched.

She had a deep faith and today is in a better place. A blonde angel in heaven.

Sarah Noble, Manager/Funeral Director

July 29, 2020

We the Staff of Kraeer Sample Road Funeral Home would like to extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but love leaves memories that no one can steal.”

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