Rudolf Rudy N. Coppola

November 3, 1923March 11, 2014

Rudolf "Rudy" Nicola Coppola, 90, passed into eternal rest on March 11, 2014. He was the husband of the late Gilda (Giammarco) Coppola. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Victoria (Iacobellis) Coppola and Arthur Coppola, Sr.

Mr. Coppola was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy from 1941-1945 when he was honorably discharged. Earning during his service the Asiatic Navy Veteran 2nd class Petty Officer medal and several military ribbons. He enjoyed telling his family and friends of his experiences in the war where he served extensively in the Pacific Theater.

He is survived by his children, Michael J. Coppola and his wife Karleen, Marilyn Coppola and her partner Kelsie Bryer, and Debra Coppola and her husband Jery Potenza. He was the grandfather of Talia Coppola, and a brother of Arthur Coppola, Jr. of Cranston and Beatrice McCarthy of Johnston. He was also the father of the late Arthur "Arturo" Coppola.

Visitation and funeral will be held Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence. Burial with military honors in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.


  • Visitation Friday, March 14, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, March 14, 2014

Rudolf Rudy N. Coppola

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Peter Palmisciano

September 27, 2014

Marilyn, Debra and Michael,
I remember you father fondly. He and your mom welcomed us all into their home.
You are all in my prayers.
Peace & Love,
Peter Palmisciano & Family

Deborah Capobianco

April 20, 2014

Marilyn, Debra, Michael and family. I just learned of the passing of your father. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.

Dawn Marie Tramontano

April 10, 2014

Marilyn, Michael & Debra...
Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. I will always treasure our Branch Avenue memories and there's not a Halloween that passes without thinking of your Mom & Dad. God Bless - Dawn

mary lucas

March 30, 2014

Marilyn and family so sorry for your loss, you've certainly had more than than a fair share. Take care of each other during this sad time.

March 22, 2014

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad
I know he was a wonderful man and grandpa
I know you will cherish the memories of your parents,they were great always thinking of all of you god bless you
Aggie and Terry

alexandria harvey

March 19, 2014

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Claire Letourneaux

March 19, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to you all in the death of your Dad. May God comfort you knowing he has joined your Mother(who was my Godmother),Gilda, and Arturo in eternal peace.
Love to all,
Claire & Steve Letourneaux

Janis Goneconte

March 18, 2014

Marilyn, Deb, & Michael
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Janis & Peter

patience velletri

March 16, 2014

Debbie and Marylyn so sorry for your loss

Peter Cook

March 16, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to the Whole Coppola Family on their Loss.
Peter&Wendy Cook