Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

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William Coppola

August 8, 1927January 8, 2020

William Coppola, 92, passed away January 8, 2020.

He was the husband of Anna (Palumbo) Coppola; son of the late James and Amelia (Testa) Coppola; father of William M. Coppola and his wife Kathleen, Steven Coppola and his wife Lori, Edward Coppola and his wife Donna; brother of James Coppola and the late Lucy Ruizzo, Mary, Beatrice, and Isabelle Kaplan, and Jimmy, Joseph, Rudolph, Richard, and Edward Coppola. He also leaves 6 grandchildren: Mike, Melissa, Michelle, Matt, Lauren, and Steven, and 7 great-grandchildren.

William served in the United States Army and was a long-time Union member of the Plasterer & Cement Masons, Local 40.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a committal service on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the St. Francis Cemetery Chapel, 163 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial with military honors will follow.


  • Committal Service and Burial Thursday, January 16, 2020


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Bruce Coppola

January 20, 2020

I am deeply saddened to find out about Uncle Billy's passing. I loved my uncle very much and I am so sad that I did not know of this terrible loss. He was a man if deep honor and integrity and possessed many traits that can not be learned or bought, but come from the deep sense of humanity. The entire Coppola Family will be deep in our prayers. Rest in Peace Uncle Billy. You had such a positive effect in my life.

Kathleen McCarthy

January 18, 2020

Billy, MR COPPOLA to us kids, visited my parents every Saturday for years. I grew up at Windmill and Hopkins with Eddie and knew the other brothers for they lived behind us on Jaspar and us on Luke Street . Even after my father Joe died in 2016 Billy came to the wake and he still visited now and then. We moved North End and never heard again . But he was so funny with his stories as adults we looked forward to. Billy like to reminisce often when the North End were all like family.
Thanks for the memories . Our condolences to the entire family.
Love Kathy McCarthy, Theresa and Carol McCarthy
North Kingstown RI

Bill Coppola

January 17, 2020

My mother and brothers wish to thank everyone for their kind words about Dad. He will be missed by us all. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who could attend the service, and to those who were able to attend following reception. It was especially good for our Mom to see the kindness of all. Once again; thank you.

Sidra (Coppola) Nikolyszyn

January 15, 2020

I will miss my Uncle Bill very much. I never stopped laughing when I was with him and Aunt Anna. He was one of a kind. Sidra

Elaine Kaplan

January 15, 2020

Uncle Billy was the cream of the crop.

Barbara (Coppola) Teixeira

January 14, 2020

I have so many fond memories of my early childhood on Smart Street when you all lived on Jasper St. My father, Bob Coppola, was Billy's cousin. Like my father, Billy was also a man who loved his family above all else. My heart goes out to Anna, her sons, and the rest of the family. 🙏🙏🙏

Lori Ann DiSandro

January 14, 2020

Billy worked with my uncle, Joe Lasorsa, at Ralston Plastering for many, many years. Billy would be there at my aunt and uncle's house visiting many a time while I was there playing with my cousins. He always had a smile on his face and a big, boisterous laugh and voice - he was a person you remembered and a person who would always recognize you. I, for one, will never forget him and all the memories of those visits so long ago.
May all your best memories of him stay with you......

Mark Lomazzo

January 14, 2020

My most sincere sorrow to the Coppola family on the passing of your dad. I worked with Bill during the summers of the 1960s at Ralston Plastering, and always reminisced of those days when ever he came to visit me at my home.

My most fond moments were those Saturday mornings when he would stop to visit with family and share coffee with us. My mother and grandmother especially enjoyed his visits.

Bill was a sweet and gentle man and will be missed.

Bill Coppola

January 14, 2020

Dad was a good husband to our Mom and a good father to us. A very hard and conscientious worker. Better praise I don’t know of.

John O’Leary

January 14, 2020

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Coppola. I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legacy he leaves and his family and his service to our country. RIP.