OBITUARY

Laura C. Lopes

February 27, 1921March 5, 2019
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Laura S. (Cabral) Lopes, 98, of Rocky Hill and formerly Hartford, beloved wife for more than 45 years of the late John M. Lopes, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal on February 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Vitor and Isidora (Cabral) Sousa. She was a longtime, faithful communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She loved crocheting and gifting family and friends with her handmade treasures. Laura’s priority was raising her family and she devoted her life to them. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be forever missed by her five children, Vitor Lopes and wife Mary of Citrus Springs, FL, Fernando Lopes and wife Amelia of Vernon, Lucy Coelho and husband George of Citrus Springs, FL, Joanna Moura and husband Celso of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada and Laura Daponte of Taunton, MA; 16 adored grandchildren and 29 cherished great-grandchildren. In addition she leaves several relatives and friends. Laura was predeceased by her son-in-law, Joe Daponte and three sisters, Isidora Chaves, Maria Helena Cabral and Branca Natalia Cabral. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Apple Health & Rehabilitation in Rocky Hill for the care and compassion shown to Laura during her stay.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday (March 11) at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Kane St., Hartford. Everyone is asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laura’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. To share a memory of Laura with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Public Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Burial Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Laura C. Lopes

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Kathy Ordonez

March 19, 2019

Dear Vitor, Mary and all the Lopes Family,
I'm so sorry for your recent loss of Laura. I've been blessed to be part of your "family" for many years and remember the many occasions being in her company. Peace now be with her and all of you.
Love,
Kathy Ordonez

Ana Paquete

March 10, 2019

Natalia Pimentel Alves

March 7, 2019

She was a loving person and always out her family first. She was always happy to see her family and friends .

Natalia Pimentel Alves

March 7, 2019

I remember when we would go to a family party and she was always a person I enjoyed seeing so much and loved it when all the sisters were together and see them all having fun with all there children and all the rest of the family.

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