Obituary: Theophila “Katie” Lopezzo, 82, of Monroe

Theophila “Katie” Lopezzo, 82, of Monroe, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at her home with all of her loving family at her side.

She was born Theophila M. Sikorski in Chelsea, MA on April 18, 1931.

She has been the beloved wife of Frank P. Lopezzo for the past 62 years.

She devoted her life to her husband and children. She spent the last 35 years traveling to many locations around the world. She so enjoyed making weekly trips to the casino where she had made many longtime friends.

Her hobby was learning how to greet friends, acquaintances, and perfect strangers in many different languages. She loved all animals, with the cardinal being her favorite bird. She was a great cook and loved hosting large family gatherings in her home.

She is survived by her husband Frank, sons Thomas and his wife Lorraine of Baltimore, MD, Paul and his wife Cheryl of Prospect, CT, daughters Nina Arribas and husband Robert of Monroe, CT, Lisa Michel and husband Robert of Monroe CT, and Gina Lapke of Milford, CT. And also, cherished grandchildren James, Nicholas, Christine, Laura, Kim, April, Rachael, Nicole, Mark , and Joseph, and great grandchildren Tayah, Mathew, and Maximus. She is also survived by her loving sister Sophie of Saugus, MA.

She was pre-deceased by a brother and two sisters.

Viewing on Thursday, November 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, with a Funeral Service at 7:00 pm.

The family wishes to thank the staff of 7 West at St. Vincent Medical Center for their compassion, understanding and wonderful care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Connecticut Hospice Inc. 1 Park Street Norwalk, CT 06851.