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Anthony (Tony) Coppola, of Wixom, Mich., formerly from Beverly, passed away on May 19, 2017, while doing what he loved most, traveling.
Born on November 21, 1933, he was the son of the late Pietro and Maria (Del’Vecchio) Coppola.
Tony graduated from Beverly High School in 1951. He attended Burdette College for one year and decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, serving four years, two of which in the Korean War. Tony was honorably discharged in 1957. He then attended Henry Ford College where he got his degree in mechanical engineering and drafting.
Tony worked for the Chrysler Corporation for 45 years, also being sent for two years in Cape Canaveral, Fla. to work on the Apollo space mission. After he retired, Anthony moved to Michigan where he would reside until his passing.
Anthony’s favorite hobbies included hunting, fishing, and all sports. He was an avid traveler and loved to see the world. When he was not traveling, he would visit his family in Beverly, with whom he loved to play card games.
Anthony is survived by his brothers, Richard Coppola, Sr. of Florida, Joseph Coppola of Beverly; and his sister, Frances Gobeille of Beverly. His brother, Peter Coppola, predeceased him. In addition to his siblings, he is survived by a nephew, Mark Gobeille of Beverly; niece, Lisa Morsey and her husband, Tony Morsey, both of Beverly; great-nephew, Alex Morsey of Reading; and great-niece, Olivia Morsey of Beverly.
His funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A visiting hour will be held prior from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial in North Beverly Cemetery after the noon service. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  June 14, 2017
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