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COPPE, John Michael February 16, 1982 - August 30, 2018 Of Lexington, MA, died August 30, 2018 in Annapolis, MD after a heroic 20 year battle with addiction that he could not beat in the end. At the time, he was living in a home for people in recovery from drug addiction.

He leaves his mother Margaret E. Coppe of Lexington, MA, father Michael R. Coppe (Jenevy Dames Coppe) of Lexington and Cotuit, MA, sisters Elizabeth Anne Maier (James Maier) of Chester, MD and Carolyn Coppe Peacock (Zachary Peacock) of Lexington, MA, grandfather Benjamin A. Nicks, his favorite nephews Ben and Alex Maier and Greg and Trent Peacock and several aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved him and supported him in his efforts to stay sober.

John was born in Boston, MA on February 16, 1982 and raised in Lexington, MA and summered in Cotuit, MA. From his teen years, he struggled with substance abuse disorder and fought to conquer addiction by participating in many recovery programs in Massachusetts and beyond and most recently in Annapolis, where he had a loving and extensive network of people who worked tirelessly and supportively to help him in his recovery.

During his formative years, John's infectious smile and adorable personality

captured the love and support of his family and friends in both Lexington and Cotuit. In Cotuit, he was particularly close to his Grandpa Mickey, who loved and cared for him during John's wonderful summers there. John loved sailing and boating, spending many warm days messing about in Cotuit's waters and later in his life cruising around on the Chesapeake Bay.

At the age of 16 in MA, John worked in paving becoming a surrogate son and great friend of his employer, Bobby Kaminski, who also mentored and supported him. Most recently, John continued in his trade in MD where he worked hard in the sales of driveway paving and installations. His boss, Dustin, and his wife Stephanie were supportive and caring friends of John during his time in Maryland.

Wherever he lived, John was surrounded by friends who cared about him and only and always wished him the absolute best in his struggles with his addiction. He was a caring, kind, and supportive friend to many. He had a heart that would never give up on you. John, like all others suffering from this disease, was so much more than his addiction.

A remembrance service will be held Friday, November 2nd at 7pm at The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421. In lieu of flowers, please donate in John's memory to "Learn To Cope" www.learn2cope.org or "Samaritan House," 2610 Greenbriar Ln, Annapolis, MD 21401
Published in The Boston Globe on Sept. 16, 2018
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