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  • "he was my protector,he lead the way and occasionally..."
  • "A full life Chris lived so we were saddened to hear of his..."
    - Judi & Mike Sackett

COPPOLA Chris "Rasta" Coppola, formerly of Tavernier, died May 8 in Naples, Florida following a long illness. Chris was a registered nurse at NCH Downtown. He spent more than 30 years as a nurse in many hospitals from New York, to the Florida Keys and the Arizona Navajo Reservation. He was an avid scuba instructor and captain. He lived aboard the SV I & I at Blue Waters Marina in Tavernier for eight years. Originally from Binghamton NY, he was an accomplished classical music composer, actor and director. He is survived by his wife, Denise Corbitt-Coppola, Mother Joyce Coppola, Brother Larry Coppola and sister Carolyn Coppola Spencer as well as daughters Cathleen Coppola, Jennifer Coppola and Candice Coppola, stepson Wayne Eberle. Chris leaves behind many more Relatives and friends. Friends who wish to share their memories may visit his memorial webpage at obituaries/Christopher-Coppola

Published in Florida Keys Keynoter / Reporter on May 16, 2014