Raymond T. Schopp, 83, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Patricia (Elliott) Schopp, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at home in prayer with his family at his side.
Born in Pittsburg, Pa., on April 5, 1930, son of the late Howard E. and Anastatia (Farmarie) Schopp he had lived in South Windsor for the past 48 years. Ray was a Korean War
veteran and served with the U.S. Army
. Before retiring he was a general foreman with International Fuel Cells, Division of United Technologies, South Windsor, for many years. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Church, South Windsor. He enjoyed UConn women's basketball games with his wife, home-cooked meals, a long walk with his dog, and many precious times with his grandchildren and family. With Ray's sparkling, blue eyes and quiet spirit he won many friends at the Village at Buckland Court. These new friends gave him such tender loving care while he bravely fought ALS.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, Patricia, he leaves his children, Lynn Marinelli, and her husband, John, Margaret Peruccio, and her husband, Edward, and Virginia Hughes, and her husband, Frederick, all of South Windsor; his daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Schopp of Kentucky; brother, Thomas P. Schopp in Oregon; a sister, Rosemarie Healy of Pittsburg, Pa.; six adoring grandchildren, Alison and Jenna Marinelli, Marissa and Daniel Peruccio, and Alexander and Katherine Hughes, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Raymond T. Schopp Jr.
Family and friends may gather, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 9:15 a.m. at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor.
His family will receive friends Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made towww.alsa.org
For online expressions of sympathy please visit us atwww.carmonfuneralhome.com