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Louis F. Coppola

May 25, 1937 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 82)


Chief Master Sergeant Louis 'Lou' F. Coppola, (Ret. USAF Band, leader Strolling Strings) was born May 25, 1937 in Bridgeport, CT. He passed away peacefully on Monday, April 20, 2020, after a long battle with leukemia. He is survived by his former wife, Rose-Marie Bruno Coppola, two sons, Kevin Louis (fiancee Sylvia Curiel) and John David Coppola (wife Lara Ashley) and three grandchildren, Kyle, Lucy and Ellie Coppola. 

Louis is predeceased by his parents Louis Frank and Mary Mastroni Coppola. He is survived by his brother, Frank J. Coppola ( Patricia), sister Francine Coppola Buda (James), nephews Christopher Coppola (Cheryl), Daniel Coppola, Greg Coppola (Jeannie), niece Katie Coppola Seto (Matthew) great nephews and nieces; Colin, Joseph, Nicolas, Sofia, Jake, Gina Coppola and Jackson Seto.

A funeral service will be held at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel at a later date (late fall/early winter) followed by interment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

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Condolences may be mailed to:

The Coppola Family
c/o John & Ashley Coppola
1110 Waynewood Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22308


Donations in honor of Louis F. Coppola may be sent to the charities listed below.

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Funeral Mass
December 18, 2020

8:45 AM
Fort Myer Old Post Chapel
204 Lee Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211-1199

Interment with Military Honors
December 18, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Dr.
Ft. Myer, VA 22211


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Air Force Aid Society

American Accordionists' Association
36 Renee Road, Syosset NY 11791

Donations should be mailed to the attention of: Mr. Raymond Oreggia, Treasurer American Accordionists' Association

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