Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

A member of the Malden Community since 1896

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Barbara J. Coppla

1937 - 2021



COPPLA, Barbara (Smith) of Malden, passed away peacefully on December 1 at 84 years of age, after a lengthy illness. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, John A. Coppla. Beloved daughter of the late Roy and Grace Smith. She is survived by her devoted children John (Susan) of Malden, Charles of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ellen DiBenedetto (Mario) of Reading, MA. Dear Sister of the late Lawrence Smith. Sister-in-law and friend for life, Susan Smith. Lovingly cherished and known as “Grammie” by her grandchildren Elizabeth, Rachael, Sarah, Jessica, Juliana, and Michael; as well as her 2 great grandchildren, Matthew and Giovanna. Barbara leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and dear friends, as well as a large family in New Brunswick, Canada

Barbara spent her years devoted to the Maplewood Baptist Church in Malden, where she was active with the board, choir, Ladies Guild, and a Sunday School teacher. She also enjoyed crafting needlepoint, crochet, knitting, sewing various articles for her friends and family. She loved to spend summers camping in Maine with her family. Barbara was a kind soul, who always extended help to others.
Visiting hours: Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the Visitation at the Weir-MacCuish Family Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Funeral on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 8:00 am. Internment will be private

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the COPD Foundation,

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