Dr. Elia Coppola, 73, of Plymouth, MA formerly of West Haven, CT past away peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 2015 with his family by his side.  He was the husband of Kathy Coppola.  Dr. Coppola was born in San Salvatore Telesino, Italy on August 2, 1941; son of the late Francesco and Alessandrina Maturo Coppola.  He came to this country at the age of twenty-two settling with his father and brother in West Haven, CT.  Dr. Coppola graduated with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York and was a team leader in research development at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. where he led several important projects and traveled internationally representing the company.  Loving father of Alessandra (Anthony) Petruccelli, Cynthia Coppola and Francesco (Kelly) Coppola.  Also survived by his loving and dedicated brother Mario Coppola and his wife Francine of West Haven, CT; five grandchildren; a nephew Mario F. Coppola and his wife Nikki of Orange; a niece Christina Coppola DeCresenzo of West Haven.

Family and friends may call at the Cartmell Funeral Services, 150 Court Street, Plymouth, MA on Monday, Feb. 2nd from 5 to 7 pm. and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, Feb. 3rd in St. Kateri Tekakwitha, 126 South Meadow Street, Plymouth, MA at 11:00 am.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT  06067.