Felix J. Coppola

October 5, 1932 - November 5, 2017
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Thursday 11/9, 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
855 Carman Rd.
Massapequa Park, New York 11762
516-541-3270 | Map
Friday 11/10, 9:30 am
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, New York 11933
Friday 11/10

Coppola Felix J. on November 5, 2017. Born in NYC, “Phil” was beloved husband of Genevieve. Loving father of Jeanne Flecker (Harry), Michael, and Robert. Cherished grandfather of Melissa, Kevin, Brian, Evan, and Bianca. He will be missed greatly by all of his nieces, nephews, family, friends, and neighbors. Felix retired from Merrill Lynch afterContinue Reading

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Mark Rebehn left a message on November 11, 2017:
What an absolute joy it was to have known you Mr. Coppola. For some 30 plus years I always looked forward to seeing you. I will miss your smile, your kind words and your sincerity. Mrs. Coppola, your husband will be truly missed. Jeanne, Mike and Rob, your father will never be forgotten. Never will a better karaoke performance of "The Chattanooga Choo Choo" be given by anyone than he!
Jeanne Zurlo left a message on November 11, 2017:
I'm so sorry that Uncle Phil has passed. I'll never forget summers at Lake George and how he made each one richer with his colorful stories, laughter, and love of music. He also always spoke out against injustice. He was a rare combination of someone who loved life but demanded equality. May he rest in peace and Aunt Gen I hope you find comfort in the days ahead.
Dom Morea left a message on November 10, 2017:
My deepest condolences to the Coppola family on your loss. My childhood is spotted with great memories of your dad/husband always greeting me warmly with a smile and always taking the time to find out what was going on with me and how my family was doing. He was always cared, always told you what he really thought and left you feeling better for having spent a little time together. It was a privilege to have known Felix Coppola and I cherish my relationship with the whole family and Rob; who is a brother to me as he is to all his closest friends. Mr Coppola will live on in all our memories as a warm and caring person and we are all better for having grown up around him. Love to the Coppola family always.
Stephanie Sabatino Fritz left a message on November 10, 2017:
My years at Woodloch were such wonderful time that I often look back upon and smile and “Philco” and the rest of his family were a big part of that. It is so rare these days to meet someone who is sincerely interested in how you are and what you’ve been up to since meeting last but he always was. A kind and funny person who will be sorely missed. Even though we haven’t seen each other in a long time, you left a lasting impression. Thinking of everyone and sending lots of love to Mike, Rob, Jean, Genevieve and family.
Carol Ulmer left a message on November 9, 2017:
To all the family. So very sorry for your loss. He was a giant of a man but small in stature. Someone I could see eye to eye with. A true Mets fan . Thank you for sharing with all of us at Woodloch. May he watch over all of us.Fondly Carol and John Ulmer.
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Tina Augello left a message on November 9, 2017:
My thoughts are with the whole family have great memories from Woodloch Pines when you were guest
Phyllis and John Donohue,and Lori left a message on November 9, 2017:
Our hearts go out to the whole family. Phil was a big part in our Woodloch vacation memories. May he finally have peace and I hope the cherished memories will guide the family through this transition.
The Rouvas family left a message on November 8, 2017:
Our deepest sympathies for the Coppola family. May fond memories of Felix comfort you now and always. I recall Robert and I enjoying a Mets game or two with his father. Great memories! God bless...
stanley palka left a message on November 8, 2017:
phil coppola , philly as we called him on the floor from the first day i got hired by him for Merrill,Lynch he looked after me.he showed me what i needed to know on the floor to survive..Phil and frank what a team they were. He encourged me to go on to another company after a while but he always checked in on me to see how i was doing.even after he retired we kept in touch.i had different issues in my life ,not work related ,i would call him and he would give his advice and it would always help.He had calm realistic advice.It always helped in some way.i still remember to this day if he had to tell you something he thought upsetting to you he would first look down and fidget with something in his hand and then tell you. Rest in peace Philly and Thank You...
Colleen and Kevin Norton left a message on November 8, 2017:
a Great man. Rob your family is our our hearts and prayers
Colleen and Kevin Norton left a message on November 8, 2017:
a Great man. Rob your family is in our hearts and prayers.
Kim Krause left a message on November 8, 2017:
He was always "Felix" to me and my family when we met him at Huntington Hills. I was not fortunate enough to have known him before that, but I feel fortunate to have met him and Jen and Michael. He was friendly with my grandmother right from the start and they'd talk about baseball and she still remembers that and how he always wore his baseball cap! I used to feel so good when I'd come say hello to him and touch his arm and he'd look up at me and smile. And I've come to love his beautiful wife Jen and I will not loose touch with her just because I won't see her at Huntington Hills on Saturdays. She's a special lady and I wish her only peace and comfort knowing what a great life and family she had with Felix.
Jim Simpson and Jennifer Kiesendahl left a message on November 8, 2017:
“Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names”. ~ProverbsI had only been in the presence of Phil on a few occasions over the years. But through conversations with Mike, I feel as though I have come to know Phil through the stories.I truly believe that we get to know a man best, by listening to his adult children and those who were closest to him and loved him most; and how they speak of him---the man; the friend; the coach; the father; the husband; the grandfather.Mike always spoken about his Dad with a smile.When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure So keep telling the stories. They are what comfort us most during these difficult times. And they are what will keep Phil’s spirit and his memory alive. Your stories are how grandchildren get to know their grandparents best.God Bless the entire Coppola family.May you find peace and comfort with family and friends during this time of loss.……..and “Let’s Go Mets”!
Jane Coppola left a message on November 8, 2017:
My memories of Uncle Phil come with a smile. I smile when I think of his smile or his laugh or the when he was over the moon with excitement as we gathered around the television set to watch the famous kiss....Sammy Davis Jr. kissing Archie Bunker. Uncle Phil had a zest for life. His enthusiasm was complemented by his interest in the stories and lives of others. Uncle Phil, Rest In Peace.
Raymond J Coppola left a message on November 7, 2017:
There is some comfort in reading the heartfelt words that sound a common chord; to feel and hear how well loved Uncle Phil was/is. Whether they are the words of a long-time heart-broken friend, a neighbor, a team-mate, family, a co-worker; a colleague, someone who was mentored or taken under Uncle Phil's wing...all deeply touched and forever better because of sharing some smaller or larger part of life's journey with Uncle Phil. He was always ahead of his time, always had an eye for the leading edge, always had an eye for the underdog, invariably saw the budding potential in people. While one can certainly be formed by rules, and structures, by what is strict and unswerving...Uncle Phil could balance intensity and passion with the invitation to lighten up, relax, be welcomed, enjoy, have fun! Somehow he opened a window into what was spacious. While there is the impulse to honor him in his is difficult to do that for long, for he was someone always in relation to. He belonged to his family...and they to him...and what will surely endure in his passing, are the bonds of love whose delicate but incredibly strong fibers keep us deeply connected to him, and to each other, importantly, at a level much deeper beyond what distinctions there may be, or what might separate us. Pray for us Uncle Phil...keep a loving eye out for us...visit us in our dreams...pick out a good spot for us will you? Where we can lay out a blanket, or set up some lawn chairs, for when next we are together. We will take care of each other until then, as you would have us do.
NEELA ROSE left a message on November 7, 2017:
My heartfelt condolences to the Coppola Family. Mr. Coppola was always full of energy and had the best stories of the good old days! He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched! Rest in Peace!
Rob Allen left a message on November 7, 2017:
Phil Coppola was my first boss coming out of college. I worked with him two years.ln those two years he taught me "the ropes" of working on the Commodities Exchange. Phil always called me "Rob Allen". In the 24 years I worked there that kind of stuck. People if they were looking for me would scream Rob Allen. Where is Rob Allen? Phil will always be a mentor to me, but I'm more proud to say he was my friend. RIP Phil
John Filipkowski left a message on November 7, 2017:
My deepest sympathy to the Coppola clan and for the loss of a man whom I respected like my Father. I remember Mr. Coppola (Phil) as a man of few words and a lot of action. He was always there for his family, friends and neighbors and especially his children and children’s friends. I lived next door to the Coppola’s for my entire childhood and early adult life as a close friend and I can say with great bravado and respect that I love the Coppola family as my own because of him. We should all strive to be more like Phil and live our lives as the stand-up guy he was. Respectfully with love,John Filipkowski
John J. Coppola left a message on November 6, 2017:
Uncle Phil was larger than life when I was growing up .... a really cool guy who played sports, was a great fan, a great conversationalist .... someone I always wanted to spend more rime with. He had a beautiful wife and a beautiful family .... was a happy guy always interested in what his nephews and neices had on their minds. God could not have provided a better uncle .....
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