Lydia Maffei

Lydia C. Maffei (Coppola)

Thursday, April 17th, 1941 - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Lydia C. Maffei, 78, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Maffei. Lydia was born in Stamford on April 17, 1941 to the late Theodore and Angelina Iaizzi Coppola.
Lydia attended St. John’s elementary school & Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford. Her main passion in life was fashion. This passion led her to obtain a degree in Textile Design & Fashion from the University of Connecticut. Upon graduation she went to work with her parents who owned The Coppola Shop, the iconic women’s dress and bridal shop which served Stamford for 50 years from 1940-1990. Lydia worked her way into an ownership position beginning in 1968. Lydia was an active member of the Stamford Community. She was involved with the Stamford Chamber of Commerce and the Stamford Kiwanis Club where she served as President from 1998-1999.
Lydia’s warm and caring personality made all those around her feel welcomed and loved. Her smile and meticulous style would always brighten up a room.
Lydia is survived by her loving brother, Theodore J. Coppola of Norwalk, three nephews, Robert Coppola (Bernadette) of Fairfield, Michael Coppola of Norwalk and Stephen DeLeo (Tammy) of Norwalk, as well as four nieces, Cindy Kapteina (Barry) of Stamford, Jayne Bakis (Tom) of Stamford, Billie Schock (Rick) of Stamford and Patti-Ann Vakos (Paul) of Hamden. Also surviving are many grand & great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Lydia was predeceased by her sister in law, Jeanne Philipse Coppola, brother in law & sister in law, William F. & Leona DeLeo, and a nephew, Richard Coppola.
Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. John’s RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lydia’s memory to The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, One Hospital Plaza, Stamford, CT 06902
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 10:30am
    St. John RC Church
    1986 Post Road
    DARIEN, CT 06820
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  • Interment

    St. John's RC Cemetery
    25 Camp Avenue
    DARIEN, CT 06820
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Donations are being accepted for: Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center.


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Alison Gaston

Posted at 08:01pm
I have many fond memories of my Aunt Lydia. She was gracious enough to allow me to work at the Coppola Shop when I was young. I learned so much from her about business, fashion and, most importantly, how to treat others. With all her responsibilities and family commitments, she made time to help me write a high school paper on merchandising. She was an awesome individual with a lot of warmth and compassion. My condolences to the entire family. She will be missed and remembered fondly. Alison Palmer Gaston

Noelle Nails

Posted at 10:17am
Sending you our love & sympathy. With our condolences, Scotty & Noelle Nails

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