Charles Copley
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Obituary of Charles F. Copley

Charles F. Copley Sr. (affectionately known as “Pop”) was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2022. He was a New Years baby, born in Stamford, CT, to his devoted parents, Salvatore and Assunta Coppola. He graduated from Stamford High School, where he was known for being a “goodie-two-shoes” because he was a great student who loved all subjects and his teachers, and was involved in various sports, such as football, baseball, and soccer. At age 18, he entered the army and was stationed in Japan.  After returning home, he married his soulmate, Sophie Verses; they were happily married for 61 years prior to Sophie’s passing in 2015. Together, they enjoyed walking and dancing, and they visited almost every diner in Stamford, Darien, and Norwalk. Everyone around town knew and loved them, and they rarely did anything separately. Charlie dedicated many years of his life to providing the best care for Sophie, always putting her needs before his own. He remained the most devoted and unconditionally loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Charlie is survived by his daughter Susanne Gonzalez and her husband Richard; his son Charles Copley Jr. and his wife Donna; his grandchildren, Michelle Hylton and her husband Alex, Kyle Copley and his girlfriend Bailey Cotrona, Ava and Chloe Gonzalez, and his great-granddaughter, Ella. Charlie is also survived by many dear cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He especially loved his phone calls from his niece Linda and nephews Ricky and Georgie.  

He was predeceased by his parents, wife, and eleven siblings, whom he loved so dearly.

Charlie loved telling stories from his childhood, making sure his hair looked perfect, chatting and working out with his friends at the Tully Center. He also enjoyed relaxing at home with Sue, Rich, Carol and the kids, taking long walks around the neighborhood, hanging on Chuck and Donna’s deck enjoying the view of their beautiful yard and garden, face timing or visiting with all of his grandkids, and sharing delicious meals and time with his dear friends Yvonne and Sai. He was also an incredible carpenter for many years. His gentle spirit, bright smile, warm hugs, dry humor, and words of wisdom will be missed the most.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, July 31 at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Prayer service will be held at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to RVNAhealth via To send online condolences to the family, please visit

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