Judith Groppelli

Judith M. Groppelli (Wildes)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Judith M. (Wildes) Groppelli, 73, beloved wife for 49 years of John J. Goppelli, Jr., of Castle Hill Road, Pawcatuck, passed away at her home on Saturday, January 2, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Wildes.

Judith was a devoted communicant of St. Michael Church where she was an active member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was a master craftswoman who always went over and above in giving time and effort to anyone in need.

She will be dearly missed by her husband John and their three children, Anne M. Vetelino and husband Louis and Brian T. Groppelli, all of Westerly, and John J. Groppelli III and wife Andrea of Medford, MA; and six grandchildren who affectionately called her “Dodo”. Judith also leaves three brothers, George Wildes, Jr. and Kevin Wildes, both of Westerly and Richard Wildes of Groton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Wildes.

Visiting hours are omitted. A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10am on Thursday, Jan. 7, at St. Michael Church, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck. Burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask donations be made in her memory to Pancreatic Cancer Research. Pancan.org or http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/goto/BenSchlechter. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Michael the Archangel Church
    PAWCATUCK, CT 06379
  • Interment

    Private, --
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Posted at 06:19pm
My condolences to the Wildes and Groppelli family's. I hadn't seen the Wildes family in many years but grew up in the neighborhood with them and our mothers (Mary Brown)were great friends.May Judi be at peace.
Sandra (Brown)Goode-Ferguson

joseph pappadia

Posted at 12:17pm
Our deepest condolence to you and your family as you mourn the passing of your dear Judy.
AS a employee of First National store, I remember Judy as a little girl coming to see her dad, Bucky. It was a pleasure as Judy was always smiling and happy.
Let memories remind you of the special person Judy was and who will always be in your hearts.
In sympathy,
Meredith Pappadia and Joseph Pappadia

Kristy Hathaway & Family

Posted at 06:35pm
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and forever carry her in your heart.
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