Animals Pets 13

Helen (Bodie) Stopper

August 26, 1938 ~ March 13, 2021 (age 82)

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Naugatuck-Helen (Bodie) Stopper, age 82, widow of Ralph M. Stopper, passed away on Saturday March 13, 2021 at Abbott Terrace Health Center.


She was born in Bridgeport, CT on August 26, 1938, a daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Chic)Bodie.  She was a longtime resident of Naugatuck.  Helen also spent many years in Lakeland Florida.  She  enjoyed music, dining with friends, and spending time with her family.


Helen is survived by her children; three sons Ralph Stopper and his wife Debbie of Watertown, Steven Stopper and his companion Jill of Naugatuck, and Gerald Stopper and his wife Griffin of Norwalk;  her daughter Susan Zito and her companion Craig of Middletown; her grandchildren Steven Stopper, Jr. and his wife Danielle and Mathew Zito;  her sister Gerry Paolillo and her husband Michael of Cheshire; and several nieces and nephews.


A private family gathering will take place, and burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit  The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Burial Private

St. James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

There are no calling hours

Private Services

Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

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