Philomena Coppola Troost

Philomena Coppola Troost, 87, of Ridgefield, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 6, 2012 at
Wilton Meadows, Wilton, CT

Mrs. Troost was the wife of the late Ernest V. Troost, Jr.

Born in Stamford, December 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Catello and Mary Andonina (Fiordelisi) Coppola. She was a graduate of Danbury State Teachers College and a dedicated primary school teacher in Stamford and Ridgefield, teaching at Scotland School, Ridgefield, for many years. She was a talented seamstress and artist. She loved travel, gardening and reading. She was an avid Jane Austen fan. Friends and family were very important to her and she remained close to college friends, friends from Fort Myers, Florida, the Widows Group of St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield, and colleagues and neighbors. She shared her love of travel, music and learning with friends and family.

Survivors include her three children: Tracey Robert and her husband, Leo of Fairfield, CT; Ernest Troost, III and his wife, Louise Hatem of Los Angeles, CA; Mark Troost and his wife, Leslie of Wilton, CT; four grandchildren, Eric Robert and his wife, Leah of Weston, CT, and Sean, Ryan and Erin Troost of Wilton, CT.; sisters-in-law, Kristin Troost of Norwalk and Lauretta Coppola of Stamford, CT. and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Troost was predeceased by a sister, Angelina Watt and her husband, Wilbur; a brother, Ralph Coppola and his wife, Frances and by a brother-in-law, William Troost.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Ridgefield Crossings, Wilton Meadows and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM in St. Mary Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

At Phil’s request, there will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 25 Gilbert St., Ridgefield, CT 06877 and Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT  06897.
Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT is in charge of arrangements.

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