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MARCH 18, 1925 -- APRIL 18, 2005

Vivian R. Coppola, a secretary at Worthington Corp. from 1943 to 1948 and a gourmet cook who loved to entertain, died Monday in McAuley Residence, Town of Tonawanda, after a brief illness. She was 80.

Born Vivian DuCotey in Williamsport, Pa., she grew up in South Buffalo and lived in the Town of Tonawanda for the past 55 years. She was a graduate of South Park High School and a member of the Mothers' Guild at Mount St. Mary's elementary and high schools.

Mrs. Coppola enjoyed cooking and took special pride in her homemade pies. When her son Douglas S., a Buffalo attorney, attended the University of Notre Dame, he frequently brought his college friends home on break to enjoy his mother's meals and hospitality. She also enjoyed bridge, golf and attending the sporting events of her three grandchildren.

In addition to her son and grandchildren, she is survived by her husband of 56 years, Andrew G. of the Town of Tonawanda, and a daughter, Vianne S. of Jacksonville, Fla.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.