Danvers — Lillian Rose Scopa, 79, of Danvers, died peacefully on Friday at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center in Beverly, following a long battle with illness. She was the devoted wife of Paul M. Scopa, with whom she shared many happy years of marriage.
Born in Medford on March 15, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Maria (Perella) DeMelis. She was raised and educated in Medford, and later lived in Winchester, and then moved to Danvers, where she lived for the past 35 years.
She was employed for over 25 years as a sales person in women’s fashion at Sears in Saugus, before retiring in 1992. She loved to cook and bake for her family. Having her everyone together for Sunday dinner was the highlight of her week.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter, Paula Marie Lima and her husband, Orlando; and her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Kendra Marie and her fiancé, Daniel Maltais, and Michael Paul Lima, all of Danvers. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Eleanor Scopa, Anna “Nina” Cook and Alfred DeMelis.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Richard’s Church, Danvers, at 11 a.m., to which relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B–102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and her obituary, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.