Myra (Upson) Coppola

April 20, 1935 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 85)


Myra Coppola – Derry, NH

Myra Coppola (affectionately known as Nanny) died Sunday morning May 3, 2020 surrounded by her family.  Myra was born in Merrimac, MA and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1953.  She was married to Russell Coppola and they celebrated their 49th Anniversary before his death in 2007.  She worked at Ametek as an instrument assembler for more than 20 years.  She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed puzzles, bingo, softball, and card games.  She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Myra is survived by her daughter Cathy Coppola and fiancé Michael Henderson, son Steven Coppola and wife Michelle, daughter Lori Theriault (Coppola) and husband Steven, her grandchildren Eric Coppola, Matthew Gill, Michael Gill, Jessica Theriault, Cristy Theriault and her fiancé Peter Goode.

She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Russell Coppola and daughter Carole Gill (Coppola).

Services will be private, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.  In-lieu of flowers you may donate in Myra’s name to St Jude’s hospital at or mail to 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079.  Please visit to sign the online guest book.




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