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Thelma Perry Bopp

September 25, 1921 ~ July 17, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

Thelma Perry Bopp of Laurel, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17th at the age of 98.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Bopp. 

Thelma was born on September 25, 1921 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  After graduating from high school, Thelma launched her career in secretarial work in the Boston area.  She relocated to Washington D.C. years later when government officials came to Massachusetts to recruit for secretarial roles needed to support a rapidly expanding federal workforce in the nation’s capital. 

Thelma met the love of her life, Frank Bopp, and they were married in 1961 and relocated to Laurel in 1965 when they purchased their home and joined the newly formed St. Nicholas Parish.  Thelma became actively involved in Parish life, hosting Home Masses, serving an Extraordinary Minister and recording the Parish weekly donations.  After many years of government service she retired from the US department of Agriculture.  Thelma deeply appreciated that she was able to remain in her home and attend weekly 5 pm Mass every Saturday until she was almost 99 years of age. 

There will be a Funeral Mass at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Laurel on Saturday, July 25th at 11 am followed by a burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  Donations to St. Nicholas Church may be made in Thelma’s memory. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 25, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
8603 Contee Road
Laurel, MD 20708

Funeral Mass
Saturday
July 25, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
8603 Contee Road
Laurel, MD 20708

A graveside service will follow the funeral service

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906

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