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Obituary: Josephine E. (Lia) Copeland, 89

Feb 04, 2015 01:21PM ● By Kieran Gilman

CLINTON: Josephine E. (Lia) Copeland, age 89, a resident of Clinton for the past 3 years, formerly of Tewksbury, passed away at the Clinton Hospital on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

She was the beloved wife of Albert S. Copeland, who passed away on April 8, 2002.

Born in Boston on February 23, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Francesco Lia and the late Concetta (Anostasio) Lia.

She was raised in Boston and attended the Practical Arts High School.

Josephine resided in Tewksbury for 58 years until moving to the Corcoran House Assisted Living in Clinton.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as an Assembler for the Wang Corporation and as a Seamstress for the Lowell Dress Company.

Josephine was a former member of the Tewksbury Red Hat Society.

She is survived by three sons, James P. Copeland and his wife Kathryn of Clinton, Albert J. Copeland and his wife Siea of Nashua, NH and John F Copeland and his wife Andrea of Attleboro; two grandchildren, Kyle J. and Samantha J. Copeland; one sister, Rose Deaver of Chicago, IL.

Josephine was the sister of the late Augustus "Gus" Lia and Antoinette Lia.

Calling hours are Friday, Feb. 6, from 9-11 a.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. William's Church, 1351 Main St., Rte. 38, Tewksbury. Interment at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Clinton Hospital Foundation, 201 Highland Street, Clinton, MA 01510.

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