Mary Catherine Kopa

May 17, 1984January 26, 2023
Obituary of Mary Catherine Kopa
Mary Catherine Kopa, 38, passed away unexpectedly on January 26. She leaves behind her loving husband, Matt Kopa and two young daughters, Harper age 4 and Callie age 7 months. In the words of one of her friends: “No one hopes or dreams of losing a loved one. But if we’re lucky, and we have to say goodbye, they have lived a long and fulfilling life, and there is some level of comfort in that. However, there are some losses that no one can fathom. A person so young and full of life, that touched everyone around them, that literally made our worlds a better place. A person that would turn herself inside out to make sure everyone around her was ok. A person that would never back down from telling us what was what. A fierce and beautiful soul. Taken from us long before she was ready. Before she had a chance to finish. Before she could see her family grow. Before we could fully show her just how much she meant. The world is a bit dimmer now, and for those she has touched, the healing will never be complete.” Mary Catherine is also survived by her parents, Ray and Marye Thompson; her brother, Ray Thompson, wife Melissa and nephews Tommy and Michael; her in-laws, Mick and Jane Kopa; and her brother-in-law, Michael Kopa and his wife Claire. Mary Catherine attended Cox High School and Radford University. She competed in field hockey, gymnastics, and was a cheerleader at Cox. She was employed as an Inside Salesperson at Allied Electronics. Mary Catherine was a loyal Navy wife and a selflessly devoted mother. She was dedicated to family as a loving daughter, sister, and aunt. Her unfailing friendship and bright presence will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center. Service to be held at Spring Branch Church 1500 N. Great Neck Rd. on Thursday February 2nd at 2:00 pm.

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