On January 9, 2017, Evangeline Josephine (Matragas) Popp, with the same peace and grace in which she lived, was united with her Heavenly Father, her loving husband, Robert "Bob" Popp and her daughter, Sharon Lee Popp. She leaves behind her son, Alan T. Popp and his wife, Cindy; her daughters, Marylou I. Bissonnette, Louise E. Popp, Nancy A. Popp and her husband, Bradford Baylies and Robin R. Popp.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 9, 1926, Vange married Bob in May of 1944. Bob and Vange moved to New Hampshire with their family in 1970, where they owned and operated "The Showcase" furniture store in Manchester and Hooksett.
Vange enjoyed volunteering, along with Bob, for many charitable organizations, most recently for New Horizons for New Hampshire and the Salvation Army. She enjoyed gardening, reading, appreciating and protecting nature, staying active, and above all else spending time with her family.
In addition to her immediate family, Vange leaves several grandchildren, Jason and Erin Meyer and their daughters, Natalie and Evangeline, Aimee and John Hall, their daughter, Lexi and son, Alex, Ryan Popp and his daughters, Mary-Elyse and Erin, Ethan Popp and Vanessa Leuck and their son, Aldrin, Tyler and Carlene Malek and their daughter, Ella, Austin Malek, Zachary Severance, Madeline Severance, Bethany Baylies and her daughter, Corinne.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, financial or volunteer contributions to New Horizons for New Hampshire, 199 Manchester St., Manchester, NH 03103, or to Brookside Congregational Church, 2013 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104 would be greatly appreciated.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester assisted the family with arrangements.