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Ursula Roper

Ursula Roper

Saturday, June 15th, 1940 Thursday, March 5th, 2020

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Obituary for Ursula Jane Roper (Roper)

Ursula Jane Roper passed into eternal life on March 5, 2020. Ursula was born June 15, 1940 in the Bronx, NY to Mary E. (Butler) Roper of the Bronx and Clarence Roper of Rhode Island. She was raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn by her parents and maternal grandmother, Katherine (Katie) Bannon Butler, along with her younger brother, Clarence. She attended and graduated from the Academy of Mount Saint Vincent at Chastellux in Tuxedo Park, New York.
Ursula was a Manager at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company for many years in Manhattan. She resided in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn until she moved to Spring Lake Heights, NJ with her mother and two miniature poodles, Nicole and Suzette. After her retirement from Manufacturers Hanover, Ursula assisted with bookkeeping at local offices in the Spring Lake area, while also tending to the care of her mother. After her mother’s passing, Ursula became a licensed member of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA).
Ursula also became a breeder and groomer of poodles and along with her good friend Barbara Cismowski, she bred, cared and showed many standard poodles with Drysdale Standards. They also operated Dapper Dogs together. Ursula was a member of the American Kennel Association, American Poodle Club, New Jersey Poodle Club, and National Dog Groomers Association.
Ursula is pre-deceased by her parents and brother Clarence. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth (Beth Anne), and three nephews. She has five great nephews and one great niece, and one great great niece. She is also survived by her cousins James Quinn, Helen Gardner, Carol Ann Burns and their families.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:30am at St. Catharine’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake. Due to the Lenten season, flowers will not be accepted at the church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Watchung Mountain Poodle Club Rescue: WMPCR c/o Anita McKenna, 8 Knoll Tavern Road, Flemington NJ 08822. O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall in charge of arrangements, www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

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  • Service

    Monday, June 15th, 2020 | 10:30am
    St. Catharine's Church
    215 Essex Avenue
    SPRING LAKE, NJ
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    Monday, June 15th, 2020
    10:30am
    Officiant
    Parish Clergy
  • Interment

    Private Cremation
    4201 Rt. 33
    Tinton Falls, NJ
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Helen

Ursula, rest in peace. You will be missed. You were so fortunate to have years of compassion and care from your niece Beth Anne and Tanisha and the staff at Tower Lodge and Serenity Hospice. God bless all. Your cousin Helen
Comment | Posted at 12:50pm via Condolence
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Jim and Cris Quinn

Our love and prayers for you always. Life will be less fun and less interesting without you with us. Rest softly dear Ursula and in peace. Cris and Jim
Comment | Posted at 10:05am via Condolence
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