Julie Hopper Fiora

1948 - 2015

COOPERSTOWN - Julie Hopper Fiora died unexpectedly Monday night, November 30, 2015, at the lakeside summer home of her brother, Dr. William Hopper. She was 67.

Born July 26, 1948, Julie Frances Hopper was the daughter of the late Dr. Richard Hutchinson Hopper, a native of California, and Renèe May Rudd, a Swiss-educated Australian. She was born in the City of Djakarta on the Island of Java, Republic of Indonesia, during the time her father-who worked over thirty years in the oil industry at Caltex/Chevron-was discovering the Minas oilfields. As a newborn, Julie and her family moved to the Netherlands, and then several years later to the United States, settling in New York City and then Easton, Connecticut.  

While living in New York City, Julie attended The Brearley School on the upper East Side of Manhattan and later the University of Connecticut.

On July 29, 1983, Julie married Robert Vincent Fiora, and they made their home in Ellington, Connecticut. After Robert died in 1995, Julie lived in various places throughout the northeast.

Julie is survived by her brother, Dr. William Hopper, his wife Lois, and their sons Ian and Justin.  

She will be laid to rest near her parents in a private ceremony in Cooperstown.  

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.