Darla Marie Hooper, age 64, entered into eternal rest peacefully on May 5, 2022.
Born in Jersey City, to parents, William Goasevski and Constance Goasevski (Orre). Darla's love of Montana grew from visiting her relatives that lived in the area. Darla and her family moved to Montana in 1996. She and her husband Tom recently retired from the Post Office where they had met and worked for 38 years. She was devoted to her dogs and supported many animal causes. Darla enjoyed watching game shows, loved to play bingo, and was an avid reader. Two of her favorite musical groups were The Beatles and The Moody Blues. She was a regular call-in to the local radio stations where she couldn't be stumped on Beatle Trivia. Her absolute favorite way to pass the time was to walk her dogs and spend time with her family.
Darla was the beloved wife of Thomas Hooper who were together for 37 years. She was the loving mother of Douglas Feliciano and her fur babies Gracie and Sophie. She is survived by her parents William Goasevski of Bayonne, NJ, and Constance (Orre) Goasevski formerly of Opheim, MT. Darla leaves behind her sister, Lorna Cantale, and her husband, Tony, of Mendham, NJ. She was predeceased by her brother
William (Billy) Goasevski, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law Bernadette and Thomas Hooper, Darla was a cherished aunt to Amanda and Matthew Cantale and many other nieces and nephews from the Hooper family, Maryrose and Gene Mangan, Delran, NJ, Therese, and Donald Thompson, Califon, NJ, Agnes, and Henry Gottlieb, Morristown, NJ, John, and Karen Hooper, Robbinsville, NJ, Margaret, and Robert Huryk, West Orange, NJ, Martin, and Margaret Hooper, Howell, NJ, Bernadette, and John McVey, Kearny, NJ, James and Marilyn Hooper, Lyndhurst, NJ.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, May 12, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral mass in Darla's honor will be held on Friday, May 13, at 12:00 noon, officiated by Fr. Lukasz Kleczka, of St. John Paul II Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Cremation will follow at Rosehill Crematory in Linden, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Darla's name to
The Humane Society of the United States
1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20037
Peace Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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