Sophia Eppich

Sophia "Sophie" Eppich

1940 - 2024

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Obituary of Sophia "Sophie" Eppich

Sophia "Sophie" Eppich, 83, passed peacefully on June 8, 2024, at her home in Hamden, NY, while surrounded by her loving family, following a very brief battle with cancer.

Sophia was born on July 19, 1940, in Stockendorf, Gottschee, Yugoslavia, the twin daughter of the late Franz and Johanna Meditz.  After World War II, Sophia and her family became Displaced Persons after the Communist government in Yugoslavia forced them to leave their homeland because they were ethnic Austrian.  In 1951 they emigrated to the United States with the help of family already here and initially settled in Brooklyn, NY.  Sophia found employment as a clerical worker until she left the workforce to raise her family.  On May 28, 1960, Sophia married Frank Eppich in Queens, NY, and together they raised their 5 children in Ridgewood and Middle Village, Queens, NY, until June 1993, when they moved to their retirement home in Hamden NY.  Along with raising and caring for her family, Sophia enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and bowling.

Sophia is survived by her loving husband of 64 years: Frank; her children: Frank John (Anita) Eppich, of Hamden, NY, Anna Eppich of Woodside, NY and Elizabeth Krische of Hamden, NY;  grandchildren: Michael and Christopher Maasbach, Katherine Mecca, Frank and Joseph Eppich, Steven Kordisch, and Amanda and Paul Krische; as well as great grandchildren: Daniel, Liesel, Nathaniel and Everly Maasbach, and Jack Mecca; one brother: Henry Meditz.

Sophia was predeceased by daughters: Theresa Maasbach and Margaret Trasolini; brothers: Karl, Frank, Josef and Fred Meditz; and a sister Marie Gregoretti.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 4-7PM on Friday, June 14, 2024 at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 134 Main Street, Delhi, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, June 15 at Saint Peter’s Church, 8 Franklin Street, Delhi, NY. Burial will follow in Hamden Cemetery, Hamden, NY 

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, June 14, 2024
MacArthur Funeral Home - Delhi
134 Main Street
Delhi, New York, United States
(607) 746-2171


10:00 am
Saturday, June 15, 2024
St. Peter's Chruch
8 Franklin St.
Delhi, New York, United States