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Barbara A. (DeCosta) Hopkins
February 14, 1932 - June 17, 2022
Obituary For Barbara A. (DeCosta) Hopkins
Barbara A. (DeCosta) Hopkins age 90, of Peabody, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Beverly hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth M. Hopkins with whom she shared 72 years of marriage prior to his passing in September of 2021.
Born and raised in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Winifred (Lavoie) DeCosta.
A resident of Peabody for over 54 years. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Adelaide’s Church in Peabody. Barbara enjoyed traveling the world with her husband while he was in the Air Force. She was a devoted wife and was the rock behind Kenneth. She loved bowling and dancing with her love. Above all, she adored her family and she enjoyed spending time with them. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Susan Mazzola and husband, Ronald of Peabody, Donna Hopkins Bourque and companion, Ronald O’Rourke of Danvers, Kenneth D. Hopkins and wife, Donna of Peabody, and Karen Powers and husband, Christopher of Boxford, eight grandchildren, Melanie Erickson, John Bourque and his wife, Jina, Allani and Lyndsay Mazzola, Ashton Hopkins, Kristin DeBaggis and her husband Adam, Samuel and Kenneth Powers, four great granddaughters, Makenzie and Charlotte Erickson, Julia Bourque and Cecelia DeBaggis, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Manuel, Ernest, and Arthur DeCosta, and her sisters, Mildred Bryan and Winifred.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in her memory to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
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Barbara will be missed. She was a delight, always smiling. Barbara and Ken loved Friday nights at the garden waiting for the hotdogs to be ready. Their specialty. You are all fortunate to have them in your life for so long. Rest in peace Love & Prayers Marie LaLumiere
Our thoughts and prayers our with the entire Hopkins family. May Barbara RIP🙏 Sincerely, Marsha&Bill Powers
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