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Kenneth M. Hopkins
September 03, 1929 - September 25, 2021
Obituary For Kenneth M. Hopkins
Peabody – Kenneth M. Hopkins 92, beloved husband of Barbara (DeCosta) Hopkins died Saturday, September 25, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in Malden, he was the son of the late Kenneth V. and Alice C. (Mortensen) Hopkins. He received his education in the Malden school system and attended Malden High School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War as a Tech Sergeant Security Police with the United States Air Force.
Following over twenty years of loyal service to the U.S. Government, Mr. Hopkins had been employed as an office manager for Roadway Express until the time of his retirement.
A resident of Peabody for almost fifty-four years, Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 100 and the V.F.W. Chapter 1011 both of Peabody. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Adelaide’s Church in Peabody.
In addition to his wife with whom he shared seventy-two years of marriage, he is survived by his devoted 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 Kennedy and fiancé, Adam DeBaggis, Samuel and Kenneth Powers, three great granddaughters, Makenzie and Charlotte Erickson, Julia Bourque and was eagerly awaiting the birth of his newest great granddaughter next month; a brother, Rodney Hopkins and wife, Josephine of Stoneham and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Anna, Arlene and Marilyn.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in his memory to Honor Flight New England, PO Box 16287 Hooksett, NH 03106 or www.honorflightnewengland.org. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
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Susan and Ron, Doug and I send our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. Sorry we didn't know . He was such a great man. Keeping you in our prayers.
Karen, so sorry for your loss. He seemed like he was such a sweet lovable man. Donna Towne RN
Uncle Ken, I will miss chatting at Bingo with you. And all the words of advise you'd give me when I visited. Thank you for all your years of service to this country and to your family. You will be missed by many. Toni Hopkins
I will miss your Dad at garden and especially our Memorial Service. He was a kind, gentle man. He took such loving care of his wife, Barbara. God blessed all of Ken's family. RIP Marie LaLumiere
We are sending loving thoughts to comfort you during this difficult time. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back at all your wonderful memories shared help comfort you. With deepest sympathy and love,Marty, Deb, Matt, Jonathan, De'Arna, Gemma, & Wesley Krinsky; Erica, David, Lucas, & Elias Mazza
Dear Susan and Ken Jr., Bill and I send our condolences to you and your family. May your dad RIP🙏
thoughts and prayers, always great to see your folks at the garden. he was a great man. god bless, Mike and Mona
I will always mourn the loss of my Dad. We have many wonderful memories of how much he loved my Mother and she him. Until his dying breath he was using all of his willpower to tell my Mother how beautiful she is and that he loved loved her. We all know He is waiting for my mother with open arms. Thanking God there is no pain in Heaven. Love you Dad
Uncle Kenny. You are always with us. Your love of family is what you will always be remembered for. Thank you for all years of service. First in actual service and in later years for all the veterans you supported!! May God bless the family with peace and strength. Beverly and Ron Hopkins
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