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Marilyn Hopkins 1940 - 2009 NORTH SPRINGFIELD Marilyn Hopkins, 68, died Friday evening at her home in North Springfield, Vt., surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 19, 1940 in Bennington, Vt., daughter of Charles and Mary Petras Kipp. She attended schools in North Bennington and graduated from North Bennington High School class of 1958, she later attended the University of Vermont. On June 3, 1961 Marilyn married Richmond H. Hopkins Jr. in North Bennington, Vt. She has been a longtime resident of North Springfield, Vt. Marilyn was employed as Assistant Manager with Brooks Pharmacy in Springfield, Vt., for several years and later as a Job Facilitator in the Special Education Department of the Springfield School System, retiring in 2001. She enjoyed indoor gardening, was an avid reader with a large book collection and enjoyed traveling, especially to Maine. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and crafts. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family; she was her grandchildren's biggest fan and cheerleader in all their endeavors. She leaves her husband Richmond Hopkins Jr. of North Springfield, two daughters Shelley Hopkins of Plainfield, Conn., Suzanne Hopkins and her husband, Richard Giddings, of Brandon, Vt., one son, Rick Hopkins and his wife, Geri, of Brattleboro, Vt., one sister, Barbara Drew of Raleigh, N.C., five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Charles "Butch" Kipp Jr. FUNERAL NOTICE: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions in Marilyn's name can be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT and NH at PO Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001 or to your local Humane Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 9, 2009
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