Hopkins, Everett P.
Everett Parker "Parks" Hopkins passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014, in New Milford, CT at the age of 90. Parks was born August 1,1923 in Bethel, CT. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hopkins. He attended Bethel schools and graduated vice president of his class as a member of the National Honor Society. He attended college at the University of Connecticut. At the outbreak of WWII
, he enlisted in the armed forces. He was sent to Boston University to study under the Armed Specialized Training Program. Upon completion of his studies, he was sent to Italy to join a B-24 Liberator group- the famous Flying Horsemen. Parks returned to the United States and married his Bethel classmate, Helen Lesniewski. They moved to New Milford, CT where he went to work as a portrait photographer and business owner of Simpson Studios. Parks was a member of the Professional Photographers of New York and Connecticut Professional Photographers Association. He served on the C.P.P.A board of directors and was an honorary lifetime member. He received many state and national awards for his photographs, portraits and sceneries. Parks, an avid hunter and fisherman, belonged to the Bridgewater Sportsman association until retirement. He was a lifetime member of the New Milford V.F.W
. A horseman from childhood, he began a 4H horse club in New Milford, which he led for nine years. Upon retirement, Parks and Helen moved to Florida where they lived for 10 years. They returned to New England and moved to Heritage Village in Southbury, before moving to Roxbury in recent years. He taught photography classes at the Southbury Senior Center for many years. He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, Robert P. Hopkins of Roxbury and his wife, Cindee; and a daughter, Cheryl Boyhen of Warren and her husband, Robert. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Jennifer Worden and her husband, Matthew, of Warren; Jason Gunn and his wife, Anna Shay, of Missoula, MT; Alexa Hopkins of Las Vegas, NV; Faith, Grace, Hope, Joy, Justus and Patience Boyhen of Warren, and four great grandchildren: Drew, Emma, Shea and Mary Worden of Warren. Services will be held Monday, February 3rd at 12:00 p.m. at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488
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