Thomas Martin Hopkins
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Thomas Martin Hopkins "Hops", age 58, of the Mt. Greenwood/Beverly neighborhood. Suddenly March 26, 2014. Loving husband and best friend of Margie (nee McCormick). Loving father of Tommy, Martin, Liam and Annie. Devoted son of Mary and the late John P. Hopkins. Dear son-in-law of Joe and Marge McCormick. Devoted brother of Jack (Karen) Hopkins, Mary (John) Dunneback, Eileen (Jeff) Drenovsky, and Jim (Mary) Hopkins. Kind brother-in-law of Mary McCormick, Joanne (Larry) Schiavone, Kevin (Shannon) McCormick, Judy (Tim) Ward, Tommy, Danny (Carol), Patrick (Diana) and the late Joe and Timmy McCormick. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many, many, many friends. Owner of J. P. Hopkins Sewer Construction. Lifelong member of Plumbers Union Local 130.. Proud alumnus of Leo High School, Class of 1973. Honorary alumnus of St. Rita of Cascia H.S. Member of St. Cajetan's Mens Club. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m at St. Rita H.S. Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Avenue. Family and friends will meet Monday for Mass of the Resurrection 10:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated. Arrangements by Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home. 708-857-7878

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Published in Chicago Tribune from Mar. 28 to Mar. 30, 2014.
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May 18, 2014
Dear Margie and all the Hopkins family, I am very sorry for your loss. I just learned of Tom's passing. He was a fine gentleman - so kind to me after my husband's death (Kieran Nestor). Kieran had the utmost respect for him. I will keep you in my prayers. -Ann Nestor
April 15, 2014
Margie and all of the Hopkins Family, I have so many wonderful memories of you all, and they all bring a smile because Hops and I were usually laughing ! Sending warm thoughts and well wishes to you all ! I'll miss my buddy, Juke Joint ! Love, Southside
Amy & Jeff O'Malley
April 6, 2014
A loyal friend, a man with a big heart and a guy who was always fun to be around....I was very much saddened to learn of Tom's passing. My very sincere condolences to everyone in his family.
Dr. Kevin Burns
March 31, 2014
Deb Hutchinson
March 31, 2014
Dear Margie,
I just heard about Tom's death. I am so sorry. Know that you and your kids are in my prayers.
Ellen McGrail Boyd
March 31, 2014
Marge and kids,

Tom was always so friendly and funny; he will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers, Sincerely Beth McGuire O'Shaughnessy
March 31, 2014
Good bye my Friend, You will surely be missed. I will always think of you seated next to me at our UCA events and meetings.
John Alletto
March 31, 2014
My thoughts and prayers to the Hopkins family.
Brad Leshinske
March 31, 2014
So sorry for your lost. Prayer's to All the Hopkin's Family.
Trudy White
March 31, 2014
Tom, you left us too soon. Safe home, my friend. Thank you for everything. Marge, Tommy, Martin, Liam and Annie, my heart is broken with you. I will offer mass at the Basilica of St. Rita in Cascia this week for Tom's soul and for all of you. May the Angels lead Tom into Paradise. Love you all.
Fr. Ed Pelrine
March 30, 2014
Tom was a loving man who was equally loved by many. A great ambassador for any group he became part of, Papa Hop left us all wanting more. He is truly missed by our community. Thankfully, he left behind a wonderful family to remind us of his huge heart and endless goodwill. Thanks to the Hopkins family for sharing such a good man with all of us.
Brendan Coughlan
March 30, 2014
there are many people I would cross the street to avoid, but very few I would run across the street to shake their hand-Tom was one I would have ran to meet. He was one of those guys that got it, it was ALL about family, see you again Tom
Bill Murphy
March 30, 2014
May you find peace and comfort in all of your wonderful memories - Alex and family
Alex Hurtado
March 30, 2014
Lots of love to you all...I have such fond memories of Tom.
Jennifer Marsh
March 30, 2014
To the Hopkins family,
It is sad to see the passing of a great, nice man Mister Hopkins. I remember first meeting him when he had his sons at that time Martin and Liam playing lacrosse for St. Rita of Cascia High School. My condolences to the whole family and hopefully they ride strong despite the passing of Mr. Hopkins. May he rest in peace, and God bless him and his family.
David Huang
March 30, 2014
Our condolences go out to your family. You are in our prayers.
The O'Malley Family
Pete and Susanne O'Malley
March 30, 2014
Dear Margie and family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you We know how important it was for the Erwins that Amy was able to be with you at this difficult time. Jim and Mary Beth Erwin
March 30, 2014
Margie, so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nancy Spans Carlson
March 30, 2014
We are Marcus Kloos' parents here in Iowa City. Please accept our most sincere sympathies in your loss We will keep you all in our prayers
Sue&Tim Kloos
March 30, 2014
To the Hopkins family. We send our deepest sympathy. Peter, Michelle and Billy Spruit.
March 30, 2014
Dear Hopkins Family ~ may God give you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Tom was a wonderful, warm, fun , and giving person. Our loss is heavens gain.
Love and hugs !
Julie McNally
March 30, 2014
Mr. Tom "Papa Hops" Hopkins was a great person that I was blessed to get the chance to meet. He always was laughing and had a smile on his face just a fun person to be around. Also, he was very welcoming just a great human being and he'll be missed but never forgotten. My condolences are to Mrs. Tommy, Marty, Liam and Annie. Stay strong everyone.
Ryan Rusch
March 29, 2014
The Terry McEldowney Clan sends their deepest sympathy. Tom was one of a kind and we were all lucky to know him. We know there were several angels waiting to welcome him home. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. What a tough loss for the neighborhood...
The Terry McEldowney Family
March 29, 2014
I knew Tom way back in high school...He is remembered fondly. Bunny
March 29, 2014
Margie, Tom, Martin, Liam and Annie you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom was a great man, as a family man, father, and friend. Tom was a great man not only at home but throughout the community. He will be missed by all of us that were very fortunate and grateful to have known him. His memory will always be alive in our hearts and minds. Thank you for sharing him with us.
With much love, Paul, Joan, Zeke and Luke Rowan
Paul Rowan
March 29, 2014
Mr Hopkins you were one of a kind. No one will be able to fill the void on that empty bench up at Kennedy Park. Thought and prayers to Hopkins Family
March 29, 2014
Prayers and hugs to you all during this difficult time. We all loved Tom and will miss him!
The McNamaras
March 29, 2014
We are so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Please know that our thoughts are with all of you. Susan, John and Mike Craven
Susan Craven
March 29, 2014
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Tom. He was a great man and a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his close and extended family.
Mickey Dorn
March 29, 2014
Margie, Tommy, Martin, Liam and Annie - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. Prayers for Tom, for each of you and your extended family.
Alice McMahon
March 28, 2014
I always enjoyed my conversations with Tom and enjoyed watching his children compete in high school athletics. He sure was a proud father. He will be greatly missed.
Scott Fredericks
March 28, 2014

We are deeply saddened by Tom's passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire Hopkins and McCormick families. Tom's smiling face will live on in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
Mike, Julie, Ryan and Eric McGrath

"Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
March 28, 2014
Dear Marge, Tommy, Martin, Liam, and Annie,
Praying that your broken hearts will begin to mend with exchanges of love and support from your family and friends, and every Tom memory you hold dear. God's grace and peace be with you, always! With love,
Terry Peterson
March 28, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hopkins Family. We will always remember Tommy's good heart and sense of humor. Love to all of you.
Jim McGrath & The Pardee Family
March 28, 2014
Tom will be truly missed. We have many great memories of him. Always had a smile on his face when we ran into him. u are all in our prayers!
Thanks for sharing him with us !
The Metz Family
March 28, 2014
We are deeply sorry for the lost of Tom. Our prayers are with your family. Rita Family will miss him deeply.
March 28, 2014
Your Ixtapa family has you in our prayers and memories! You two have a very special place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy goes to your entire family. God Bless.
Beth & Bryan DeLaHunt
March 28, 2014
Jack McGinnis
March 28, 2014
We are so sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. Remember...God loves you (1John 4:8)
Vera Cashaw
March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014
R.I.P Tom. I'll always remember how supportive you were of me, the school, and the basketball program when I was at St. Rita. You will be truly missed. My prayers go out to the Hopkins family for their loss
Rob Sarmiento
March 28, 2014
Oh my Dear Margie and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ray, Donna, Renee, Raymond, and Victor Keane
Ray and Donna Keane
March 28, 2014
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Tom will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 13 APR, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
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