PRINCETON, Mass. – Olive L. (Hopkins) Hooper, 69, of Bullard Rd., died peacefully under the care of the staff at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester on Friday, August 3, 2012. Olive was born in Worcester, the daughter of Ralph L. and Ina E. (Cooper) Hopkins and lived in Princeton for over 30 years.
She leaves her loving husband of 49 years, Neal C. Hooper of Princeton; a daughter, Lauren E. Hooper of Old Saybrook, CT; a son, Jeffrey N. Hooper and his wife Paula of Holden; and two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Jessica of Holden.
Olive graduated from North High School in Worcester. She was a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church of Holden for over 40 years, actively serving the church as a Deacon, teaching Sunday school and served on the hospitality committee.
Olive’s focus in life was her family and friends. She loved quilting and knitting but would say that it was the close friendships they fostered that she cherished the most.
A graveside service with close family and friends will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Avenue (Rte. 56), Paxton. A Memorial Service for Olive will follow at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Holden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Holden, 1180 Main St., Holden, MA 01520; or to the Salvation Army, 72 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01603.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden.
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