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“Dear Jean and family....We are so sorry to hear of Fritz's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. We are so glad we had a chance to meet him. ...Read More »
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Frederic W. "Fritz" Hopkins, 89, of Vernon, passed away May 19, 2016 at Vernon Manor. He was born on March 19, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Nathaniel Wallace Hopkins and Genevieve Macklem Hopkins. Fritz graduated from high school in Plymouth, MI and received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He honorably served his country as a member of the Merchant Marines and in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Jean Hopkins of Vernon; children, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Carol and her husband Henry Golembeski, Douglas and his wife Kim; grandchildren, Adam and Kyle Gavin, Hannah and her husband Jeremiah Kanter, Amy and Julie Carlo, and Tyler Hopkins; a great-granddaughter, Linnea Jean Kanter; nieces and nephews, Susan Fox, Nancy Hopkins-Maurer, John and Mark Hopkins; and a sister-in-law, Jeannette Wallace Hopkins. Fritz was predeceased by a brother, James and his identical twin brother, John. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. in the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, CT 06066. At the kind request of his family, burial will be privately held and memorial donations may be made to either Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, 8 Keynote Dr., Vernon, CT 06066 or to the charity of one's choice.

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