Mary E. Hopkins, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Stratford on April 23 surrounded by her children. Mary was born on Feb. 15, 1926, in Philadelphia, to her loving parents, John and Mary Maguire; she was the youngest of six children. As a young woman tending to her ill mother, Mary began what would become her lifelong vocation: taking care of others, a trait she would carry on until the last days of her life. In 1950, Mary married her beloved husband, John, who predeceased her in 2011. Together, they unselfishly dedicated their entire lives to creating a loving and supportive home and family. Mary’s selfless devotion to her family and her unwavering faith in God was the source of her greatest joy and an inspiration to all those who knew her. Nothing brought Mary more happiness then spending time with her seven children, 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She didn’t value or want for material things but showed us all that life’s greatest pleasures are found in the companionship of family and friends. She is survived by her children Pat and Ed McCarthy, John and Valerie Hopkins, Mary and Don Jacobs, Mike and Nancy Hopkins, Denise Hopkins, Mark and Patty Hopkins, and her precious daughter, Karen Hopkins.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a viewing on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 7- 9 PM and again on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 9 - 10:45 AM at the Danks-Hinski Funeral Home, 125 N. White Horse Pike, Lindenwold. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM from St. Lawrence Church, Lindenwold. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Berlin. Condolences at www.dankshinskifuneralhome.com.