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Marian C. Hopkins

October 16, 1940 ~ June 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Marian Carr Hopkins, 82, of Framingham Road in Marlborough, died Tuesday, June 27, 2023, surrounded by family after a short illness. The daughter of the late Col. Ernest and Marian Lamson Carr, Marian graduated from Marlborough High School in 1958 and earned a B.S. in Education from Bouvé-Boston in 1962. Marian started her physical education teaching career in Southborough before taking an extended leave of absence to raise her daughters. She continued officiating field hockey and basketball throughout the Marlborough area, instructing swimming at McCarthy’s Pool in Southborough, teaching physical education at Madonna Hall for Girls in Marlborough, and managing the office for Marlborough Tree. Marian finished her career as a health teacher in Hopkinton, where she retired in 2009.

Marian was a longtime member of First Church in Marlborough (Congregational) where she volunteered in many roles, including 30+ years as a member of the Joyful Ringers handbell choir.  She was also a life-long Girl Scout and Red Cross volunteer. An avid gardener, Marian could be found tending to her gardens just as easily as she could be found tending to the needs of friends, neighbors, and others in the community.

She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, James F. Hopkins, in 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Karen and husband Oscar Santamaría of Toledo, Spain; Kristen and husband Steven Hesse of Littleton, MA; and three grandchildren, Daniel and Nicholas Santamaría and Katherine Hesse.  Marian was predeceased by her sister Clara Lamson Carr in 2019.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Friday, June 30, 2023, at the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 West Main Street, Marlborough.

A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, 37 High Street, Marlborough.

Memorial donations can be made in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, MA Chapter, 220 N. Main St., Ste. 104, Natick, MA 01760.

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June 30, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Short & Rowe Funeral Home
95 West Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Funeral Service
July 1, 2023

10:00 AM
First Congregational Church of Marlborough
37 High Street
Marlborough, MA 01752


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