Obituary: George Francis Hopkins Jr., 78, Darien High Class of '56, served on RTM

George “GHop” Hopkins, 78, died unexpectedly on Aug. 23 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine.

A resident of Islesboro, Maine., he formerly lived in Darien, and Manchester Center, Vermont.

Born on June 29, 1938 in New Rochelle, NY, he was the son of George F. Hopkins and Veronica Tymon Hopkins.

After graduation from Darien High School in 1956, he went on to Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, graduating in 1960.

In Darien, he was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Representative Town Committee serving on both the Planning and Zoning Committee and the Finance Committee.

Mr. Hopkins was employed by Modern Painting and Lithography and U.S. Web as a printing salesman. In 1988, he and his wife Pat moved to Islesboro where Mr. Hopkins established his own business in the printing field, “Maine Connection.” Mr. Hopkins will be remembered as a lifelong New York Giant and UConn basketball fan.

Mr. Hopkins was predeceased by his parents, George and Veronica, his brother Gary, and a grandson, Ryan.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Morgan Hopkins, sons Gregory Lee (Kathleen) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Scott Morgan of Brunswick, Maine and Mark Stephen of Portland, Oregon, and seven grandchildren, Jack, Ann, Molly, Tyler, Trevor, Chad, and Seren.

A Mass and celebration of his life will be held on October 1, 2016 at St. Mary of the Isles Catholic Church in Islesboro.

If desired, donations to honor George may be made to St. Mary of the Isles, c/o Box 1142, Islesboro, ME., 04848.