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AMESBURY, MA - Barbara Ann (Frasca) Hopkins, of Amesbury, Mass., passed on January 4, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Timothy J. Ryan of Amesbury and the late Robert J. Hopkins, who died in 1993.
Born in Lynn, Mass., on July 2, 1934, one of six children of the late Dominic and Mary (Schiapucci) Frasca, she graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1954.
Barbara had worked for Atwood and Morrill and was an office manager for the Massachusetts Department of Children, retiring in 1996.
She enjoyed being a team leader with TSL (The Single Life) and the Lunch Bunch. Some of her favorite activities included her travels all over the world and most enjoyed her times in Wolfeboro, N.H. Dancing, bowling, hiking and trips to Foxwoods kept her constantly on the move. Above all else Barbara cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren, as they did with her.
In addition to her husband, Timothy, of Amesbury and her dearly beloved four-legged devoted dog, Pepe, she leaves behind her children, Wayne R. Hopkins of Cambridge, Mass., Bobbi A Hopkins of Leverett, Mass., Dean W. Hopkins of Georgetown, Mass., and Tim's daughter, Kelley R. Ryan of Marblehead, Mass.; her grandchildren, Kathryn Hopkins-McGill, Dana Hopkins-McGill, Emilee Hopkins, Colin Hopkins, Jessica Hopkins, and Tyler Hopkins. She also leaves behind her siblings, Michael Frasca and Dennis Frasca, along with a number of cousins, nephews, nieces, extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was also predeceased by her sister, Joanne Williams, and her brothers, Daniel and Donald Frasca.
A most heartfelt "thank you" is extended to the Kaplan Family Hospice House and Care Dimensions visiting staff for the wonderful care they gave to Barbara.
Visiting hours at the Highland Street Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers and in her honor, please consider donations to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.
Published on January 9, 2018
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