Richard Byron Hopkins, 91, of West Simsbury, beloved husband of Barbara (Winters) Hopkins, died peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 15, 1931 in Danbury, son of the late Richard Matthew and Margaret (Mishico) Hopkins and had lived in West Simsbury for most of his adult life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. Dick was a graduate of Bryant College, Class of 1957, having received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He was a Financial Consultant having worked for Connecticut Mutual, LIMRA and Fidelity Insurance prior to opening his own firm, RBHopkins and Associates. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Church where he served on the Parish Council, as a lector and managed the church finances for 36 years. Dick also served on the Simsbury Board of Finance for two terms.
Dick loved spending time with his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and left everyone he met with a smile. He was often asked for his sound advice. His interests included reading, racquetball, vacations at the beach, cribbage and poker nights but he most enjoyed driving around town and across the country. He spent most of his last twenty years serving as his grandchildren’s personal chauffeur, attending almost every one of their school events, baseball games, gymnastic meets, and soccer matches.
In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Dick is survived by his three daughters, Debbie Sindland and husband John of Fort Smith, MT, Beth Dean and husband Kevin of San Jose, CA and Bobbi Warden and husband Shawn of Unionville; his sister, Jean Stankiewicz of Danbury; his grandchildren, Kyle Dean and Sarah and Erin Warden, and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Wednesday, November 30th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Simsbury. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Collinsville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s memory may be made to McLean Home Care & Hospice, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070 or to Amy’s Angels Private Duty Home Care, C/O Amy Marandino, 9 Hemlock Drive, New Hartford, CT 06057. Dick and his family were truly blessed by the extraordinary and compassionate care he received from the team of caregivers from McLean Home Care & Hospice as well as Joshua, Mary and Julie from Amy’s Angels. Please visit Dick’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.