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May 24, 1938 - September 26, 2011
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James R. Hopkins, 73, of Hopkinton, MA, formerly of Boston and Wayland,
MA. passed away on Monday, September 26, 2011 at his home in Hopkinton.
Born in Ohio he was the son of the late Eugene and Dorothy Hopkins.
An attorney with a zest for adventure, James attended Ohio State
University and participated in the Navy ROTC program. After graduating, he
went to Harvard Law School and served in the Army Reserves during the
summers.Upon graduating, James clerked for Justice Kirk of the
Massachusetts Supreme Court and then had a long career with Boston legal
firms before starting his own practice. James raised his family in
Wayland, MA. where he served on the school committee.
James loved the outdoors and animals, taking his family on many adventures
including fond memories of hiking in New Hampshire and Maine (Bar Harbor
was his favorite place), a cross-country adventure and many trips
throughout the United States. He has an incurable quest for knowledge,
always trying to learn about the history and people of any location where
he journeyed.In his retirement, he continued to help others through
charitable work while pursuing interests in antiques and helping with the
local family business. No matter where he went, James left an impression
with others. James inspired his children to get a strong education, work
hard and then enjoy life by challenging oneself. He will be fondly
remembered by his family, friends and business associates.
James is survived by his children Cindy, Chris, Andy and his wife Kiki,
five grandchildren, his brother Jack Hopkins and his wife Barbara, and his
two nephews. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in the memory of James R. Hopkins to www.baypathhumane.org. Services were private with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.