Rosemarie Hopkins

Rosemarie Hopkins, 75, of Scranton, was welcomed home to heaven, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Saturday afternoon at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton.

Born in Irvington, NJ on March 18, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Picini Amaro.  She was a 1965 graduate of Scranton Central High School and received an Associates Degree from Lackawanna Junior College. 

She loved to cook, bake, sew, and spend time with friends and family.  She was a devout Catholic and served as the secretary/heart of Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton for 27 years.  She shared her laugh and love with everyone she encountered, and would help anyone in need; she always put others before herself and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Hopkins, and wife Charlene, and Matt Hopkins, and daughter, April Butler, and husband Nathaniel, all of Scranton, a brother, Anthony Amaro, Allentown, five grandsons Luke, Brady, Thomas, Andrew, and Ethan, her dear friend and soul sister, Mary McKenna, Scranton, an aunt, Theresa Oranzi, Marlton, NJ, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be conducted on Friday, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave, Scranton. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 4-7 pm at the Vanston & James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash Street, Scranton.  Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Jessup.

The family would like to thank the staff of Oakwood Terrace and Compassionate Care Hospice for their kindness and quality of care for their beloved mother.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Frank M. Regan, funeral director.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association of Pennsylvania 57 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

One Comment

  1. Frank Koczwara

    Dear Mark, Matt & April:
    Jill and I would like to express our deepest condolences on your Mother’s passing. Your Mom was indeed a wonderful person. I remember her walking up N. Irving Avenue going to the church. She was so friendly, thoughtful and had a beautiful smile. It was a joy to encounter her on her way to ICC. Your Mom made a great lasagna too. May you all find peace, love and comfort among family and friends. May she rest in peace in God’s hands and above cherish her memory. She was a great lady.
    Frank & Jill Koczwara, Greentown, SC & Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (Canada)

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