M. Rita Hopkins
M. Rita Zwick Hopkins, age 86, of 2432 Oak, died on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in her home. She was born on July 31, 1930 in Bronx, NY the daughter of Leo & Emilie (Peter) Zwick. The family moved to Quincy when Rita was age 6. She attended St. Francis Grade School, Notre Dame, and was also a graduate of Quincy University and the St. John School of Medical Technology in Springfield, IL. She married Richard Hopkins on October 29, 1955 in St. Francis Catholic Church. He survives. Rita worked as a Medical Technologist for Blessing Hospital and then later St. Mary Hospital for many years.
Rita was a member of the Church of St. Peter. Along with her husband, Rita was very active in the church. She was also very involved in the Quincy Museum. Rita was an accomplished pianist, violinist and artist.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by:
TWO CHILDREN: Tia Hopkins of Houston, TX; and Lisa Lewis and her husband Tim of Columbia, MO
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Emilie Lewis and Michael Lewis along with his fiancé Corey Potter.
Numerous sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame or to the Church of St. Peter
- Tia - My condolences on your loss. Your parents have been mainstays at St. Peters for as long as I can remember. Will miss seeing her. Keep her close.
- Lisa Musolino-Scholz
- Dear Tia, Lisa & Mr. Hopkins and family: Your motber was a wonderfully talanted and kind, gracious lady. You and your family are in our prayers. The family of Frances Musolino and Lisa & Tom Scholz