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Ena Emma Hopkins

November 20, 1917 — December 1, 2023


Ena Emma Hopkins, nee Smith, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the age of 106.  A longtime Westford resident, Ena was the beloved wife of William Lesley Hopkins, who died in 1970.  She was born on November 20, 1917 in Newport, VT to William and Daisy (Talbot) Smith and was preceded in death by her siblings Loren, Vera, Elwood, Margaret, and Doris.  Ena was a kind and exceptional caregiver for much of her career, including as a nurse at the E.N. Rogers V.A. Hospital in Bedford and at the Westford Nursing Home.  In her later years, she provided private care for many Westford elders, including serving as a senior companion into her 90’s.  Ena was fun, kind, and had a great sense of humor and loved her gardens, her Senior Center activities, bingo, trips to Vegas (including an annual “last trip” with her family), and playing games and cards with her family and friends.  She is survived by and will be missed dearly by her son Dana, her daughter Linda Hill (John), her son Kevin (Geri, who Ena called “best friend”), her grandchildren – John Hill (Heather), Jennifer Leineweber (John), Andrew Hill (Lindsey), Kristin Milewicz (Greg), and her great grandchildren Sean, Connor, John, Molly, Cael, Lucy, Bryn, Thomas, Samuel, and Evelyn.  She will be missed by dear friends Jean and Louise and by many loved nieces, nephews, and friends.  Our family is grateful for all of the nurses who loved and cared for Ena at Westford House.   

There will be a church service to celebrate her life Saturday, December 30th at 10:00 am at the First Parish Church United, 48 Main Street, Westford followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery in Westford.  Thank you to Westford Healy Funeral Home for their care for Ena and our family during this difficult time.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

First Parish Church United

48 Main St, Westford, MA 01886

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