Douglas W. "Doug" Hopkins

Hopkins, Douglas W. "Doug" 65, of Mauran Street in Cranston went home to the Lord on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Rina (Riendeau) Hopkins for 43 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Hallis and Alice (Griswold) Hopkins. Doug was a former custodian for the Cranston School Department for over 30 years. He was a past member of the Volunteer Services for Animals Cranston Chapter, member of Phillips Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, listening to music, and the company of friends. Besides his wife , he is survived by brother Richard and his wife Eileen, and his sister in law Barbara all of Cranston. He was the brother of the late Stephen Hopkins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday evening at 7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation to which family and friends are invited will be held two hours prior to the service beginning at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Phillips Memorial Baptist Church 565 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02910 would be appreciated.

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Jean Manocchia - 06/03/2016

Dear Rina,
I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Doug's passing. I saw him at church just recently. He always had a smile and a good word for everyone. I know you both have been through a lot in the last several years. I know your faith and the support and faith of family and friends will help to bring you a sense of comfort and peace during this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Roberta Mulcahey - 06/03/2016

To Doug's family,
I remember Doug well from Hope Highlands school over 20 years ago. He was always so friendly and nice. My sympathies to you all

pamela lukowicz - 06/03/2016

Rina, we are thinking of you at this difficult time. We have such fond memories of Mr. Doug. My girls remember dancing with him at father-daughter dances at Eden Park School. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Joe & Pam

David R. Forrest - 06/03/2016

Dear Rina and Family,Words cannot express the sadness within my heart upon reading of Doug's passing. Please accept my condolences at this difficult time!! David

Thelma & Nancy Croce - 06/03/2016

Mom and I express our deepest sympathy to you, both you and he have been through so much, your faith will carry you through, think of the spaghetti dinners he worked so hard at feeding the masses, love to you

Sue D'Antuono - 06/03/2016

Rina, so sorry to read of your husband's death. I remember him stopping by to visit at Moden Press. I'll be thinking of you In the days ahead.

Debbie Barber - 06/03/2016

You know how I feel about you and Doug. I love you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Know that I am here if you need me for anything at all. Love, Debbie

David M. Barber - 06/03/2016

I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this very challenging time of loss in your life. Doug was a great guy and a wonderful friend. I love you both so much and you know that if there is anything you need, all you have to do is ask. I feel so bad that I am stuck at work and won't get to be at his service, in person, but I will be there in spirit. Take care and know, as I said earlier, that there are many who love you, and so does God, and together, we will help you at this time of loss and transition in your life. With love and sympathy, David

Mike and Claudia Gaulin - 06/04/2016

So sorry Rina for your sad loss. He was a wonderful caring man to everyone and the animals. He suffered long and now he is at peace. If you need me you know how to reach me.ANYTIME. lOVE TO YOU CLAUDIA

Nancy Hackett - 06/08/2016

I am so sorry to hear about Doug I just found out that he passed away. Gene passed away on December 21st so my thoughts and prayers are with you if you need anything please call me Nancy

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