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July 31, 2014 / Alyson Marie Hopkins, beyond fear and pain

Alyson Marie HopkinsAlyson Marie Hopkins
July 9, 1965 - July 28, 2014

It is with the greatest sadness I tell you that Hilary & John's precious and loving daughter, Alyson Marie Hopkins, passed away Monday, July 28th at the age of 49.

She had a radiant soul, always cheerful, in spite of her many challenges.  The loss of their daughter, friend, and joy, has left them heart-broken.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 3rd at 3:00 PM in Mount Auburn Cemetery where both Hilary and Alyson volunteered.

Mt. Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138


  • Jeremy Murphy 07:43am, 08/01/2014

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted by precious memories.

  • Kristen Aldrich 05:25pm, 08/01/2014

    I loved that girl, more than anyone will ever know. The pain is unbearable and my heart aches for you, Hilary and John.

  • elise r. 03:05pm, 08/08/2014

    i am so sorry to hear of aly’s passing, i knew her in the 12 step community, and she was so supportive when I struggled with depression, we were close in age, I am 49, I moved to topsfield in 2003, so had not seen her in quite a while, love to your family, I wil never forget Aly’s humor and compassion

  • Bob & Hildegard Armstrong 04:29pm, 08/08/2014

    The loss of a son or daughter is unimaginable.  You have our deepest sympathies

  • Julia Green 02:00pm, 08/30/2014

    Curt and I are so sorry for your loss.  John, thank you for still volunteering at the Museum despite your loss.  She looks like a really neat person!


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