Delia Hopkins

Delia "Dee" Hopkins

2021

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Obituary of Delia "Dee" Hopkins

HOPKINS - Delia “Dee”
(nee Buell)
Age 82, passed away
peacefully on January
10, 2021, at her home
in Tonawanda, NY
surrounded by her
loved ones. Dee was
born December 24, 1938 in Buffalo,
NY. Beloved Wife to her recently
departed “honey” of 65 years, Ronald
L. Hopkins Sr. Loving Mother to Linda
Hopkins (preceded in death), Ronald
Hopkins Jr. and Sheri Hopkins (Schuh).
Admired sister to Mickey Buell, and
daughter to Christine Buell (preceded in
death). Adored Grandmother to Ronnie
Scott Hopkins, Christine Hopkins,
Lindsay (Joseph) Bongiovanni, Ashley
Schuh, Christie Schuh, Demitri Hopkins
and Levi Hopkins. Treasured GreatGrandmother to Matthew Maglietto Jr.,
Cora Hopkins, and Lylah Williams. Dee
was a caring and compassionate soul.
She was a retired respiratory therapist
at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Dee forged
life-long friendships throughout her
career. She also loved her neighbors
dearly and thought of them as family.
She took immense pride in her home
and exquisite garden, which we all
marveled at. Not only did she have a
green thumb, but Dee was an excellent
cook. When asked what her late
hubby’s favorite dish was, she said “He
liked them all!” She was the perfect
mixture of class and spunk. Dee had
an affinity for travel, and traveled the
world with her two Aunts. She loved to
talk about the places she’d been and
the experiences she had, her favorite
being Slovenia. The best part of Dee
was her heart. She made all of us feel
loved during every encounter we had
with her, hugging us, holding our hand,
kissing our cheeks, or being her sweet
caring self. She would ask us “Do you
know how much I love you?!...I love
you madly!” When you told her you
loved her back, she’d tell you she loved
you more. Her absence is felt and will
forever leave a void. Dee’s legacy of
love will forever be cherished by her
family, friends and especially her dog
Haley who never left her side. Private
services will be held. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made in memory of
Dee to the SPCA, to help animals in
need. Arrangements by LOMBARDO
FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns
Chapel). Online condolences may be
offered at www.lombardofuneralhome.com