Carol Jean Lopes

June 13, 1924 ~ March 1, 2020 (age 95)


Carol Jean Lopes

Beaver, formerly of Bridgewater


Carol Jean Lopes, a life­ long resident of Bridgewa­ter, but recently of Beaver, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

Wife of the late Harry W. Lopes, Jean was born June 13,1924, daughter of Frank M. Hopkins, Jr., and Caro­line Ketterer Hopkins, and sister to the late Frank M. Hopkins,  III,  and Richard R. Hopkins. She and Har­ry married on Christmas Day, 1942. It was World War II, and Harry was in the Navy, stationed in Chi­cago. Granted a 36-hour furlough, Harry took the train to Pittsburgh where he and Jean were married at 3 a.m. at the Friendship Park Methodist Church. Together, they took the return train back to Chicago, where Harry shipped out the following day, and 18- year-old Jean returned to Bridgewater. Their mar­riage was a love story that was celebrated with fami­ly every Christmas Eve for the next 68 years until Harry passed away in March, 2011.

Jean worked as a book­ keeper at Vollmer Motor Sales for 13 years, before retiring in 1986.  She was a lifelong, active member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, a past member of the ladies' aux­iliary of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Depart­ment and was also active in community affairs, but above all else, her love was her family.

Left to mourn  her  loss are three sons and their wives, Chris and Trudy Lopes of Berwick, Pa., Stuart and Sharon Lopes of Wilmington, N.C. and Jeffrey and Jan Lopes of Economy, Pa.; five grand­ children, Bruce Lopes and fiancee, Renee Grant, Allyson Del Vecchio and husband, Michael, Christy Phillips and husband, Gary, Courtney Spivey and husband, Beau, and Kerry Lopes and fiance, Jason Goodwin and nine great­ grandchildren.

Per Jean's wishes, there will be no viewing. Ar­rangements are being han­dled by TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Bea­ver, PA.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater United Methodist Church or Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department.

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