Rita Irene Hopkins

August 02, 1944
- December 07, 2011

ATKINSON - Rita Irene Hopkins, 67, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft. She was born Aug. 2, 1944, in Corinth, daughter of Robert and Maude (Ellis) Arnold. Rita loved the outdoors, and enjoyed gardening and watching the birds. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who called her "Meme." She is survived by four children, Michael Sawyer and his companion, Holly Woodard, of Abbot, Dianna Corson and her husband, Kenneth, of Sebec, Terry Sawyer and his wife, Bridget, of Guilford, and Danny Sawyer Jr. of Dover-Foxcroft; three brothers, Robert Arnold Jr., Elroy Arnold, and Raymond Arnold and his wife, Sharon, all of Monson; three sisters, Leatha Wheeler and her husband, Marvin, of Corinth, Lorraine Kallio and her husband, Jack, and Rachel Hartwell and her companion, Ernest Freeman, all of New Hampshire; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Loretta Grindal and her husband, Rick, of Carmel. Friends and family are invited to a gathering 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the home of Mike and Holly, 43 Main Road, Abbot. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.

Published in Bangor Daily News on December 10, 2011

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