Hopkins, RSM, Sister Carol L. (formerly Sister Mary Rosary) ,87, a Sister of Mercy for 69 years, died on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Miriam Hospital. She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Keidel) Hopkins and sister of the late Eileen Olivier, Mary Keenan, John K. and Stephen. She is survived by a sister, Alberta Hines; a brother, Richard Hopkins and several nieces and nephews.
Sister Carol was a gentle soul who spent most of her active years working with young children in the Diocese of Providence. In addition to teaching, her spirit of Mercy led her to reach out to parishioners by visiting them in their need. In later years, Sister began her own ministry which she referred to as Mercy Without Boundaries. Visiting people was now broadened to include tutoring and counseling.
A quiet and unassuming person, Carol touched many lives. A joyful spirit is reflected in the request that the music at her funeral have “lots of alleluias.” Let us add our own alleluias to Carol’s life.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 12, 2021 at St. John Vianney Church, 3587 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, beginning with a Mercy Prayer Service at 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sister’s memory to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 www.sistersofmercy.org/northeast would be appreciated. Information and condolences please visit: www.galloglyfuneralhome.com
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