A portion of our profits go towards the Frances G. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, nurse and friend to the entire Dover community.
In addition, a portion of our profits go to YOUR charity of choice in your community.
In 1991, Fran began working as the school nurse at Horne Street School where she addressed the ever-changing medical needs of its students and families for twenty-five years with her signature love and care. Her kindness and positive attitude touched the lives of all she encountered. While raising her children and working full-time as a school nurse, Fran also earned her bachelor's degree from St. Joseph’s College in 2002 in Health Administration. Since 2016, the Horne Street School community has celebrated Fran’s impact and dedication to the youth of Dover by hosting Fran’s Fitness Walk in conjunction with the Horne Street School 5K.
Fran was a vital and huge part of the Dover School District and greater Dover community. She partnered with many local businesses and the Dover Police and Fire Departments to provide Dover’s youth with clothing, food, vaccinations, eye care and dental screenings. She was also a mentor to countless nursing students throughout her tenure at Horne Street School and served on numerous committees in the Dover School District.
Fran’s sense of adventure, zest for life, and unwavering loyalty defined her. She supported her husband’s entrepreneurial spirit for over 50 years. She spent many years diving headfirst into various business opportunities and became the creative force behind the family business. Over the years Fran designed and decorated countless residential and commercial properties, and she was involved in running a convenience store and deli, flower shop, and horse farm. Fran always supported her family and was willing to perform any job asked of her.
Fran dedicated her life to taking care of others. She touched the lives of countless people in the Dover community and beyond, and she will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing her. Frances Hopkins was loved by many and was a friend to all.
The Frances G. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship was created to support Dover students who wish to pursue careers in nursing and teaching.