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Hilary Joy Hopfe

Obituary for Hilary Joy Hopfe

June 21, 1953 - June 23, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 68

Loving Wife, Mom, Sister & Friend


Hilary Joy (Pearl) Hopfe, age 68, of McHenry, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. She was born in The Bronx, New York, June 21, 1953, the daughter of Ben and Lee Pearl. On August 21, 1982, Hilary married the love of her life, Richard C. Hopfe on Long Island, New York.

Hilary received her Bachelor of Art's Degree from Hunter College in New York. She was a retail buyer for many years, specializing in toys. Hilary was an avid dog lover and enjoyed reading crime novels. She also loved visiting different zoos. Hilary was only 16 years old when she attended the Woodstock Concert in July of 1969 and always considered herself a true New Yorker.

Hilary is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Richard C. Hopfe; her children, who were the light of her life: Sarah E. Hopfe of Painesville, Ohio and Brian C. Hopfe of Longmont, Colorado; her fur-pup, Frankie, her grand-pup, Layla, and grand-kitty, Biscuit. She is further survived by her sister: Paula (Stephen) Perez of Georgia and their children, Allison, Daniel and Matthew; and sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Jonathan Sayward of Lafayette, Indiana and their daughter, Karen A. Sayward of Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to her parents, Ben and Lee Pearl; Hilary was preceded in death by her canine companions: Goldie and Luke.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 2 - 4 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. A Family Sharing Time will be held at 4 P.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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