Marcia A. (Hopping) Eaton, 61, beloved wife of Lawrence J. Eaton
of High Street, Ipswich, passed unexpectedly Thursday, May 12,
2016 surrounded by her loving family in the Beverly Hospital.
Born in Ipswich June 29, 1954, daughter of the late Norman R.
and Joan E. (Smith) Hopping, she was raised in Ipswich and was a
graduate of Ipswich High School and Essex Agricultural School of
Cosmotology. She spent her entire adult life caring and
providing for children, her own and countless others from
Ipswich and beyond. She will be best remembered for her
infectious laugh, loving compassionate nature, and her inability
to say no to any family member or friend and need.
In addition to her husband Larry of forty-two years she is
survived by two daughters, Courtney Morrison and her husband
Scot of Ipswich and Kaitlyn Eaton of Hamilton; four sons,
Barry Eaton and his wife Keri of Ipswich, Brad Eaton and his
fiancée Catherine Turner of Ipswich, Keith Eaton of NH and
Craig Eaton of Ipswich; eight grandchildren;
a sister, Joan E. Northey of Topsfield; five brothers, Ronald
E. Hopping of Ipswich, Stephen L. Hopping of Georgetown, Barry
W. Hopping of Ipswich, Norman R. Hopping of Texas and John J.
Hopping of Stratham, NH and many nephews and nieces.
Her funeral will be held 8 am Tuesday, May 17 from the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed
by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am
in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be 4 to
8 pm on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be
made for breast cancer research in support of Meghan (Hopping)
Pistritto to: Susan G. Komen Southern New England, 74 Batterson
Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.