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Virginia A. (Lane) Hopkins Stansfield

Virginia Alice Lane Hopkins Stansfield, 95, of Rockport, died July 1, 2020 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House following her extended illness.

Born in Ipswich February 7, 1925, the daughter of the late Leroy F. and Angeline (Harris) Lane, she was raised in Ipswich and lived with her family for several years at the Crane Estate where her father served as the keeper of the lighthouse. A 1942 graduate of Ipswich High School, she attended secretarial school and later worked as a bookkeeper at Metropolitan Life Insurance in Beverly, the Five Cents Savings Bank in Salem, the Rockport National Bank and Cape Ann Business Service. She was married to the late Paul Hopkins, formerly of Rockport for twenty-five years and following his death in 1983 she remarried to the late Donald Stansfield, Sr, who died in 2012.

She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Rockport, and a talented quilter.

She is survived by seven stepchildren, David Hopkins and his wife Ann of Punta Gorda FL, Donna Hughes and her husband Steven of Ipswich, Patricia Tarbox and her husband Bill of Moultonboro NH, James Stansfield of Ipswich, Eileen Mansell of Dover NH, Donald Stansfield, Jr of Lauderhill FL, and Janet Champagne and her husband David of Hookset NH. She also leaves several grand and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, and two lifelong friends, Virginia Visser and Phyllis Blunda. She was the sister of the late Harold A. Lane, formerly of Ipswich, and the late Barbara Fulle of Albany NY, and the mother-in-law of the late Richard Mansell of Dover NH.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966, or to any charitable cancer organization.

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