At his home, Sept. 12, 2003, Howard T. Hopkinson, 86, of South Forest Circle, West Haven, husband of the late Theresa Asma Hopkinson, father and father-in-law of Gwen Ann and Robert M. Meszaros of Hamden, brother of, Leona Krahl of Branford, grandfather of, Robert M. Meszaros, Jr. and his wife Peggy of Boston, MA and Jennifer Meszaros of New Jersey. Predeceased by a brother, Joseph Hopkinson. He was born in West Haven, Oct. 26, 1916, son of the late Leon and Matilda Michaels Hopkinson. He was a graduate of the former YMCA Jr. College of New Haven and was Senior Draftsman and Engineer for G & O Mfg. Co. for 50 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Hopkinson played baseball in the Industrial Baseball League in the New Haven area and also was a ranked badminton player in CT. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden, Friday, Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Saint Rita Church, Hamden. Interment will be in Center Street Cemetery, Wallingford.. Friends may call Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30. Memorial contributions may be made to the Father Michael J. McGivney, Center for Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel St.,New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Howard Hopkinson and I became Friends late in his life, and I will always treasure the times we spent together over the last two years. He would lovingly relate tales of his many experiences at G&O over his 50 years with the Company, now Transpro. After almost every chat he would apologize for .going on so long., however I would encourage him to continue, as I enjoyed our times together as much as, I hope, he did. I will always be grateful to our Friend for his kindness and his sharing with me. Godspeed, Howard, man of goodness and worth!

  2. Howard was one of our .old-timers. who spanned the time from the days of our company\’s founder to the days when computers were introduced to our business. He was always ready with a chuckle as he related stories from the old days. He loved his work and gave it an attention to detail seldom seen today. He enjoyed being with his friends here so much that he came back to work for many years after retirement, and kept in touch with many of us after that. I\’ll miss his cards and visits. Godspeed, Howard.

  3. Just about 3 weeks ago, Howard visited our Transpro office and I had the good fortune to run into him and say HI to my ole buddy! We worked together on many projects in the 70\’s here at G&O, and Howard was a great stickler for details…. a great designer. A wonderful man and good friend to all who knew him. May he rest in peace and my deepest sympathies for his loss to his family.

  4. My deepest sympathies for the family of Howard,may he rest in peace.Howard Hopkinson and I became friend\’s through my father Angelo.I worked for Howard occasionally around the house doing yardwork.he was a good man and will be missed deeply.

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