George McFarland Hopkins


George McFarland Hopkins, 90, beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and friend, of Trenton passed away peacefully on Oct 21, with dear family by his side. He was born on Oct. 1, 1928, son of Ernest and Dorothy (Young) Hopkins.

George was Trenton’s unofficial mayor and native whose family had a long history of serving their community. Over his long valued life he was a farmer, a logger, a pilot, a service man and proud veteran, a Scout leader, a past Master Mason of Warren Lodge No. 2 and a dual member of David Hooper Lodge, member of the Trenton Grange, member of the Trenton Historical Society, a businessman, past president of his local chamber of commerce, selectman, sign officer and appeals board member, chair for many years of the Hancock County Airport Advisory Committee, a friend, confidant, surrogate Dad to many and first and foremost a happy family man.

George was predeceased by the love of his life, Pat. He is survived by his daughter and son Patti Ann Billings and Ernest Hopkins of Trenton, grandson Benjamin and wife, Genevieve M Billings, of Lamoine, great-granddaughter Tabatha Black of Clinton, Conn., and many nieces, nephews and friends across the miles. He will be dearly missed by so many.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Trenton Historical Society, 1007 Bar Harbor Road, Box 132 Trenton, ME 04605 and or the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department, 59 Oak Point Road, Trenton, ME 04605.

There was a graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Trenton and a celebration of his life at the Trenton Town Hall on Oct. 27, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth.


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