BAR HARBOR – Virginia (Fenno) Hopkins died peacefully on May 12, 2016, at the healthy age of 102, at Rivercrest Long Term Care in Concord, Mass. Born to John and Elinor Chapman and raised in Lake Forest, Ill., Ginny moved to Chestnut Hill, Mass., as the wife of J. Brooks Fenno, and subsequently of Mark Hopkins.
She was co-chair of the Boston Childrens’ Services and a board member of Ellis Memorial. She was a member of the Country Club, Brookline and the Chilton Club in Boston.
She had a summer home that she visited every year for 80 years, in Bar Harbor, and served as the president of the Garden Club of Mount Desert. Virginia was also a member of the Bar Harbor Club. She was a member of the Chestnut Hill Garden Club and was an active contributor to the restoration of the Houghton Garden, where she was often seen walking her dog. During the summer in Bar Harbor she would walk her dog in Compass Harbor.
She leaves behind two devoted sons, Brooks Jr. and Charles Fenno, and a loving daughter, Joan Mansfield, six grandchildren: Arthur, Edward, Jim, John, Carolyn and Christopher, and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are private. Burial will be in the Fenno family plot at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Friends of Acadia., P.O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. www.friendsofacadia.org.