Wendy Hopper

Obituary of Wendy Hopper

Wendy Fruland Hopper died Sunday, September 27, 2015 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully with her husband and her three daughters by her side. Born in New York City, she grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She attended Miss Fines School and graduated from The Oldfields School in Glencoe, Maryland and Colby Sawyer Junior College in New London, New Hampshire. After graduation from Colby Sawyer she worked for Time-Life in New York City for several years. She and her husband moved to Princeton in 1970 where they have been life time residents. An accomplished equestrian, she competed in several different disciplines. She was also an avid fox hunter as a member of the Amwell Valley Hounds. In addition to her riding interests, she enjoyed the outdoors of the Adirondacks. From her home in Keene Valley, New York she would climb the mountains, fish and hike the streams, and row the lakes. A gardener, she was a past President of the Stony Brook Garden Club. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Arthur Hopper, and three daughters, Allison Skinner of San Rafael, California, Emily Carifa of Far Hills, New Jersey, and Hilary Hopper of Burlington, Vermont. To her five grandchildren she was known affectionately as "Gobgob". In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Country SPCA, Elizabethtown, New York. 518-873-5000 www.ncspca.org
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