Connie L. Hopkins

September 9, 1952February 22, 2020

Connie L. Hopkins, 67, of Franklin, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown.

She was born on September 9, 1952 in Sidney, the daughter of Harper and Marjorie (Ruling) Constable.

Connie worked at O'Connor hospital for over 40 years. She was a very selfless person. She always went above and beyond for the people she loved.

She enjoyed camping, bowling, dancing, word searches, and vacations with her kids and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; Lee H. Hopkins, Franklin; her ex husband, Kenneth Mercadante, Delhi; her daughters, Michele (Brian) Lowe, Delhi, Laura (Doug) Jones, Delhi; Ashley (Dustin) DeWitt, Oneonta; her Son, Adam Hopkins, Franklin; her sister, Susan Taylor, Unadilla; her brother, Harper (sue) Constable, Franklin; her grandkids, Shelby, Kendra, and Breanna Lowe, Myrette and Aiden Jones, and Landon and Owen DeWitt; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, 425 Main Street, Franklin, from 1 to 3 pm, where a funeral service will take place at 3 pm with Bert More officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring at Ouleout Valley Cemetery, Franklin, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the O’Connor Hospital, 460 Andes Road, Delhi, NY 13753.

To leave a condolence for the family online, please visit

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.


  • Calling Hours

    Saturday, February 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 29, 2020


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Brenda, Mike, & Erik Vacca

February 29, 2020

Wishing you and your family condolences, peace, and comfort in your time of sadness. Connie was a compassionate, giving warm person. She was full of love and life. She will now be watching over all of you.

Dr. Sam and Patty

February 26, 2020

Wishing to express our deepest condolences to Connie's family. She was a very dedicated person and a pleasure to have known. May your wonderful memories of her carry you through this very difficult time.

Liz Prindle

February 25, 2020

So very sorry for your loss....Connie was one of the sweetest co-workers I ever knew. I will miss her smile, her wonderful personality....and just being in her happy presence. Rest peacefully, was truly a pleasure to work alongside you.

Michael & Jennifer Howard

February 25, 2020

We are truly sorry for the loss of a great person and a good friend. Our hearts and prayers are with Connie and her family. May God bless her. Connie will be greatly missed. I had a lot of fun and fond memories working with Connie for 20 years at O'Connor Hospital.

Michael & Jennifer Howard

Ann Gentry

February 25, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking about you and your family at this sad time. I am always here if you need a shoulder to cry on.

Melissa and Don Simonds

February 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss Ashley, Adam and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa Charlton

February 24, 2020

Connie was a great lady. Me and Michelle are childhood friends. I loved going over on a Friday to spend the night. She was kind to me. Awesome mom , she always was a selfless person. She will be greatly missed 😢

Marilyn Ryan

February 24, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Last time I saw my cousin a Connie my mom Phyllis was still alive we spent a summer in NY. Hard to believe so many years have passed. Our prayers are with all of the family.

Mary Constable

February 24, 2020

Please know how much I care. I am so sorry and my heart aches for you. What a beautiful person. I always loved her. My heart felt love and sympathy for all of you.

Rocksand Donald Atkinson

February 24, 2020

Don and I send our deepest condolences to Aunt Connie's Family She always had a smile to share always had a big Heart! if you did wrong you knew it! Aunt Connie will be Deeply and Greatly missed.
Lee, Michele, Laura, Adam and Ashley Suzie and Harper too.. You Are All In Our Thoughts and Prayers. We Love You!!