Dean Hoopes

William “Dean” Hoopes, of Groveland, passed away on July 10, 2017.

Born March 21, 1949, he was the loved brother of Frank Mercurio of AL, Ralph Mercurio of PA, Laura Barkosky of Groveland, and the late Roger and Jack Sherman of FL; and dear uncle to many nieces and nephew.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 18, at 11am at Boston Cremation, 287 Main St. in Malden. Friends and family will visit from 9-11am.

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  1. Millie Burgos on July 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    To the family sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and your family

  2. Jean Little-Bruce on July 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I will miss him. You are an amazing family. Love forever, Jean Little-Bruce

  3. Christina Turner on July 12, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Laura I just want to say to you as much as it hurts I know you’re at peace because you had to endure watching him being so much pain he could not have asked for a better sister he told me that more times than I can count how grateful he was to have you and how much he loves you. You are still like family to me and I hope that you know that he was a great man and touch the lives and such a positive way of everyone that knew him he will be missed dearly but will live on forever in our hearts and our memories that he has given us.

  4. Chrissy Street on July 13, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Ah,So many Memories going back over the years….the Best always being his gentleness & kindness to all…He always had a nice word to say ….I don’t ever remember his voice being raised….He was a lover of people & animals…A kind heart…..He will be missed for sure…but Heaven sure has gained a Super Soul!!……all the Stogie’s & cups of Joe he can imagine!!……My Love& tender thoughts to you all….XO♡*…….

  5. Laura Barkosky on July 13, 2017 at 1:54 am

    My dear brother. I will always hold you in my heart. I didn’t loose a brother, I gained a beautiful angel looking over us. I will always love you. I know you are at peace. Like I told you before you left us, safe a place for me in heaven. Tell I see you again, Rest In Peace. Love your sister.

  6. A K on July 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    I would like to give me condolences. I hope you fine comfort in the days to come. At Isaiah 66:13 God says: “As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you…” Jehovah God also promises all those dead will be reunite with their loved ones

  7. Mark Barkosky on July 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    My beat friend, Deano. I will never forget you. You always made me smile, all the good times we had, I will always treasure. Your in a good place, with Mom, Dad, Jack and Roger. God bless you. Love you always.

  8. Mariah Dougherty (Baby) on July 14, 2017 at 6:02 am

    First of all Laura I want to send my love and prayers to you and mark. You guys were his rock and he lived you guys so much and always expressed that. He is the most gentle souls and kind loving man I have ever met in my entire life. Even when angry he was still so gentle about it. As for Dean I really don’t know where to start… I love you so much and even though I knew this time would come I never accepted it even when you did . I love you and I’m in absolute pieces right now. I’m so thankful that god put you in my life when he did because I got to spend time with one man who changed my life forever . You have shared so many inspirational words, thoughts and moments with me that I will never forget. So many long talks, the hugs , the kisses and the movies we watched. You have been there for me when others weren’t. You made sure that I knew exactly how much you loved me. Even though we were not in each other’s lives long, it will be forever and you will forever be a part of my life. I’m so grateful that I got to come over and spend those two nights with you and stay by your side and hold your hand and I remember every time you would wake up, you would just turn and look and me and say ” I love you so much baby.” I’ll never forget your voice and that smile the second I would walk through your door and see your eyes light up when you said “hey baby I missed you!” Or when I would call you would answer with ” Dean Hoopes!” The second I said hi handsome I miss you, you would reply with”oh hi baby what’s up, what’s new?” I miss you so much and my god I love you handsome. But you have been waiting for this day, for the pain to finally go away so you can finally rest…. and I know finally you have no more pain and your finally not suffering anymore. I just don’t want to not see your smile and hear your voice or feel your hand holding mine. I love you dean I really do and I know that you actually knew and really felt how much I truly did and how much you appreciated my company. Especially our last talk that night I slept over when we just sat there while watching Bad Moms and stared into each others eyes saying how much we loved each other, you always told me how beautiful I am, how much you loved my eyes and my hair. I’m really going to miss you more than you can imagine but I know you will always be by my side forever just as you promised and you also said if it’s real that you will do whatever you can to make sure I know your around still. Love you more handsome. God gained one of the truest angels he could have ever needed, and he did need you more at this point to continue on with your journey with what you were meant to do. I cannot say enough how amazing of a man you really are, how grateful I am and how lucky Laura and Mark and all your other family members are to have had you in their lives. There are so many more people you have touched in your life time than I could name. And I know I speak for so many of them when I say you were an angel on earth and now in heaven! I can go on for hours and even days about you I really could deano but I will end it with this… you lived a long beautiful life and even though the end was not the best, you turned it into the best of what it was. You made sure you told everyone what you wanted to say before you knew it was the end and I can honestly say this is the first time I can say that I really did get to say goodbye and made sure you knew how much I cared and that I did all that I could to make sure your last days were the best they could possibly be. And my god dean your sister is a saint! She loves you more than you could fathom. Her and mark both did anything and everything to make sure you could have the best life possible. I’m so deeply sorry for them to have lost such an amazing man, a brother, an uncle, a great uncle and the best friend anyone could ask for! You were my rock at so many times and I couldn’t have thanked you enough (even when you would say stop saying thank you, it’s what friends and family do) your sister is one of the strongest, most passionate, loving and caring woman I have ever met. I don’t know what I would have done without you guys so many different times. You will forever leave a mark on my heart and soul and I will always keep you there. I love you so much and miss you terribly. I still went to your room by habit to peek in waiting for your smile and it killed me to not see you turn your head and say hi baby. But your finally at peace with no more aches and pains. You can finally feel rested and walk so freely above us . I love you and your family so much and I will always be here no matter what! I am so very sorry for the loss of dean and he is missed and loved by so many people! Rest in beautiful peace baby.

  9. Brad Ouellette on July 17, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Rest eady now Dede.. Much love and respect. Heaven definitely has another angel now. ?

  10. James G Piatelli on July 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Roger your working family at Boston Contract Drilling send our sincere condolences concerning your uncles Deans passing. We never had the chance to meet Dean. I’m sure he was a special Uncle knowing he shared the same blood lines as you ! We will be thinking of you and your family members during this difficult time ,and terrible loss.

  11. Frank and Melissa Mercurio on July 18, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Dear Dean,

    You were a wonderful big brother and will never be forgotten. You were so brave and maintained such a positive outlook throughout your long and hard battle. As much as we’ll miss you, we’re thankful you’re finally free of all that pain. Bless Laura and Mark for taking such good care of you, although we know it was a labor of love for them. Now you’re at peace and reunited in Heaven with mom, dad, Roger and Jack. I love you, brother.

    Frank and Melissa Mercurio

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