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Hopkinton Independent Founder Sarah Duckett Passes at 77

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Sarah Lothrop Duckett, of Hopkinton, has passed on. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Duckett, who died in in 2023. She leaves behind three children, Brendan Duckett of Ohio, Amy Duckett of Dennis, and Mark Duckett of New Jersey, and several grandchildren.

Ms. Duckett was well-known in Hopkinton, primarily as the founder of the Hopkinton Independent, which she ran for more than 20 years before selling the enterprise to Bagdon Publishing. Duckett also volunteered on several town committees and was notable for her work with the Hopkinton Public Library.

In 2019 Duckett was presented with the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to our community. Ever modest, Duckett told HCAM News Director Tom Nappi “I don’t do things for recognition, I just do things that need to be done.”

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  1. I am so sorry to hear this. Sarah was a kind woman with integrity and a general desire to do good. I am particularly sad that had last months were so difficult with the loss of her husband Frank and her own health problems. Rest in Peace my friend.

  2. Rest in peace my friend. You have left a wonderful legacy to the town of Hopkinton. Your work on so many Town Boards, years of work getting the Senior Center built, Library Trustee and creating the Independent. Hopkinton salutes you. ♥️

  3. Although Sarah was not born in Hopkinton she became a trusted, valuable and loved piece of our town. She was always generous with her time and resources. Hopkinton was a better town with Sarah part of it. Rest in Peace Sarah

  4. On behalf of the Snyder family, we value our long standing friendship with all of the Duckett family. We will miss Frank and Sarah.

  5. Sarah was a wonderful person who always had a warm smile and greeting. Her dedication to the Independent, the Town and her family were her priorities. She will be missed. RIP

  6. Sarah was a wonderful woman. I loved the quality she had where she would say whatever was on her mind to you. Made no difference where you were or who you were with. She do a ton for the town and was a very wonderful family person. She will be missed.

  7. One of my son’s, Don Bumiller first jobs was delivering the Independent to various businesses. He remembered Sarah fondly.


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