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“I worked with Elaine for several years at CIGNA. She always had a beautiful smile and was a kind and classy lady. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
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Elaine (Hopkins) Holcomb, 85, of East Hartland, beloved wife of James Holcomb, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2017, at her home. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late William and Freda (Blocker) Hopkins, she lived in Granby many years moving to East Hartland 17 years ago. She had been employed by the former Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in Bloomfield for several years. Elaine had volunteered as a chaperone at the former Granby Youth Center and loved working in her flower garden. She was known as the "Flower Lady of West Granby Road". Elaine learned to fly small planes and even tried skydiving. Besides her husband, James she leaves a son Kenneth Carson III (Leslie) of Cape Cod, MA; two daughters Kimberly Riggott (Ted) of East Hartland and Kathleen Atwood (David) of New Hartford; seven grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson Matthew and her brother William Hopkins. Elaine's family would like to thank the Foothills VNA and Companions & Homemakers for their excellent care and attention. Her family will receive friends Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 1-2 pm at the Bethany Lutheran Brethren Church, 116 Walnut Hill Road, East Hartland followed by a Memorial Service at 2 pm. A reception will follow the service. Burial will be in Granby Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to either the Bethany Lutheran Brethren Church or the Granby Ambulance, PO Box 617, Granby, CT 06035. The Hayes Huling & Carmon Funeral Home of Granby is caring for the arrangements. For direction or condolences please visit

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