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Sarah Duckett, 77

by | Jun 9, 2024 | Obituaries

Sarah Duckett

Sarah Duckett

Sarah (Lothrop) Duckett died Friday, June 7, at Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late Frank Duckett, who died in November 2023. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Margaret (Lotspeich) Lothrop. She was a longtime resident of Hopkinton, where she raised her three children.

Sarah was well known in Hopkinton, primarily as the founder of the Hopkinton Independent, which she ran for more than 20 years. A town resident since 1976, Sarah was devoted to the betterment of the town and its residents. She volunteered on several town committees, most notably the Appropriations Committee. She will be remembered for her work with the Hopkinton Public Library as well as being a founding member of the Metrowest Harvest and Hopkinton Humane Society. Sarah also was instrumental in the creation of the new Hopkinton Senior Center.

Sarah is survived by her three children, Brendan Duckett and wife Echo of Ohio, Amy Duckett of Dennis, and Mark Duckett and wife Wonmee Lee of New Jersey. She also is survived by her three grandchildren, Avery, Evan and Levi.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 13, from 3-6 p.m. at Callanan Cronin Funeral Home in Hopkinton. Burial will be private.

Obituaries are submissions, typically from funeral homes, that are not subject to the same level of editorial oversight as the rest of the Hopkinton Independent. Obituaries may be edited for grammatical and factual mistakes and clarifications and shortened for space considerations.

1 Comment

  1. Lyn Branscomb

    Sarah was a mentor and a friend to me. My heart has way too many feels right now.

    I began working as a reporter for Sarah shortly after she started the Hopkinton Independent. She saw that our town needed a source for Independent news and did something about it, and she dragged along everone she could as she did it.

    Sarah guided me through my cub years as a stay-at-home mom through opportunities to write for the paper. Writing for the newspaper kept my mind active and my skills sharp. She also guided me toward becoming more involved with the town which is how I ended up on the school committee and the original elementary school building committee.

    She also allowed me a column to give voice to my reaction to 9/11, and she printed a piece I wrote about mine and my husband’s attempt to canoe from Fruit Street to Cedar Swamp.

    We covered lots of town politics together, had lots of great discussions, and shared a lot of books!

    Her involvement in my life made the SAHM years more interesting and fun. I laugh now as I think about my youngest being dragged to a lot of events as I covered them for the paper.

    Sarah was a source of light and compassion, and also a force to be reckoned with — in a good way.

    May her memory be for a blessing. Thank you, my friend.

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