Christopher John Hopkins

Christopher John Hopkins

January 02, 1965 - July 03, 2019
Cave Creek AZ

Christopher John Hopkins

January 02, 1965 - July 03, 2019
Cave Creek AZ


On July 3rd, 2019, Christopher John Hopkins died at the age 54 years old from surgical complications in California. Chris was born on January 2, 1965 in Queens, New York. A lifelong sports nut, he played and watched any type of sporting event. His true loves were baseball, football, basketball and golf. If you called him at any moment during the day, ESPN was sure to be on in the background. His teams were the New York Mets and the New York Giants, but any sports team was good for him.

“Hopper”, as he was known by many, was a smart, funny, loyal and considerate guy. Everywhere Chris went he always introduced himself and took the opportunity to make a new friend! His humor and charm worked their magic with family, friends and colleagues. He gave those of us who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him memories that will be cherished forever.

Chris graduated from Saint Joseph’s College in Maine with a Bachelors of Science. He loved people and a challenge so he spent his professional career as a Sales Leader, most recently with Avalara in California. He grew up in Darien, Connecticut and lived most of his adult life in the Newport Beach area in California.

Chris was a loyal and beloved son of his mother, Virginia Sefton Hopkins and his late father Arthur James Hopkins. Sadly, Chris was predeceased by his oldest brother, Jimmy Hopkins. In addition to his mother, Chris is survived by his brother Russ and sister Tricia, his nephews Andrew and his wife Amanda Hopkins and Stephen Hopkins and his niece Lily Hopkins, many cousins and all his wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

A funeral mass will be held on July 10, 2019 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach, California at 11:00 a.m. Family will also host a celebration of Chris’s life in Darien, CT in the near future.



Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: July 10, 2019 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Our Lady Queen Of Angels Catholic Church
  • Location: 2046 Mar Vista Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Christopher John Hopkins

  1. Liz Coulter says:

    You will forever live in my heart and I will cherish every amazing encounter that we share, You will forever be so incredibly important to me. Words will never be able to describe what it meant for me to be on this journey with you. You’re one of the best people I’ve ever had the privilege to Love❣ï,
    Ps…. we’ll always have Maui ???

  2. JIm Sullivan says:

    Hopper T for three..!! I will miss you, my brother. You will always be one of the most special people in my life. We had a lot of fun in our 37 years as close friends and I will always hold on to those laughs. You have no idea how much we all love you. You were 1 in a zillion. The world will never be the same.

    Peace and prayers for your Mom, Trish, Russell, Andrew and Steven.

  3. Melanie Reed says:

    First of all – my sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Chris Hopkins. Chris came into our lives here in Overland Park, KS as our sales rep for Avalara. It was immediately obvious we had hit the jackpot with him at the helm of our ship. I got to know Chris even better as we worked through the sales process and eventually, of course, he sold the product to us. I just can’t tell you what a joy he was to talk to – so personable and there was a freedom in his demeanor that was significantly detectable. He just seemed like a great friend even though it was business. He did tell me he would out of office for a little while and why, and I unfortunately assumed everything was fine after the surgery. Through a payment matter with Avalara I learned today that Hopper had passed on. I just wanted the family and friends of him to know his humor, kindness, and overall dynamic personality spread way further than you might have otherwise known. Our small company here grieves this morning with you and it was a privilege to know him. God bless you and comfort you.

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