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Lee, Lucinda

Lucinda Lee (née Mary Lucinda Hopkins) died peacefully at the age of 80 on July 5, 2024, with her husband and three children nearby. She was a proud and dignified, self-described Yankee and Anglophile, who fought a valiant battle in the last fourteen months of her life against lymphoma and all manner of accompanying ailments. She inspired scores of nurses, doctors, caretakers, friends, and family members with her courage.

The daughter of John and Mary Hopkins, she grew up in Hingham, MA. A proud graduate of Derby Academy, she then attended Milton Academy before matriculating to Boston University where her fondest memories were of a semester abroad at St. Clare’s Hall in Oxford, England. She worked as an assistant trust officer with the New England Merchant’s National Bank in Boston before marrying her husband of 52 years, David S. Lee.

Lucinda identified as a mother and wife, raising three children with David in Brookline. She meticulously cared for their well-curated and tasteful homes. She prided herself on her laundry skills, line-drying in all seasons. So renowned were her skills that, after brief deliberation, she asked to be called “Tiggy” (Beatrix Potter’s washerwoman) by the youngest children in her family.

After converting David from an ocean to a lake person, the family spent summers in Wolfeboro, NH. Then, in 1988, she and David purchased property at the former Camp Kehonka, which she had happily attended as a camper. They built a home on the site of the camp’s main lodge. She liked nothing better than sharing hors d’oeuvres on the porch while the sun set before heading out for dinner followed by an ice cream from Bailey’s.

She devoured British novels and cozy mysteries. She knew the birthdays of every relative, friend, and associate and took great care in selecting and sending the perfect card to each.

Lucinda was predeceased by her brother, John. She leaves behind her husband, David, and their children: Alexander (Iris Tang), Madeline, Alice (Luke Deming); step-grandchildren (Harry and Naomi); her brother Robert (Mary) as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, grand and great nieces and nephews. A celebration of Lucinda’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Dedham on August 3, at 11 AM, with a reception to follow. Donations in her memory may be made to Derby Academy (, Hingham Historical Society (, and the League of NH Crafts (

Guestbook Entries

  1. Barbara and Walter Gibbs
    July 10th, 2024 | 8:32 pm

    She was a dear friend with a genuine smile and good nature. May you find peace in your treasured memories. Sending much love, Barbara and Wally

  2. July 13th, 2024 | 9:11 am

    She is now at peace

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