The Family of Lucretia Hopkins – Liebenow is sorry to announce the passing of Lucretia Hopkins Liebenow on the morning of January 14, 2023, people knew her as Lou. Lou passed away at the age of 80, surrounded by her loving family. Lou was born on December 31, 1942 in Troy, New York, the daughter of the late Ruby Hopkins Witter and George Witter. Lou was one of ten children of whom 5 of her siblings, Donald Witter, Geraldine Witter, Elaise Acsi, Dwight Witter and Amy Horton preceded her in death. Lou is survived by her other 4 siblings: Clarence and Jane Witter, John Thomas and Barbara Horton, Seth Horton and Woodrow Witter. Lou graduated in Pittsfield, MA. Lucretia was a fun loving person who was always helping everyone. She was an excellent cook and baker and she enjoyed knitting, needle point, quilting line dancing, bowling and a good card and board game.
Lou is also survived by her loving husband Frank Liebenow; sons: Stephen and Bentley of Columbia, South Carolina; David and Susan of Hatfield, MA and Robert and Lesley Hatfield, of MA. Lou is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and very close friends who were like family.
Please join the family in a memorial service to be held at Pennbrooke Fairways, Leesburg, Florida on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Interment will take place in Cummington, MA at a later date.
Our hearts go out to Lou's family and friends.
Our deepest sympathy to Frank, your son's and all family members.
May God Bless you
Any visit to my parents in recent years would not be complete if I didn’t visit with Frank & Lou, providing they were not already part of our close Florida family festivities while I was in town.
Lou was a bright light, still is, at least for me, and always with a smile. She could cook & bake with the best of them, and usually garnering first place, in our assessment. She “may” have had harsh words for Seth, John and I at times in the early 70’s as we progressed through junior/high schools shenanigans.
Lou: A woman I will always remember, a person I will always respect and a loss I will forever embrace.