Florence Hipkins

Obituary of Florence Doris Hipkins

Florence Doris Brown Hipkins of Katonah, 91, avid bowler, NY sports fan and affectionately known by her neighbors as the Matriarch of Edgemont Road.

    Doris passed away peacefully at home, she was 91.  Born April 9, 1929 in Mt Kisco to the late David and Florence Brown.  A graduate of Katonah High School 1946.  She led by example throughout Katonah’s downtown business district, urging patronage to all village merchants.  This led to a long career with Honebon’s Men Shop and dry cleaner.

    Married in September of 1948 to Robert A. Hipkins Sr. from Kinsman, Ohio.  Becoming a wife and mother of three children, Bobby, David and Carol.  In addition to her culinary talent, as a working mom she provided a steady diet of stories and food for thought to discuss around the dinner table. 

    Being an astute New York sports fan in general, Doris acquired the skills to embark upon the world of competitive bowling, winning many tournaments.  A successful career which spanned decades across Westchester County and beyond.  Fondly known as Boom! Boom! by her peers and teammates. 

    In addition to her husband, Robert A Hipkins Sr. of 72 years, she is survived by paternal half-sister Deborah Douglass of Marco Island, Fl., sister-in-law Elizabeth Brown of Katonah, NY, daughter Carol A. Hipkins Heady of Fishkill, NY, sons, Robert A. Jr and David of Katonah, NY, and step-grandsons, Frederick L. Heady of Port St. Lucie, Fl., and Patrick T. Heady of Longs, SC., along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased family members include sister, Marjorie Brown Clark, brothers David W. Brown, Richard S. Brown, paternal half-brother Jeffery L. Brown, and son-in-law Frederick G. Heady.

    A private family only service is being held on February 5, 2021 at Clark Associates Funeral Home.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt Kisco, NY.

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