, Salem, MA

July 9, 2013

Cynthia Lockett Hooks, 65

Marblehead — Cynthia Lockett Hooks, 65, of Marblehead, died Friday July 5, 2013, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass., after a courageous 13-month battle with cancer. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, teacher, and friend.

Born on August 6, 1947, Cynthia was the daughter of Joseph Frederick and Elizabeth Vose Lockett. Raised in Needham and Wellesley, with summers spent in Rockport, Mass., she graduated from the Dana Hall School in 1965. Cynthia attended Wheelock College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in education in 1969, and completed her masters of education at Boston University in 1978.

Cynthia wed David J. Hooks in 1977, and subsequently shared over 30 happy years of marriage.

She began her long teaching career in Quincy, where she taught for 11 years, before returning home in 1983 to raise her young children, Matthew and Jennifer. She returned to teaching in 1993 at the Coffin School in Marblehead, where she taught second and third grade until her retirement in 2009. As a teacher, Cynthia was much loved and respected by students, parents and colleagues alike. She enjoyed little more than contributing to the growth of her students.

Cynthia and her family enjoyed time spent on the water and by the ocean. She treasured annual summer vacations to Vinalhaven Island, Maine, with her family, and took joy in entertaining both family and friends in Marblehead and at her family home in Rockport. She enjoyed her retirement traveling the world with her husband, David.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, David J. Hooks; son Matthew L. Hooks; daughter, Jennifer Hooks Mordini, and son-in-law, Richard G. Mordini; and grandson, Edric “Teddy” Hooks Mordini.

ARRANGEMENTS: Cynthia’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Michael’s Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead, Mass. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Interment will be private. At the family’s request there are no visiting hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115, or Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, with special designation for the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Arrangements are under the direction of the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem. For the online guest book or additional information, please visit