Louis P. Hoffmann

Mr. Louis P. Hoffmann, a resident of Hull, MA passed away on Saturday, October 9th 2010 at the age of 71 after a long bout with multiple myeloma.  Louis was born in West Roxbury, and lived for many years in Milton.  He was married for 31 years to the late Mary Joyce Murray Hoffmann, and most recently to Mrs. Harriet Palm Hoffmann for 13 years.  He is survived by his four loving children, daughter Jane, son Louis and his wife Mirsada Pasalic Hoffmann, daughter Mary Joyce, and daughter Audrey and her husband, Derek Schug.  He leaves a beloved grand-child, Olivia, and was expecting a second.

Louis was the son of the late Louis Herman Hoffmann and the late Margaret I. O’Callaghan Hoffmann.  Louis went to Boston College High School and was an avid athlete, excelling in track and field.  Throughout High School, he also played golf and worked to earn his commercial pilots license.  A graduate of Norwich University, Louis was a commissioned officer in the US Army serving two years in Germany and a further four years in the Army Reserves.  Louis’ parents were both influential in the insurance field, and he followed them into the brokerage business, earning an MBA at Suffolk University and eventually starting his own insurance agency in 1979.

Louis was an active community member, advising the town of Milton on budget and insurance matters, and joining the Milton Hoosic Club which he served as President from 1982-1984.  He was a board member and treasurer of the Huntington General Hospital, and served as the Vice President of the University of Massachusetts President’s Advisory Council.  Since moving to Hull, he had been an avid boater, and was widely known in the community for being amongst the first to commute daily by water between his home in Hull and his waterfront offices in Boston.  As with so many things in his life, he mixed his interest in boating and his love of the outdoors to add adventure to the routine of his Boston commute.  He was proud of his record of water safety spanning more than twenty years.

Louis is known by friends and colleagues alike for an endearing enthusiasm, and an energy which he brought to both personal friendships and his spirit of entrepreneurialism.  Supported by his faith, he brought a deep sense of conviction to all undertakings in life.  Amidst the discipline of his professional practice, he was known for a deep love of life – even the odd spot of mischief and an occasional wager – as well as a deep sense of compassion for the family and friends who will miss him dearly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton, on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 11:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON, Wednesday 4-8PM. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’ memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute c/o Dr. Paul Richardson and Team for Multiple Myeloma Research, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.