Leona A. Hodgdon

Leona A. Hodgdon

Leona Adeline Hodgdon, 82, of Hyde Park, a former resident of Hardwick, died peacefully June 6, 2019, at the St. Albans Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Irasburg Oct. 18, 1936, daughter of Ernest H. and Mamie (Sheltra) Macie, and attended Irasburg public schools.

On June 20, 1953, she married Edward Earl Hodgdon in Irasburg. He died Oct. 31, 1994.

Leona later married Max Edward Hodgdon, who died Dec. 14, 2003.

In her earlier years, Leona stayed at home to care for her young family. Later she was employed at Hardwick Knitwear for several years; she was also a home knitter, making sweaters for Dia Sweaters of Stowe, and made lawn ornaments.

Leona loved the time spent with her family. She enjoyed puzzles, knitting, crocheting and watching the birds.

Survivors include four children, Terry Hodgdon and spouse Gisele of Montpelier, Greg Hodgdon and spouse Lora of Fairfax, Rebecca Laramee and spouse Leonard of East Fairfield, and Mona Arruda and spouse Jim of South Woodstock, Maine; three siblings, Wayne Macie of Ocala, Fla., Rudy Macie of Mechanic Falls, Maine, and Marie Sawyer of West Paris, Maine; six grandchildren, Ian Hodgdon, Anthony Hodgdon, and Aric Hodgdon and spouse Tori, Valerie Percy and spouse Gary, Ann Domey and spouse Chris, and Jeremy Allaire and spouse Samantha; seven great-grandchildren, Seiger, Leo, Sierra, Michelle, Tyler, Isaac and Abigail; one great-great-grandchild, Kiyah; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents died earlier, as did two children, Timothy Hodgdon and Brenda Hodgdon, and a sister, Erlene Royer.

The funeral was held Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at Northern Vermont Funeral Home in Hardwick, with the Rev. Ernest Machia officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leona’s memory may be made to Copley Hospital, 528 Washington Highway, Morrisville, VT 05661 (copleyvt.org), or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 N. Clark St., Suite 3350, Chicago, IL 60601 (mda.org).

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