ELMER J. HODGDON
Elmer J. Hodgdon, age 55 years, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care facility following a very brief battle with cancer.
Born in Lebanon, N.H., on Nov. 19, 1956, he was the son of Porter Hodgdon Sr., and Beulah (Stone) Lapine. He attended Windsor schools and on Oct. 26, 1974, was married to the former Donna Webb who survives him.
A native of the Windsor area, Elmer has lived in Swanton since 1988 and was manager of Hodgdon Bros. & Sons in Swanton. In earlier years he had also worked for the Town of Windsor and Jewels Trucking.
Elmer will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He took pride in being a "junk yard kid" and devoted his life to the family business. A "great" basketball player he was an avid sports fan especially following the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and was an avid NASCAR fan.
In addition to his wife, Donna, Elmer leaves his daughter, Bobbi-Jo Hodgdon and his son, Jake and girlfriend, Brandie Greenwood all of Swanton; grandchildren Damon Bruyette, Lexi Hodgdon and Kalie Sweet; his father, Porter Hodgdon Sr., and Donna L. Hodgdon of Swanton; his mother, Beulah Lapine of Windsor; two sisters Cindy Morris and husband, Dick of Swanton and Elaina Lapine of Bennington; four brothers Porter Hodgdon Jr., "Kojak" of Swanton, Jason Hodgdon and wife, Sharea of Swanton, Dwight Lapine, Jr., and wife, Karen of Windsor and Brian Pion and girlfriend Becky Brothers of St. Albans. Also surviving are two very special nieces Candace Cadieux and husband, Matt and Katie Rushlow and husband, Justin all of Swanton as well as several aunts uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Reba Hodgdon; mother-in-law, Charlotte Webb; stepfather, Dwight Lapine Sr., and several aunts and uncles.
A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will follow at the Hodgdon family lot in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.
To offer online condolences please visit: kiddermemorialhome.com.