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Madaline D. Hodge

November 19, 2017

Madaline D. Hodge, 94, passed away at her home in Clayton on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

She was born on Grindstone Island September 20, 1923, daughter of Erwin and Emma Putnam Dodge and she attended Clayton schools. On November 21, 1942 she married Merton W. Hodge at Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown and Mr. Hodge died May 20, 2012.

In 1946 the couple moved to Clayton and then to California for five years. In 1953 they moved to Utica and then to N. Carolina, and then to Syracuse before returning to Clayton. The couple had wintered in Leesburg, FL for several years beginning in 1989. During her life, she had worked for NY Telephone, Bluff Island Lodge and in Dodge Outlet, Cicero. But her greatest job was being a homemaker for her family. Madaline was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Clayton, St. Hilda's, the Altar Guild, and Helping Hands, where she crocheted items for terminally ill children. She enjoyed playing bridge.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy H. Brame, Clay; two grandsons and their wives, Matthew and Cheryl Brame and Michael and Vicky Brame; four great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Madaline was the youngest of seven children and she lived the longest. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Melvin and Frederick Dodge, and her four sisters, Rhoba Eager, Bernice Secor, Vesta Ryan and Carmon Ward.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Clayton on Saturday, November 25, at 11AM with Rev. John Crosswaite presiding. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Donations in her name may be made to Clayton Volunteer Fire Dept., 855 Graves St., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#8 Michelle BrownYoungs 2017-11-25 12:58
Meet Madeline when I was pregnant for my daughter Jillian work at the diner w Lesa and Bernice(( Madeline on Saturdays)
loved her very much lots of laughs then and lots when I went to see her on Reeses St my thoughts and prayers are with you all
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#7 Ed/MaryEllen Wallace 2017-11-24 17:02
Our condolences to Nancy & family on Madeline's passing. We always enjoyed speaking with her (&Mike) and sharing the awesome cakes she baked. May she RiP.
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#6 Debbie Clark 2017-11-23 07:13
I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy.
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#5 DeeDee Fuller 2017-11-22 08:27
I send my heart felt sympathies to you Nancy, Matthew, Michael and family. I enjoyed Madaline so much when I visited her, she will be missed. My prayers are with you and your families.
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#4 DeeDee Fuller 2017-11-22 08:19
My heart felt sympathies are sent to you Nancy, Michael, Matthew and family. I enjoyed Madaline so much when I visited her, she will be missed. My prayers are with all of you.
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#3 Carol and Ken Kozin 2017-11-22 04:47
We will truely miss Madaline, even though we didn't see her often; when we did she always welcomed us in to her home to get caught up on the happenings. She was always excited to hear about our jobs and our travels. She is now with Mike and no longer in pain. I hope we can all find comfort with our memories of her and Mike. Rees Street will not be the same.
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#2 Walt &Cathy Perry 2017-11-21 12:29
So sorry for your loss. Madaline & Mike were the best. Rip dear couple.....
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#1 Paul E Watson 2017-11-21 12:24
For the past 5 years I took care of Madeline's lawn. Had some great talks with her on the back porch. She always asked me about my wife and she genuinely cared. When I was ordained by the church as a minister she always asked how my church was going. This spring I visited her bedside and when I asked her what she was doing she told me "getting ready to go be with Jesus!" I know she is there and I pray that each one of you come to know that same Jesus and that he is your comfort. God Bless.
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