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.