Margaret S. Hodgdon

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Margaret S.
Hodgdon, 89
EAST BOOTHBAY -- Margaret S. Hodgdon, 89, of Murray Hill Road, East Boothbay, passed away at St. Andrews Village, Gregory Wing, on Jan. 1, 2012. She was born in Augusta on July 27, 1922, the daughter of Walter M. Sanborn and Nita L. Sanborn.
She attended Cony High School in Augusta where she graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1940. She attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and graduated in 1944 with a major in Psychology. The following year she entered the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston University and remained there for two years. At that time it would have taken four years to obtain a master's degree. Being anxious to start work, she obtained a position as a psychiatric social worker at the VA Center at Togas. She worked at Togas until she married boat builder George I. (Sonny) Hodgdon Jr. in 1952.
Over the years Margaret enjoyed knitting, gardening, swimming, tennis, fishing and making hooked rugs. She enjoyed cooking and spent many hours making cookies, pies, and various homemade baked goods for the shipyard workers.
She was interested in genealogy and spent many hours tracing various branches of the Hodgdon family history. She was an animal lover and especially liked cats. She played piano and during her school years she played the flute in the orchestra and piccolo in the band.
For several years she raised chickens and turkeys. She enjoyed going to auctions and was particularly fond of colored glass.
Mrs. Hodgdon was predeceased by her husband in 1995; by a son, James C. Hodgdon in 1991; a brother, Richard B. Sanborn in 1999, and by brother, John G. Sanborn in 2006. She is survived by her son, Timothy S. Hodgdon and wife Cathy of East Boothbay; and two grandchildren, Kyle W. Hodgdon of Auckland, NZ, and Audrey J. Hodgdon of Portland. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
There will be a service for family and friends at the Ocean View Cemetery in Boothbay in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to the Simmons Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay. You are invited to share your condolences, photos and tributes with the Hale family by visiting their Book of Memories at
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to:
Safe Havens @ St. Village
145 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
or to the .
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 3, 2012
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