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Helen Alma Hodgkins

b. October 20, 1917

Helen Alma Hodgkins

Helen Alma (Kershaw) Hodgkins, 89, daughter of Alfred N. and Dorothy A. Kershaw passed away on October 1, 2007, at Pleasant View Nursing home.

Helen was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 20, 1917. She graduated from Winthrop High School and studied oil painting and dance at various times throughout her life. She taught ballroom dancing in her earlier years. After her children were grown, she worked in the Plymouth State University library, was the manager and buyer for the Marco Island Golf Pro Shop and became a real estate broker.

She was the beloved wife of Willard H. Hodgkins, who predeceased her on May 6, 2000 after 62 years of marriage. They were married in 1938 and moved to Lynnfield Center, Massachusetts. They also resided in Rumney, Plymouth, Laconia and Concord, New Hampshire, as well as, Marco Island and Crystal River, Florida.

They shared a love for musical gatherings and boating on the ocean in
Maine and on Lake Winnipesaukee. She was a wonderful home maker, cook
and devoted mother.

They had four children, Willard H. Hodgkins, Jr. of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, David I. Hodgkins of Bow, New Hampshire, Pamela H. Gould of Plymouth, New Hampshire and Deborah J. Olson of Essex Junction, Vermont. She also leaves seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She had two sisters, Elizabeth Pender, Sandwich, Massachusetts and Dorothy I. Lindstrom, Millerstown, Pennsylvania.

In Her Life - She had two daughters -in- law; Judith Hodgkins of Pittsfield, Mass. and Laura Hodgkins of Bow, NH ; one son -in-law Frederick Gould of Plymouth, NH.She was predeceased by two sisters Jeanne E. Kershaw and Nancy Collignon

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, October 20, 11:00 Am at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Plymouth, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, PO Box 68, Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264

The Cremation Society in charge of arrangements.For more information go to
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