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Doreen M. Hodges, 94

MEREDITH — Doreen M. (Fitzpatrick) Hodges, 94, of 153 Parade Road and formerly of Ridgewood Avenue, Gilford, died at Forestview Manor on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Mrs. Hodges was born May 23, 1919 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Mary (McAuley) Fitzpatrick.
Mrs. Hodges was a long resident of the Lakes Region. She was a registered nurse and had been employed at the Laconia Clinic for many years.
Mrs. Hodges was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church. She loved her family and was a devoted grandmother. She loved music, birdfeeding and her gardens and was an avid reader.
Survivors include two sons, Michael L. Hodges of Amherst, Mass. and Stephen G. Hodges and his wife, Patricia Dobbs Hodges, of Gilford; a daughter, Pamela Woodhead, of Yarmouth, Maine; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one nephew. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hodges was predeceased by her husband, Clifford O. Hodges, in 2006 and by two brothers, Jack Fitzpatrick and Haven Fitzpatrick.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that donations in Mrs. Hodges' memory be made to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312 for a nursing scholarship.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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