Norma L. Hodgdon

Cornish, N.H. — Norma L. Hodgdon, 79, a lifelong resident of Cornish, passed away Saturday evening, June 7, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Cornish following a five year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Cornish the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Lane) Burr. She received her schooling in Cornish and Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1952. She married Allie C. Hodgdon on July 1, 1952 in Newport, Vt. She worked as a homemaker until being employed at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor for 22 years until the plant closed in 1987. She most recently was employed at Timken Aerospace in Lebanon for 10 years until her retirement in 1997.

She was a member of the Cornish Garden Club. She was fond of sewing, gardening and making wedding cakes. She enjoyed watching birds and spending time with her family. She was a pleasant and kind person to be around with. Norma would want you to enjoy your days and be thankful for the simple things in life.

She was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Shirley Thornton.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Allie C. Hodgdon, currently a resident of the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, N.H.; one daughter, Jacalyn Thayer and her husband, Douglas of Cornish; one son, Dale Hodgdon and his companion, Wendy Thomas of Newport, N.H.; two grandchildren, Megan Martin of Ascutney, Vt. and Matthew Thayer of Cornish; one great-grandson, Maximus Martin of Ascutney; many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m. in the Childs Cemetery in Cornish. The Rev. Harold Dewey Jones, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Meriden will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornish Garden Club, c/o Audrey Jacquier at 21 Route 120, Cornish, NH 03745 or to the Cornish Rescue Squad at PO Box 235, Cornish Flat, NH 03746.

Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at