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Charles A. Hodgdon

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Norwich, Vt. — Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr., 65, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Lebanon, a son of Charles and Helen (Johnson) Hodgdon. Charlie attended schools in Norwich and graduated from Hanover High School before serving in Germany with the US Army during the Vietnam War. After returning from his service in the military, Charlie worked at various jobs in Norwich including working on the road crew with his father and driving truck for L.H. Cook. He then began working at the Norwich Inn in 1983 where he served in a variety of capacities until retiring recently to enjoy life and help others.

Charlie loved working and caring for the land his family had owned for generations. He will be fondly remembered as someone who was always looking to lend a helping hand to any friend or neighbor in need.

He was a past member of the Norwich Volunteer Fire Department, served on the Norwich Selectboard for seven years and was a member of Lyman Pell American Legion Post #8 in Norwich.

He is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Myrtle North, of Norwich; his daughter Nichole Childs of Enfield, N.H., and her son Phillip Charles Bushey; step-sons Russell North and his wife Bryony of White River Jct., Vt., and Douglas North of Lowell, Mass., as well as step-grandchildren Carlton, Cassandra, Carolyn and Cayley North.

Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. Thursday, Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be expressed to Charlie’s family in an online guestbook at

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 110 Main Street, Suite 203, Burlington, VT, 05401 or the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701.

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