Roy D. (Dave) Hodgman, 59, of Ludlow passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born August 7, 1956 in Brattleboro, VT., he was the son of the late Everett and Lillian (Fostyck) Hodgman. Dave grew up in Winchester and Hinsdale, NH and was a 1974 graduate of Thayer High School in Winchester, NH. He spent his early years working on the family dairy farm in Hinsdale, NH. Dave proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy where he learned his welding trade to become an exceptional welder and maintenance mechanic. After an honorable discharge in 1979 he returned to dairy farming for a few years, then concluding his comprehensive working career as a metal fabricator and maintenance mechanic for several area firms.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elaine (Lewison) Hodgman a son Nathan Hodgman and a daughter Samantha Hodgman, all of Ludlow, MA. Dave also leaves 2 brothers Donnie and Pete Hodgman both of Winchester, NH and a sister Kathy Nicholson and her husband Stephen of Swanzey, NH
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 4:30 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA. During this time we welcome and encourage you to share your memories or stories. The service will conclude with Military Honors. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
By Daves request, please dress casually but respectfully.