Bruce Clark Hodgman went to join his son in Heaven on 12 January 2019 with his family by his side.
Bruce was born 28 May 1933 to Elmer E. and Frances Clark in Plattsburg, NY. In 1938 the family moved to Richford, VT. where Bruce attended school until graduation in 1951.
He was drafted into the Army in 1953 where he was on the Pistol Team excelling at that which became a lifetime hobby. In 1956 he was honorably discharged and on November 17, 1956 Bruce married Ann Bicknell. They made their home in Worcester, MA. There their first two daughters were born.
In their eagerness to return to Vermont. Bruce enrolled in college at UVM majoring in English with a minor in French. He also joined the UVM Rifle Team and earned a â€œLetterâ€. Daughter #3 was born in August 1962. He graduated in that year and became a French teacher at Bennington High School. He taught for 3 1/2 years. Their son was born during this time.
He, along with his wife, were offered the positions of Cottage Parents at Weeks School in Vergennes, Vermont. At the end of 3 years Bruce became Director of Residential Care. Bruce enjoyed vacationing with his family at the ocean and traveling.
In 1974 after the loss of their son Bruce and Ann bought Addison Four Corners Store. He along with help from his 3 daughters ran the store for several years. Suzie continued to work with Bruce until it was sold in 1994 and Bruce started his retirement.
For the next phase of their lives Bruce and Ann wintered in Arizona and visited all 50 states. Bruce leaves his wife of 62 years, Ann Bicknell Hodgman, his children Suzanne Hodsden (Lee), Sandra Hodgman, Donna Badore (George). Bruce also leaves 7 grandchildren; Ali (Jeff), Sarah (Antonio) , Tommy Lee (Lexie) and Jeb Hodsden; Travis Torrey, Jessica (Jon) and Chelsy (Reggie). He leaves 4 great grandchildren, Bryce, Hailey (Chelsy) and James, Evan (Jessica). He was predeceased by his son Daniel Edwin Hodgman, and by his parents, brother, sister, and 3 nieces.
Calling hours will be on Friday 18 January 2019 at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes from 5 to 7 p.m. Services will be at 2 PM Saturday 19 January at Addison Community Baptist Church at the corner of VT 22 A and VT 17W.
In lieu of flowers donation s may be made to the Addison Community Baptist Church, Janet Clark, Treasurer, 3968 VT. RTE 22A, Addison, VT 05491 or to Town Line First Response donations go to P.O. Box 82, Bridport, VT 05734. To send online condolences to his family please visit wwwbrownmcclayfuneralhomes.com