Elaine J. Dodge, 85

Elaine Dodge

Elaine J. Dodge

LYNN, MASS. — Elaine J. Dodge, 85, of Lynn, Mass., died unexpectedly on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Salem Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Frederick H. Dodge, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Born in Portland, she was the daughter of the late Edna Mae Marden. She moved to Lynn as a young girl, attended Lynn schools, and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1945.

Mrs. Dodge was an insurance agent and founded her own company, the Elaine Dodge Insurance Company in Lynn, where she was president until she retired in 1995.

She was a member of the Central Congregational Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Longfellow Chapter in Portland, and Victory Chapter in Marblehead, Mass., where she is Past Worthy Matron, Past Deputy Grand Matron, and Grand Representative.

An avid knitter, she was famous for her Snoopy hats, which she knit for all of her loved grandchildren, as well as many a church fair. She was also known for calling bingo games on Tuesday nights!

She is survived by three sons, the Rev. David F. Dodge of Raymond, Dana M. Dodge of South Portland and Douglas W. Dodge of Burlington, Mass.; two brothers, Roger G. Black of Lynn and Ronald Black of Somersworth, N.H.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and longtime companion of Bill Stockbridge of Saugus, Mass.

Funeral services were held at Parker Funeral Home, 35 Franklin St., Lynn, Mass. Guest book at parkermemorialfuneralhome.com

Please make memorial donations in Elaine’s name to: The American Heart Association New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

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