Etta L. Hodsdon

LEWISTON — Etta L. Hodsdon, 79, of Minot, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at Central Maine Medical Center.

Born in Old Town on July 24, 1932, she was the daughter of George and Etta Young Drake. Educated in Old Town schools, she was a graduate of Old Town High School, Class of 1950. On Dec. 27, 1951, she married Erwin Hodsdon, her loving husband of the past 60 years. Together, they owned and operated Metal Specialties Inc. of Auburn for many years. An avid lifelong reader, she loved to be home by the fire on a cold day, to watch and feed birds, and wintering with her husband in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Survivors include her husband of Minot; a son, Mark of Auburn; two daughters, Sherry Miller of Sebago and Judith Signer of Smith Station, Ala.; a sister, Mary Drake Ellis of Alton; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, George “Georgie” Drake; and a sister, Madeline Drake Dutton.
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Visitation and a prayer service were held at Albert & Burpee Funeral Home on Wednesday. Interment will be at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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