Russell E. Hodgkins
Russell E. Hodgkins, 83 of Raymond NH, passed Tuesday January 19, 2021 at
Exeter Hospital following a brief illness.
Born in Essex on March 2, 1937, he was the son
of the late Evelyn and Douglas Hodgkins. Russell was raised in Essex and
attended Essex Public schools, graduating from Gloucester High School.
He was a longtime resident of Essex and member of First Congregational
Russell was well known. Throughout the years he had been employed as a
general contractor and oil delivery and burner service technician for
Bursaw Oil, Fox Hill Oil and the former David Comeau Heating of Ipswich.
During the 1980's he was the owner operator of the Rigger Lounge of
Gloucester. He was a kind and caring gentleman who never met a stranger.
He is survived by his longtime companion
Victoria St Louis of Exeter NH and her children Denise, Charles and
Jacqueline, his son Russell Hodgkins, Jr of Roanoke VA, daughters Deborah
Lawrence and her husband Mark of Roanoke, and Catherine Needham and her
husband Anthony of Tampa, FL. He also leaves grandchildren Alissa Julien,
Lacy Needham, Lexi Lawrence, Carter Lawrence and Casey Lawrence, several
great-grandchildren, and stepson Steve Grimes and his wife Charlotte. He
was predeceased by his sister Arlene Pizzo of Essex, and grandsons Justin
A graveside service in the Spring Street
Cemetery in Essex will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
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