Franklin Edward Hodson, Sr born January 7, 1922. Died December 11, 2006. You'll be missed Gramps. UPDATE: below is the obit that my uncle David wrote up. Franklin E. Hodson, age 84, or Wakefield, MA, died on Monday, December 11, 2006, at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham, MA. Frank was born in Medford, MA on January 8, 1922, to John and Jane (Gallagher) Hodson. A long-time resident of Stoneham, he graduated from Stoneham High School in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Navy in September, 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater until 1946 as a ship’s cook, Second Class. He was employed as a shipper for H.P. Hood and Sons from 1941 until 1984, retiring at age 62. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Eleanor (Ruggles) Hodson. He is also survived by a daughter and four sons: Jacqui Evans, and her husband Edward; Franklin Hodson, Jr., and his wife Winnie; John Hodson, and his wife Maureen; Randall Hodson, and his wife Ann; and David Hodson, and his wife Jennifer. He leaves behind ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Frank also leaves a sister, Ruby Fraser, and her husband John, of Reading, MA. He was preceded in death by another sister, Ruth Wellwood, and two brothers, John and Donald. He was a member of the Stoneham Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church. A Freemason for more than fifty years, Frank belonged to the King Cyrus Lodge in Reading, MA. At one time, he raised homing and fantail pigeons, as well as tumblers. Frank was a devoted gardener as well, spending hours in caring for his beloved plants. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Donations may be made in memory of Frank to Adventist Development & Relief Agency International at http://www.adra.org or to a charity of your choice. ******* Frank’s family would like to express their appreciation for the love and sympathy extended to them during this time of bereavement.