Dover, NH: Elmer H. Dodge, 90, died Thursday March 22, 2012, at Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH after a long period of failing health.
Elmer was born in Hamilton, MA on April 19, 1921, the son of Lewis and Olive (Harranden) Dodge and prior to moving to Dover he was a resident of Rochester, NH since 1980, moving from Portsmouth, NH. Prior to his retirement he worked as a truck driver for Simplex Wire and Cable. He was a member of the Knights of Colombus in Rochester, and liked to read and do crossword puzzels. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther Gabrielle (Turgeon) Dodge.
Surviving members of the family include: two step-daughters, Suzanne Gagnon and Carmen Adams, both of Rochester, NH, one step-son, Dennis Dumais of Clearwater, FL, six step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. Friends and family are invited to gather at St. Martins Church of St. Ignatius Parish in Somersworth for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, followed by burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, also in Somersworth.