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HUDSON FALLS — Rose M. Hodgkins, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 23, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Jan. 10, 1929 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Addiego and Julia (DeMonico) Giacobone.

Rose graduated from Hudson Falls Senior High School in 1947, and on June 17, 1951, she married Austin Walker Hodgkins of North Granville. Rose shared 47 and a half years of happiness with Austin, until his passing on Jan. 18, 1999.

For ten years, she was employed in the office at J.E. Sawyers in Glens Falls, retiring to raise her son.

Her faith was very important to her. Rose was very religious and said the rosary every day, sometimes even saying it two or three times a day. She also liked to pray for the souls in purgatory. Her favorite prayer was “Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls.” She felt very close to the Lord and also felt she was truly blessed.

Survivors include her son, Edward H. Hodgkins and wife, Michelle of Glens Falls; two grandchildren, Randy Hodgkins and his wife, Jessica of Comstock, and Kayla Gregory and her husband, Derek of Hudson Falls; her step-grandchildren, Carrie Smith, Derrick, Joseph and Anthony Burch; two great-grandchildren, Aiden Austin Hodgkins and Rilee Haven Hodgkins of Comstock; two sisters, Antoinette “Anne” Giacobone and Tresa Madonna, both of Hudson Falls; her brother-in-law, Leonard Hodgkins of Morehead City, North Carolina; and her nieces and nephew, Julie Madonna-Morris and her husband, Clayton of South Glens Falls, Donna Latimer of San Antonio, Texas, Rosemary Madonna-Swinton and her husband, Leslie of South Glens Falls, Lisa Pangburn and her husband, Glenn of Morehead City, North Carolina, and John Hodgkins and his wife, Sonia of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; great nieces Melissa Latimer and Juliana Morris; and her great nephew Michael V. Latimer.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at St. Mary's/St. Paul's church, on the park in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal, in St. Mary's Cemetery, in the town of Fort Edward, will take place in the spring.

Memorial donations in Rose's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Rose's family would like to give special thanks to Fort Hudson Health System, Homeward Bound and Hospice for their extremely kind and caring help they provided during this difficult time. They also would like to warmly thank all the special people who gave their time to assist so that the family could continue to go to their special functions (they know who they are!).

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.

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