George Henry Hodge
LOWELL George Henry Hodge, 83, a lifelong Lowell resident, died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 5, 2009, at his home. He was a son of the late Charles N. and the late Nelly (Coburn) Hodge.
Born October 21, 1925, in Lowell, he was educated in the local schools, attending St. Peter’s Parochial School.
A lifelong Lowell resident, he worked as a musician throughout the area, and was a member of the Musician’s Union. He was a drummer and worked with several local bands as well as several Big Bands during the 1940’s and 1950’s in Lowell, playing at the Commodore Ballroom with Gene Krupa and Billie Holiday among others. For over twelve years, he volunteered as a ‘Maitre D’ for the Lowell Transitional Living Center and gave freely of his time to help others.
George outlived all his family members, as well as his companion for over fifty years, Mary Patricia ‘Patsy’ Corcoran and leaves behind many, many friends he made throughout his musician days and his volunteering.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS VISITATION 9 UNTIL 10 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY MORNING AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE FUNERAL HOME AT 10 A.M. BURIAL IN WESTLAWN CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO THE LOWELL TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER, 189 MIDDLESEX ST., LOWELL MA 01852. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM