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David Ronald Hodgdon,

    David Ronald Hodgdon, of Hopedale, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2020, surrounded by family and listening to U2, his favorite band. His death came just weeks before he was to turn 45, and almost a year after his diagnosis with gallbladder cancer. David was a 1993 graduate of Foxborough High School and a 1997 graduate of Ithaca College. Dave had a gift for building significant relationships and inspiring those around him to live their lives with as much passion, integrity, humor, and mischief as he did. His friends and family will forever treasure his legacy of optimism and strength.               

     In all things, Dave led with his heart. He married his high school sweetheart Lisa (DeWolf) Hodgdon in 2000 and quickly settled into the community of Hopedale. True soulmates, Dave and Lisa shared a mutual love of nature, skiing, cuisine, music, and, most of all, raising their three children, Madeline, Leah, and Teddy, to be as kind, generous and principled as themselves. They are active parishoners at Sacred Heart Parish in Hopedale and dedicated to many community and school organizations.               

     While Dave treated every day as an opportunity for adventure, he especially loved planning vacations and traveling. After a childhood of road trips and visits to Florida, Dave took his travel to the next level as an adult by studying abroad in London, backpacking through Europe, driving to the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, scuba diving in Aruba, and camping, skiing, and rafting throughout the Northeast. Dave and Lisa shared this love of exploration with their children at every available moment, bringing them everywhere from Washington DC to New York City, Costa Rica and Mexico. As his health worsened, Dave chose to spend his precious time and energy returning to the beaches of Tulum, Mexico, just weeks ago, where the family enjoyed a week of sun, sand and being together.               

     Professionally, Dave’s gift for empathy led him to pursue careers in marketing and restaurant management before finding his true calling in residential real estate. Dave loved the stories of families trying to find their new homes, and he treated each client like members of his own family. For Dave, each transaction was personal, as was everything he did.              

      In addition to his wife and children, Dave is survived by his parents Susan and Ronald Hodgdon of Foxboro, and his siblings Matthew and his wife Sandra Hodgdon of Holliston, Tom and his wife Sonya Hodgdon of Chalfont, Pennsylvania, and Kate and her husband Ruchir Shah of Southborough, as well as nine nieces and nephews and countless friends.               

     Calling hours will be held at Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home in Milford, Massachusetts, from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on at 10 am on Thursday, February 20 at Sacred Heart Parish in Hopedale. His burial will follow in the Hopedale Village Cemetery in Hopedale Ma.

     In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of David Hodgdon to support cancer research and patient care. Gifts may be sent to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA02284 or online at

    Dave would want all of us to live each day as he did: with passion, faith, and kindness.

Guest Book

We are so sad that we found out Dave Hodgdon died. Dont be sad because that was a celebration because he wasn´t suffering anymore.
CJ Guido

Lisa So sorry to hear about your husband. My prayers are with you and the kids. Wishing you the love of friends and family to support you in this time of need.
Diane R. Petit

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Amy Souls

Though I didn’t know Dave or your family, I send my love and blessings to you all. May the beauty of his life and your wonderful memories comfort you.
Debra and Jay McGonnell

Lisa, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I can't imagine how hard this must be. Wishing you and your family all the support and love you need.
Greg Lee

Dear Sue, Ron, Lisa and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. Much love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Bob and Barbara Sivco

I am so very sorry for your loss 💖
The Bacon Family

Dave made a lasting impression with everyone he met. I worked with Dave at Alta Strada in Wellesley many years ago and so clearly remember his beam of sunshine personality. Always talking about his family, making everyone laugh, giving great advice, and brightening the mood. He has been in my thoughts quite often the past year, and am reminded now that the candle that burns twice as bright really does burn half as long. Sending all my love to Dave’s family and everyone else scattered around the planet that knew him as we grieve together.
Katherine McCormick

Lisa there are no words to express my sympathies to you and your family. It was so heartwarming to read the beautiful tribute to Dave, he was an amazing man. Please know you have friends who care and are here for you and your family .. sending love and my thoughts and prayers to you and your beautiful family Wendy Ricard❤️😘
Wendy Ricard

My prayers go out to David's wife and children, and to his sister Kate, who was my daughter's Spanish teacher. David was not only a kind and friendly person, but a strong library supporter and involved community member as well. Hopedale has lost a gem! I was so saddened to hear of his passing!
Robyn York/Bancroft Memorial Library

When I moved to MA from UT I got a job at Alta Strada. That was my first job here in the commonwealth. I worked with David, and he was always an amazing and very friendly person. It broke my heart when I saw that photo Robert posted with him today! I was literally thinking abt him yesterday, this is so weird. Out of all people, I thought abt him and today I see this. I’m devastated. I know how good of a man he was. Loved his family so much. Passionate for everything he did. My condolences to the whole family. I’ll pray for everyone and be sure that his soul will always stay within us as well as his legacy, his smile, and all good moments we all shared.
Vinny Almeida

We are so saddened by the loss of David. He will forever be remembered in our home because he helped us purchase our first home. He was the truest and most genuine person. He saw to all the details and even right down to blessing our home with the most thoughtful gift. He knew there was fresh mint in the garden out back and he gave me all the fixings to make Mojitos, his favorite drink. He was just that kind of guy who knew how to see small details and turn them into meaningful gestures. May he Rest In Peace.
Jennifer & Tristan Hay

It was only four years ago that Dave sold our Hopedale house for us, he was always honest and caring and loved to spend time with his incredible family! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Laura and Paul Manning

Sending prayers to Lisa and the whole family. Love from Joanne and the Puckett’s.
Joanne Hurley

I met Dave on his very first real estate transaction. He was so full of excitement to start his new career in real estate, so eager to learn all the ins and outs, and I was so happy that he came to our office. Teddy was his side kick until he got into school and I always made sure there were lollypops in my candy dish for Teddy and of course he always brought some home for Maddie and Leah - that's just the type of family they are. - always thinking of each other. My heart breaks for you all but I know that your strength, faith and love will help carry you through this devastating time. You're all in my heart and prayers.
Jan Drapeau

To Lisa, Maddie, Leah, Teddy, Ron, Sue, Matt, Sandra, Tom, Sonya, Kate, Ruchir, the many nieces and nephews, and all of Dave's closest family and friends, There are no words to express the pain and sadness we feel for you. Dave was such an energetic, positive presence. He lit up every room and took care of everyone around him. No one can rival his Jon Bon Jovi impression. We hope you can reflect on all the positive memories during this incredibly difficult time. You are all in our prayers and we are sending you big hugs.
With love, Shawna and Chip Marino

To the Hodgdon Family, My husband and I both worked with Dave throughout the years at Bertuccis. I have many great memories of him as a boss and friend. His positive attitude and great sense of humor were infectious. I will always remember him being a truly good human who gave his all to those around him. I especially remember him telling me many great stories about his family. I am so very sorry for this immense loss.
Brenna and Emilio Hernandez

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing I so enjoyed our talks about real estate and the our views of the local market He will be missed God bless John Morte
John Morte

I can’t believe this loss. I worked with Dave at Alta Strada and he would sincerely brighten my day every time we worked together. He was such a funny, positive human being and someone who I aspire to be like. He brightened the room with his smile and laughter. This world will miss you. ♥️♥️♥️♥️ prayers to family.

I am very sorry for your loss Lisa, Ron, Sue, Kate, Madeline, Leah, and Teddy and the entire Hodgdon family. I always appreciated Thanksgivings with Dave and his animated story telling. He truly lived life to the fullest. I'll miss you Dave.
Munjal Shah

I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. He was one of the friendliest, kindest people I have ever known. His great love for his family was obvious. It was always a pleasure to see him come in to the library with Maddie, Leah and Teddie. He will be sorely missed. I wish you all shalom....peace.
Elaine Kraimer

I have been trying to find the words and I just can’t. Our family is deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. In a short time of knowing Dave, we shared a lot of laughs and fond memories. One of the bravest men I have had then honor, privilege, and pleasure of knowing. May God help ease your grieve and comfort you.
The Russo Family

Lisa, Ron, Sue, Kate and everyone in Hodgdon family, It’s difficult to put in words the sadness we feel due to Dave’s passing away. We share your loss and grief. I vividly remember how enthusiastically Dave captured the hearts of all guests in Ruchir and Kate wedding reception and how graciously Lisa and Dave welcomed us at their home during Thanksgiving holidays. He will be missed and we will cherish all memories we have about Dave. Our hearts goes out to all of you. With deepest sympathy, Chetan and Hina Shah
Chetan and Hina Shah

Dear Lisa, There are no words. With deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers for you, your children and family.
Corine Minkle

Bless your family and Dave's memory. How sad for our world to have lost such a wonderful person. With deepest sympathy, Jim and Nancy Verdolino
Nancy Verdolino

It was my distinct pleasure to have David represent my Company. He was an eager learner and always strived to what was right by his clients. More importantly he always found a way to go above and beyond to make each transaction special for his very lucky clients. That was the work side of David. The personal side was that I loved him as if he were my son. His humor was easy his friendship genuine. The world lost a special human when we lost David. I was so very lucky to have him in my life. My solace is found knowing that Maddie, Leah and Teddy will be his echo. Lisa, my heart goes out to you and the family. This one hurts hard. ❤️
Judy Leonelli

Dear Hodgdon Family, May God bless and comfort you and your during this difficult period; please accept our sincere condolences.
The Rodriguez Family

To Lisa and the Hodgdon family our deepest sympathy to you with your loss of David. I will always remember him for his huge smile. Many prayers coming your way in the coming days and months. Debbie, Mike Stewart and Michael DeBlois
Debbie Stewart

I had the pleasure of working with Dave years ago at the Needham Bertucci’s. I was always amazed at his positivity and ability to see the bright side of everything with a fun sense of humor. Although we had lost touch through the years, I was following his update posts and keeping him and his family in my prayers and am so sorry to hear of his passing. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul.
Shawn Slobe, Houston

Ron, Sue, Nina and all of your families and extended family, you are truly the meaning of togetherness and love of family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of David. It's so difficult to understand the loss of a child. May God comfort you.
Doug and Karen Ritter

Lisa, I am not sure I could ever find the right words. Dave was kind, friendly, and, my favorite, sarcastically funny. We shared many laughs. He was a pleasure to know. I cannot imagine how much he will be missed by all who knew him. A great Dad for sure! Please know our love and prayers are with you all. ♡ The Fairhurst Family
Jill Fairhurst

So Sorry for your Loss. Prayers and love sent to all.
Kim Penney Raymond

Hodgdon Family, We share in your grief and in your love for a man who was much larger than life. I will miss his infectious laugh, his jokes and his shoulder that ,even a thousand miles away, was always there for me to lean on. I will hold all of you and our 25 years of memories close to my heart. Sending much love and prayers across the miles until I can be there in person.
Love, Rushina

I always knew the Hodgdon family as we have daughters the same age but I got to know David the most while working on a real estate transaction together almost 2 years ago. He was a pleasure to work with and we both hoped we would do another some day. The real estate community has lost a great agent. I am so sorry for Lisa and the kids. Sending prayers.
Sara Pellegrini

Dear Lisa and family, I am so saddened and heart broken over the loss of David. He was an incredible person and a ray of sunshine with his sparkling personality and smile. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know him as a friend and business associate for the past several years. He made everyone around him feel important and special. Heaven has a new angel to look down on all of you at this time of great sorrow. Keeping you, your children and family in our thoughts and prayers always. Love, Lori and Don Koller and Family
Lori andDon Koller and Family

We are so sorry to hear about this terrible loss. The Beesley’s are sending our sincere condolences and sympathy to all of you. Sending our thoughts and prayers!!!
Anouk and Chad BEESLEY

We send our sincerest sympathies. We pray for strength and grace. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
Greta and Nick

Lisa and family, So very sorry to hear of your sad loss! May you find peace in the memories and love❤️ God bless and take care of you and your children 😘
Amanda Mahoney

David’s infectious personality, big heart, and even bigger smile will be sorely missed by all lucky enough to call him a friend! The Machado family is sending our deepest sympathy for your family’s loss along with our love and support. David’s kind heart, work ethic, and zest for life will be felt in this family for generations to come. ❤️
Machado Family

Hodgdons, Words can not describe the sense of loss we share with you. We are honored to call him one of our best friends for 25 plus years. Dave would love the fact that, even in passing, he has brought us all closer together - just as he did in life. We love you and will see you soon! God Bless! The Geisers
Andrew and Hollee Geiser

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Lisa, your kids, and all the Hodgdons. David seemed to bring life and happiness to all he touched. I still laugh when remembering his Karaoke performances. He always went all out in everything he did. Love to all.
Jim and Amy Bourne

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you Lisa, Maddie, Leah and Teddy. 💙
Suzanne and Alyssa MacNeil

To Kate Hodgdon and family, I am so sorry to learn of your brother Dave’s passing. He battled his illness heroically. I was touched learning that he spent his final days in Tulum as that was where I lost my husband years ago(Akumal) . I know how magical the place is, even at such a sad time. May Gods love embrace you and heal your broken hearts.
Joan Kiefner , Seattle WA

So sorry to hear of this fine young mans passing . Our sympathy to Lisa ,children and family
Patsy and Bobby Daniels

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