Margaret A. Hodge, 76, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Margaret A. Hodge, 76, Watertown, wife of Thomas Hodge, passed away Thursday morning, April 25, 2019, at her home under the care of Hospice with her family at her side.

A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at the Eagles Club, outer Washington Street, town of Watertown, on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 2 p.m.

Margaret was born January 21, 1943 in Massena, NY, a daughter to James and Clara Crane Howland.  Margaret owned and operated the Aldemar Restaurant on Public Square with her sister May Kay for many years.  She later was a bartender and waitress at the Eagles Club in Watertown.

Margaret married Thomas Hodge September 28, 1992. She was previously married to Melvin Bray.

Margaret was a 3-time past president of the Eagles Club and a member of the Black River American Legion.

She is survived by her husband Thomas; her sons David (Cathy) Bray and Darrin Bray (Cris Wood), all of Vermont, Daniel Bray (Patti Mothersell), Adams; her step children Thomas (Joann) Hodge, Jr., Watertown, Kim Brislan, Philadelphia, NY, Timothy Hodge, Rochester; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Bray and Donna (John) Lee, all of Watertown; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers James, Robert, Raymond and Billy Howland and two sisters, Mary Kay Howland and Laura Howland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY  13601.

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