Elliot B. Dodge Sr., 99, of Manchester, beloved husband of the late Elinor (Young) Dodge, and father of the late Stephen M. Dodge, passed away at home on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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Elliot was born Jan. 6, 1914, in Chesterfield, Mass., son of the late Ernest L. and Ethel (Rhodes) Dodge, and had resided in Manchester of most of his life. He retired in 1979 after working for 40 years as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford. He enjoyed being outside gardening and doing woodworking.
Elliot is survived by a son, Elliot B. Dodge Jr., and his wife, Lynn, of Marlborough; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Dodge of Vernon; two sisters, Virginia Kirk of Chesterfield, Mass., Ruth Wetherell of Westfield, Mass.; four grandchildren, Cathleen Dodge, Daniel Dodge, Kori Anniballi and husband, Robert, and Matthew Dodge; two great-grandchildren, Edward and Michael Anniballi; a sister-in-law, Barbara King of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.
His family would like to thank all the nurses and caregivers who helped him over the past months.
Family services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
Watkins Funeral Home, Manchester, is in care of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Health Services, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from May 7 to May 12, 2013