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New London - Bobby G. Hodges, 76, of Bank Street, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005 at Mariner at Pendleton in Mystic.

Mr. Hodges was born on March 24, 1929 in Littlefield, Texas, the son of Guy and Alice Martin Hodges.

He served in the U.S. Navy serving in Korea before being honorably discharged after 20 years of service as a chief boatswain mate, diver first class.

He was the owner of Ernie's Café on Bank Street for the last 33 years, a friend to everyone he met. He was a member of the Elks Club, Shriners, The Moose Club, VFW, The Polish-American Veteran's Club, The Navy League, Chamber of Commerce, Democratic Town Committee, "Old Bastard's Club", and was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Mr. Hodges is survived by his two sons, Robert Hodges, of New London and William Wydra, of Ledyard; his six daughters, Roxanna Ackerman, of Ohio, Lola Holden, of Illinois, Regina Seidel, of Oakdale, Glenna Hodges, of Oakdale, Ramona Hodges, of Niantic, and Chrysta Wydr, of Ledyard; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at 10 a.m. in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London. Interment will follow in Raymond Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will he held on Friday from 2 until 4 p.m. and again at 7 until 9 p.m. in the funeral home.

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Published in The Day on Oct. 19, 2005.
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October 25, 2005
Bobby,
God watched you as you suffered and knew you had your share. He gently closed your weary eyes and took you in his care God has you in
His keeping we have you in our hearts. Your memory is our keepsake
and with that we"ll never part. God
saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his armes around you and whispered,
"come with me". With tearfull eyes
we watched you surrender and saw You
fade away, although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard
working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
Love Always The Noble Family
Jim and Amy Noble
October 25, 2005
To the Hodges family: God Bless, and know that you are in our hearts.
Big Red
October 23, 2005
I knew Bobby for many years.He was always a very kind person.he was always ready to help folks out if they were in need.He will be greatly missed by all who had the chance to know him.
May his family find peace in the fact that he is now "serving" his friends in Heaven.May God bring you all His peace and comfort at this time.You all are in my prayers.
Val Workman
October 23, 2005
sorry to here about your loss. Bobby was a good friend of ours for many years. we spent many hours together. Mick & Rennie from the "Huns Mc""
Mickey & Rennie Gates
October 23, 2005
I KNEW BOB HODGES FOR ABOUT 35 YEARS AND I LOVED HIM VERY MUCH. I AM SO SORRY THAT I CAN'T COME HOME TO SAY GOODBYE. I KNOW HE IS NOW IN PARADISE AND THAT GOD HAS A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL BY HIS SIDE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY. GOD'S BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL.
Debs Bain
October 23, 2005
glenna and bobby so sorry to hear about your dad, he was a good friend in or out of his cage. I will miss his claw grip to the shoulder and his finger crunching handshake.New London will never be the same without Bob (aka ernie)My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Mike Pepas
October 22, 2005
bob
i lived in the shadows of many and the lights of few but you have lived in the lights of so many and the shadows of none you have brighten so many lives your time here and will always remain a bright beam of light for ever even from above missed afa laurie, mike and family to glenna ramona and robert and all other family members you are in my many prayers
laurie jones
October 22, 2005
I am so saddened to hear of Bobby Glen's passing. He was a great friend of nearly 30 years, and will be missed...'g'nite boss'...
Dela Lollis
October 21, 2005
Dear Glenna & Bobby
Sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great person & a lot more people should be like him & it would be a better place to live.I appreciated all the help that he gave me when needed & when he could. Thanks again & I'm sure that he will surely be missed. Thanks Bob & we all will miss you & Love you!
Jeff Mattingly
October 21, 2005
Dear Glenna, Bobby & Family.
Sorry to hear about Bob he was a great person & friend to us. He always made us laugh when we went to see him in the cage. He would always help people when he was able too. He had the best cherries & coke to drink too & fun games to play. So thank you for everything you ever gave to us & all the help you gave us too. We will always miss you too. We will Love You Always & Forever
Angela & Jeff Mattingly
October 20, 2005
DEAR GLENNA, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BOB'S PASSING AND I WANTED YOU TO KNOW I SEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY. BOB WAS A VERY GOOD MAN AND HE WAS ALWAYS SO KIND TO ME I WILL SURELY MISS HIM AND KEEP HIS MEMORY CLOSE TO MY HEART.....GOD BLESS YOU FROM DONNA SALLS (WAYNE'S WIFE)
DONNA SALLS
October 20, 2005
I will miss you. My prayers goes out to the family, May god keep you at peace.
Donna Salls
October 20, 2005
may u reast in peace, A person with a big heart has left us. May god be with u always. You will always be in my prayers
Debbie Norton
October 20, 2005
Bobby,
to qoute a song; memories are pressed between the pages of my mind. for your greiving family; may they feel the love, peace and laughter that i felt in your presence. i will talk to u in my dreams. peace my friend...
Bonnie Lanphear
October 20, 2005
Our hearts and prayers are with his family and close friends, and all who had the opportunity to meet him, at this heartbreaking time of loss. Bobby G. was a prince among men, always ready with a big broad smile and a great big bear hug. We feel blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing such a warm and wonderful man. He will always be remembered with laughter and tears for "The Good Times" we salute you.
Sharon, Dawn, Bonnie, and Robin
Sharon Hines
October 20, 2005
To the family of Bobby Hodges. My deepest sympathy. Bobby was a great friend to me. He will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to all of you.
Louise Swindell
October 19, 2005
sorry for your lost,bob was a great freind who help me thur rought times. i will see you sat, steve
steve nelson
October 19, 2005
Sleep well Bobby, a kinder more sincere person would be rare,thanks for being my friend... Till we meet again, John
John Devine
October 19, 2005
I never had the pleasure of meeting Bobby, but my friend, Jim Noble has told me what a great person he was and considered him a true friend.

My sincere sympathy to the Hodges family.
Ruby Allbritton
October 19, 2005
My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. Bill Hancock sends his condolences also. Bob will always have a special place in my heart. Love "Patty Cake" and Bill
pat lally
October 19, 2005
My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Bob will be sorely missed.

Gayle & Garvin
Gayle Brady
October 19, 2005
So sorry to hear about Bobby, he was and will always be in ours hearts, minds and prayers as will you all.
Tony Smith and I are praying for you all at this sadden time.

Bonnie
Bonnie Gordon
October 19, 2005
Bobby Hodge was a good soul. He went out of his way to help people who were on the fringes of society. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to all in his family.
John Hickey
October 19, 2005
Thank you Bob for all you did for me. I love you like a father. God Blass the faimly and much love to you all. I have alot of fun dacning in back of the bar when I work. Love you all.
Love Cheryl
Cheryl Foster
October 19, 2005
To The Children and Family Members of our Friend Bobby Hodges,

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Bobby. We know that it is a terrible shock when someone so close to you passes away. Bobby was loved by many and will be missed by all. Ron will especially miss those loving, back slapping greetings from Bobby at Ernie's Cafe.

We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and the hope that the kind words of your family and friends will make this difficult time a bit easier to bear.

Most sincerely,
Ron and Carol Cumberlander
10 Clover Drive
Coventry, RI 02816
Ron and Carol Cumberlander
October 19, 2005
I send my deepest sympathy to the family of Bob Hodges . Bob was a great freind of mine and i want to express my deepest sympathy to you all for the loss of a good man , father , grandad and friend to all. god bless
LULU PEPAS
October 19, 2005
Bobby Hodge was a very caring and kind person. He was loved by many people. We will all miss him although, we will always remember him.
Annette Anderson
October 19, 2005
i will miss you and never forget you,you will be always in my heart.
love neddy
neddy cortez
October 19, 2005
To the Hodges family,
I am so very sorry for your loss, This community is losing a very loved and respected man, He will truley be missed by many. God bless you all at this very sad time.
Theresa Mahmood
October 19, 2005
I am so sadden by the death of Bob. He was a very special person to me. Just two months ago I was able to see him, hug him and say to him I love you, I'm blessed for that. My prayers & love is entended to Glenda, Ramona & all the family.
Judith (Judy)
Judith Cruz
October 19, 2005
will keep you all in my prayers.we will miss you BOBBY.love Suzie
suzie limones
October 19, 2005
sorry to here about your dad.he was no doubt the realest person around. a wonderful and caring man im glad to say i knew him god bless garen
garen kenny
October 19, 2005
hi glena mona we are so sorry about your loss we loved bobby and we will miss him very much your friend dave and shelley dowden
dave n shelley dowden
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