Isabelle Elizabeth Aranosian Hodgson
1922 - 2021
Waters Funeral Home - Concord
Concord, NH
Isabelle Elizabeth Aranosian Hodgson


Isabelle Elizabeth Aranosian Hodgson of Bow, NH passed away peacefully on November 22, 2021, at the age of 99. Born on June 3, 1922, in Concord, NH she was the daughter of Oscar and Mary Aranosian. She is predeceased by her late husband, Joseph Hodgson, who was the one and only love of her life and her sister (Gladys Hayes). She is survived by her sister (Margaret Gattis) and brother (John Aranosian), her nephew and wife (Floyd & Suzanne Hayes), her nieces (Mary Austin, Catherine Aranosian and Mary Aranosian), her five jewels (Justin Hayes, Savannah Hayes, Benjamin Blakeslee, Brianna Austin and Zachary Austin) and many cousins in Massachusetts and Canada.

Known as "Auntie B" to most who knew her, she was a family first person who enjoyed hosting family gatherings and reunions. She was extremely proud of her Armenian heritage and was a long time supporter of several Armenian causes such as the Armenian Church in Haverhill, Mass, The Armenian Missionary Association of America, The Armenian Assembly of America, The Armenian Tree Project, The American University of Armenia and The Armenian Mirror Spectator. If there was an Armenian cause that needed support she was always willing to help.

In addition to being a family first person, she was also a very successful business owner. Fresh out of high school she joined her mom and dad in the family business. She worked in the family business right up to her early 90's as President of the company. Known in the business community as being very assertive with a sharp business mind she led the company with her siblings for over 60 plus years. She enjoyed her work and was very fond of her employees.

She also enjoyed traveling especially to Armenia. She was a member of the Concord Zonta club and N.H. Republican party. She also supported and donated her time to many community causes. Her favorite hobby was cooking for her family with her signature dish being "Aunt B's Penne Pasta". She was also an avid gardener, enjoyed reading books and spending time at Lake Winnipesauke. All who knew Aunt B came away with an appreciation for her spunkiness and sincere kindness. She touched so many lives in a great way.

There will be no calling hours. A private burial service will take place a Blossom Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to a project close to Auntie B's heart. Please make any donations to "The Armenian Tree Project" on their website at with the memo Isabelle Hodgson.
Published by Concord Monitor on Nov. 28, 2021.
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So sorry to learn of your sister´s passing John . Deepest condolences
Paula Tsiatsios Pierce
November 28, 2021
God bless her soul and sincere condolences to the Hodgson and Aranosian Families .
Paula Tsiatsios Pierce
November 28, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all the Aranosian family. William Upton
William Upton
November 28, 2021
Margaret and John, Sorry to hear about Isabelle's passing. Her life was a full and interesting one. You chose the appropriate word when you said "assertive". Each time I pass it by I remember as a child being inside your parents home and having great food being among such interesting people. Margaret one of my fondest childhood memories is when you would visit us at night and buy my childhood "artwork". There are so few of that great Armenian generation left. RIP Isabelle.
Greg Barrett
November 28, 2021
Thinking of family at this time.sorry for the lost a very special women!
Dave&texene Maynard
November 28, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 25, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
The Entire Staff of Waters Funeral Home
November 28, 2021
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