Claudia E. Hodges
1934 - 2017
Czelusniak Funeral Home
173 North Street
Northampton, MA
NORTHAMPTON - Claudia E. Hodges, 82, of Orchard Street, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Charlene Manor in Greenfield.

Born Jan. 18, 1934, in Longview, Washington, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Ella Mae (Griffith) Frodsham.

Claudia and her husband Jarvis C. Hodges moved to Northampton and Claudia worked for many years for the City of Northampton. She worked as a payroll manager for the Superintendent of Schools office and the city auditor's office from which she retired in 1989.

She was an active member of NARFE and served as treasurer for a number of years. Claudia was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and a longtime active member of the former St. Mary's Church serving on their bizarre committee and numerous other committees over the years. She loved spending time with her quilting group.

She was predeceased by her husband Jarvis Hodges, and nine brothers and five sisters. Claudia leaves behind her daughters Katherine M. (Hodges) Rarus and her husband John, and Karen J. (Hodges) Lafleche and her husband Donald, all of Florence; her son Steven W. Hodges and his family; her grandchildren Nathan Lafleche, Nicole Lafleche, Meghan (Lafleche) Blanchet and her husband Billy; great-grandchildren Caitlyn Lafleche, Lindsey Lafleche, Nicholas Rumrill, Michael Brissette, and Trinity Blanchet; her brother Lawrence Frodsham; sister-in-law Helen Hodges; brother-in-law Ronald Hodges and his wife Louise; and many nieces and nephews.

Her daughters would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Harvey Lederman, Dr. Steven Dipillo, Dr. Josephine Chou, Linda Manor Assisted Living, and Charlene Manor for their unending care, support and treatment during her extended illness, and also the Hospice of Franklin County.

A calling hour will be Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on King Street. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 264 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104.

To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to
Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 4, 2017.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Funeral services provided by:
Czelusniak Funeral Home
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

9 Entries
Love to all of you. Your mom was always bigger than life. She always made me smile and feel special. I will never forget the special cards she would send just letting me know how much I was loved. Well she was well loved and will be sorely missed! Love and God Bless
Deb Kerekes and family (Debbie Frodsham)
Deb Kerekes
January 8, 2017
Karen, Kathy and Steve I am so very sorry for your lose. Your Mom was an truly wonderful person to know. Please know that she will be greatly missed.
Kathy Prindle
January 6, 2017
Claudia was such a sweet and loving woman and while it has been years since I have seen her, I have very fond memories of her from visits to Northampton as a child. Thoughts, prayers, and my condolences to all of you.
Katelyn Dehey
January 5, 2017
Claudia It was a pleasure in knowing you all these years. rest in peace my dear.
Michael Brooks
January 4, 2017
My consolendences to all for the lost of a great lady. She was one of a kind and she will be missed. Take care. Terry Carr
Terry Carr
January 4, 2017
Aunt Claudia:
You will be deeply missed by all, Always so Kind caring and loving to all. So sad to see you go, but happy to know that you will be at peace and not suffering and will be up above with Gram, Uncle Jarvey and my dad Dick watching over us all. We will miss you xxoo
Deb Roldan
January 4, 2017
Kathy,Karen and Steve our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother .Chuck and Ronnie Dragon
January 4, 2017
Fly with the angels Gram. Forever in our hearts. Love always, Nicole and Nick
Nicole Lafleche
January 4, 2017
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 4, 2017
Showing 1 - 9 of 9 results