- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 21, 1929
- Date of passing: Sep 27, 2013
|Let the memory of Jeannette be with us forever|
"Jonnie is always in my heart everyday. Her pictures are all over the staff lounge at Port Chester Head Start. I like feeling her presence there. Jonnie was a special person and a gift to PCHS. May her memory be a blessing to us all.
"Ant Jonnie was a great cousin and alot of fun to be with. She will be missed more than she knows. Love Kim Klitgaard Nichols and Martha Klitgaard"
"I had the pleasure of knowing Jonny's street for almost 20 years. I remember the first year we had a neighborhood block party in her backyard. Hosting the party was generous, but she also made a huge Chinese coleslaw that I still make and get compliments for.
Her life was a beautiful testament to her strength, generosity and purpose."
""Sweet Lil Jonnie", that will be the name for my peppermint tea leaves that you gave me that comes up every year, so I'll never forget you....The smile and song that you always would sing "Delia" to me, will always keep a smile whenever I think of Jonnie"."
"Please continue to encourage us strongly.
Please continue to spur us on vigorously.
Please continue to call to us
So that our souls do not indulge in sleep
Nor boast or become arrogant.
We will certainly live
Carrying on Jonnie’s wishes.
Pease watch over us
Please guide us.
Keiko and Bill Spade
Mikael, Ariel & Gabriel Spade"
"Which is filled with the light of love and compassion.
You lived well.
You walked along the path well.
We will never forget you.
As a friend of our hearts,
As an eternal friend,
We will engrave you deep in our souls.
Until you are born again in this world
As a soul to cultivate the earth,
Please continue to warmly watch over those of us
Who live in this world."
"Please continue to give light to Jonnie without ceasing
So that she may be able to look at and reflect back on
All her thoughts, words and actions
During her life
So that she can serve as means to absolute harmony.
May she forgive herself and forgive others
And awaken to the fact that all are already forgiven.
May Jonnie receive eternal rest
In the homeland of the soul"
Lived her life
As your child.
During difficult times
During painful times
And in state of confusion
Has sought for light
Has sought true peace of mind
And has sought for the place where she should go.
As a soul
So that she may go where she should go
And do what she should do
And live a new life
"We would like to share this prayer by Keiko Takahashi:
O God, The Creator of the Universe and O Divine Spirit,
Please warmly receive Jonnie Hodgson
Who has parted from her physical body and has become a spirit.
With deep compassion
Who has parted from her physical body and has become a spirit."
"Jonnie has been one of the most compassionate and unconditionally loving persons we have met at the First Congregational Church in Chappaqua. Jonnie was the 4th grade Sunday School teacher for all 3 of our now adult children, and we appreciate the love and light she shared with them.
In 2000, our youngest son, Gabriel, had just joined the Elementary Strings of the Greater Westchester Youth Orche"
"When I was recovering from a fall, Jonnie appeared at my door with a bag of 10 pints of Hagen Daz ice cream all different flavors. Why so
many? I asked. "I didn't know what flavor you liked" Jonnie answered.
What a generous lady both in time and spirit. She will be sorely missed."
"Jonnie was a faithful Saturday afternoon visitor to see "Brother." She was rarely ever available for dinner but the afternoon was for Brother! She was a devoted teacher and guide for "Head Start." Her "raison d' etre" in life was sharing, giving & making others happy. She survived many tragedies in her life with dignity & grace. The world will be less bright without her flame."
"Im not sure what to think about a web based memorial but I know what i think of Aunt J. giving, funny, erasable and every inch a Rule. She was house mom to so many Omena adventures and I honestly dont remember her ever being upset with me. remarkable. Maybe she wasn't paying attention. I loved her, my wife loved her, my kids loved her, hell, I think my dog loved her too! A+Aunt, love Lukey"
"Jonnie was Miss Sunshine. She always had a sunny disposition and a sweet smile. At Port Chester Head Start she was an excellent children's disability specialist always understanding the children's issues and needs. With her friend Vickie, Jonnie did educational workshops for our parents. At holidays Jonnie always brought in cookies, candies and flowers which raised the staff's spirits."
"Just wanted to share a fun memory of Aunt Jonnie. We were a team at the poker tournament at the last family reunion. Turns out that despite her advanced age she was more astute a poker player than I was (although I was enjoying some cocktails). I remember her repeating over and over "I think ______ is bluffing but I just can't read that Robert Cromartie, he's a wild card!" Love & respect"
""I began working at Port Chester Head Start in 1992. Jonnie and I became fast friends. Jonnie always was the 'celebration organizer.' Celebrations always had Jonnie's special seasonal flower arrangements and upside down pineapple cake(my favorite). She will be missed and fondly remembered.""
"the first summer I rented a house in Omena Jonnie lived next door to me and she reached out to my family and brought us into the Omena
Community. We have made many more friends in Omena over the years. and have had a home since 1980. All because Jonnie reached out to me as a new summer resident. She introduced me to the Cones another set of great friends/"
"A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 27 at noon at the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua. A memorial service will also be held in Omena, MI in the summer of 2014. Contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua, the Omena Presbyterian Church, the Omena Historical Society, SERRV International, or Heifer International."
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