Jeannette Rule Hodgson
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 21, 1929
  • Date of passing: Sep 27, 2013
Let the memory of Jeannette be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jeannette Hodgson, 84, born on August 21, 1929 and passed away on September 27, 2013. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Madelaine Pilpel on 27th September 2014

"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.
Madelaine Pilpel"

This tribute was added by Kim Nichols on 4th September 2014

"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"

This tribute was added by izraeli Ruth on 17th October 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Delia Wheatley-Murphy on 15th October 2013

""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"."

This tribute was added by keiko spade on 7th October 2013

"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.

O God,
We will certainly live
Carrying on Jonnie’s wishes.
Pease watch over us
Please guide us.

Keiko and Bill Spade
Mikael, Ariel & Gabriel Spade"

This tribute was added by keiko spade on 7th October 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by keiko spade on 7th October 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by keiko spade on 7th October 2013

"Jonnie has
Lived her life
As your child.
During difficult times
During painful times
Sad 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.
Please support
As a soul
So that she may go where she should go
And do what she should do
And live a new life
There again."

This tribute was added by keiko spade on 7th October 2013

"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.

Please guide
With deep compassion
Who has parted from her physical body and has become a spirit."

This tribute was added by keiko spade on 7th October 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Charlotte Watt on 7th October 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Betty Rule on 5th October 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by luke robinson on 3rd October 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Madelaine Pilpel on 3rd October 2013

"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."

This tribute was added by Landon R on 3rd October 2013

"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"

This tribute was added by Holly Edelstein on 2nd October 2013

""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.""

This tribute was added by Melissa Chenault on 2nd October 2013

"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/"

This tribute was added by Deborah Disch on 1st October 2013

"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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