Betty J. Dodge, obituary

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:30am

THOMASTON — Betty J. Dodge, 76, died peacefully, after talking with all of her beloved family, Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Born May 16, 1945 in South Thomaston, she was raised by her mother, Ina M. Mahonen Aube.

Betty grew up in Rockland, attending school there, graduating from Rockland High School in 1963.

Betty married the love of her life, Clinton B. Dodge in Rockland in 1967. Together they raised 3 boys, Jonathan, Toby and Clinton ‘Tiny’, Jr.

A hard worker her entire life, Betty has held several positions over the years. For many years she was employed at School House Toggs and later Van baalens. When her children were younger she worked at Willow Street Donuts, always making sure they had a donut or two on their way to school. Later she began employment for Clothes Care and then at Bishop’s Laundromat. Betty poured her heart and soul into her work at the laundromat. She made many lasting friendships with her customers and co-workers, many who remained close friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with Evelyn and Rose.

When she wasn’t busy working, Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Yahtzee and completing coloring books. She was an accomplished crafter, making many beautiful works with crocheting and sewing. She loved to unwind by watching TV, as long as it was on the Food Network!

Betty will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Clinton B. Dodge, Sr. in 1991, her sister Patricia “Pat” Crockett and a brother Joseph ‘Butch’ Aube; Betty is survived by her children, Jonathan Dodge and his companion January Peavey of Cushing and Warren; Toby Dodge and his wife Susan of Thomaston, Clinton “Tiny” Dodge and his wife Bea of Rockland; her sister, Cheryl “Nana” Aube of Waldoboro; her grandchildren, Jorja C. Dodge, Jessica Lando and her husband Sean, Tessa Turner and her husband Richard, Sarah Boivin and her companion Devin Hill, Brooke Dodge, Clinton B. Dodge, III and his partner Courtney, Laura Dodge; six great-grandchildren, Cody, Olivia, Hailey, Osmond, Olden and Lindsey; as well as her nieces and nephews including, Saxon whom she thought of as a daughter, Donna, Debbie, Robbie, Donnie and DeeDee.

Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

A graveside celebration of her life will be announced in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the either the, Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104; or Garry Owen Motorcycle Club, 3393 Heald Highway, Union, ME 04862.

To share a memory or condolence with Betty’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at