John 'Mike' Hodgson Sr., skilled in construction

July 14, 2014

John Michael "Mike" Hodgson Sr. passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital, Monday July 7, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born to the late Charles and Sarah (Veasey) Hodgson.

He was skilled in all phases of construction, specializing in masonry. He was retired from AP Croll & Sons Inc. He enjoyed fishing, crabbing, playing cards, pool, slots and riding with his many friends. He was a member of the American Legion and BCA Pool League where he received many trophies and awards.

He was preceded in death by sisters Sara Matarese and Patricia Simmons; and a brother Thomas. He is survived by a son John (Laura), brothers Charles (Marjorie), Fred and Philip; sisters Margaret Durnan (Fritz), Jeannie Malice (late Thomas) and Nancy Parker (Thomas); four grandchildren, Justin, Sarah, Hunter and John Ill.; many nieces, nephews, additional family members and friends. He will be dearly missed by all.

A public Celebration of Life service will be held at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Sunday, July 20, at 11 a.m. Internment is private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations for final expenses or to The Gift of Life Donor Program in Mike's name at

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