Pauline Frances Hodgkins

Born: Fri., Nov. 20, 1925
Died: Fri., May 5, 2017

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 10, 2017
Location: Woodlawn Cemetery

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Pauline Frances Hodgkins, November 20,1925 – May 5,2015.

Polly passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 at a Portland Hospital, she was 91. Polly was born in Westbrook, ME the daughter of the late Charles Henry Hodgkins and Ruth Elinor Smith Hodgkins. She graduated from Westbrook High School and went on to Northeastern Business School where she majored in accounting.

            Polly had a long and varied career in the insurance and banking fields in Portland. She worked for the original Martin’s (now Hannaford) in the accounting department. She then worked for Northwestern Mutual Insurance as a bookkeeper. She worked also at Maine National Bank, Mutual Benefit Life, and ended her career at Morse, Payson & Noyes.

            She joined Westbrook Warren Church and was still a member of Westbrook Warren Congregational Church at the time of her death. She was a past member of the Rainbow Girls and Eastern Star (Mizpah) now Cornerstone. She was a member of Westbrook Historical Society, and Chopin Club of Westbrook. She was a former Commissioner of Westbrook Housing Authority representing Larrabee Village in Westbrook. She loved playing Beano, knitting and reading.

            She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Charles Richard Hodgkins, and her brother in law Merle Usher. She is survived by her sister Janice Hodgkins Usher, her niece Karen Usher, Nephews Raymond Usher, and Steven Usher and his wife Chrissy Taylor, all of Westbrook.

            A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday May 10th, at 11am at Woodlawn Cemetery. Her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Maine Medical Center, and the Westbrook Fire and EMT’s and staff at Larrabee Village for their care of Polly. To express online condolences please go to

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Sandy Bernier
   Posted Mon May 08, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed Polly over the years. I first met Polly as a young women working in Portland. She worked with a good friend of mine and I would occasionally visit them and enjoy lunch together. Many years later I worked at Westbrook Housing as the afternoon receptionist. I was so thrilled and excited to see Polly stroll up to my window. We chatted and got caught up and I looked forward to her visits. Polly was a treasure!

Linda Furrow
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
With sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. God bless and comfort you.

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