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GEORGETOWN, MA: We are heartbroken in announcing the passing of Laurie Beth [Condon] Hodges on December 6, 2015. She passed while surrounded by family and loved ones after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. A loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and teacher, she spent her life serving others and always putting the needs of others ahead of her own, even as she faced a long, uphill battle, fighting her cancer in order to make lasting memories with her family.

Laurie was born and raised in Georgetown, Mass., where she excelled on the athletic field and in the classroom. She went on to continue excelling in the classroom at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., and as a two-sport athlete in soccer and basketball. Gordon is where she met her future husband Ben.

Laurie was a passionate, energetic, and empathetic middle school math teacher at Doherty Middle School in Andover, where she retired in 2013 to focus on her treatment and family.

Laurie spent many summers vacationing with family and friends on the Cape, including frequent visits to Nantucket, where she loved playing on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Laurie’s greatest gifts were her children, whom she loved more than words could ever describe.

Laurie Hodges is survived by her devoted husband of 15 years, Ben Hodges; her three beautiful children, Bryce (8), Brynn (6), and Brylee (3); her loving parents, Paulette and John Condon; her brother, Jim Condon and sister-in-law, Sabrina Condon; her sister, Leslie Condon; her grandmother, Lorraine Roy McCarthy; and countless other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are kindly welcome to visitation on Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m., in the Mackey Funeral Home, 128 South Main Street, Middleton, MA. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m., in the Topsfield Congregational Church, 9 E. Common Street, Topsfield. Burial to follow at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover. In lieu of flowers, a fund will be set up called the Laurie Beth Condon Hodges Memorial Fund. Checks can be sent to 11 Londonderry Lane, Georgetown, MA 01833. Please see www.mackeyfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence.
Published on  December 8, 2015
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