Kenneth Dean Hodgdon

Date of Passing:

September 4, 2021

Kenneth Dean Hodgdon, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on September 4, 2021, leaving family and friends heartbroken.

Kenny is survived by his parents;
Dean I Hodgdon, (Lynn Corkins-Hodgdon), N. Providence, RI
Sally L. Hannaway, Port Orange, FL
His sisters and stepbrothers:
Cheryl P. Hodgdon (James J. DeAngelis), N. Providence, RI
Deana K. Orr (Thomas B. Orr, Sr.), Middletown, RI
Kim A. McGovern (the late Bob McGovern), Narragansett RI
Nanette E. Clark, (William A. Clark), Port Orange, FL
Scott P. Corkins (Lisa B. Corkins), Scituate, MA
Jamie P. Corkins (Catherine Corkins), Blackheath, Australia

His nieces and nephews:
Thomas B.Orr, Jr., Billy Clark, Sarah Clark, Meaghan McGovern, Nicholas Orr, Sierra Corkins, Quinn Corkins, Jack Corkins, Emmi Corkins.
And his brother in heart and spirit, Dean Tucci, Providence, RI

Kenny was a life long resident of Rhode Island. He was born in Providence on July 23, 1963 and raised in Rumford. Kenny graduated from East Providence High School in 1981. At various times,
Kenny called Providence, Warwick and Cranston home.

Kenny was proud to be a member of the IATSE Union, Local 23. He loved his union brothers and they loved him. Kenny was passionate about music. He had a wonderful knack for summing up any situation, relating it too a song and quoting the lyrics

As a loyal New Englander, Kenny was a fanatic for the New England Patriots, a passion he shared with his Dad. He looked forward to each season and every statistic. Kenny’s natural intelligence and broad range of knowledge made him a formidable force while playing trivia, a passion he shared with his mother.

Kenny leaves behind family and many friends who loved and appreciated his quick wit, knowing smile and the way his eyes sparkled when he found something amusing, which was quite often.
He is gone too soon and will be missed so much.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington St, Barrington, RI on Tuesday, 9/14/2021 at 11 AM.

“People stay just a little bit longer,
We want to play, just a little bit longer,
Now the promoter don’t mind,
And the Union don’t mind’
If we take a little time,
And we leave it all behind and sing,
One more song……
We got time to think of the ones we love
While the miles roll away.
The only time that seems to short,
Is the time that we get to play” Jackson Browne, The Load Out/Stay 1977

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  1. Just heard of this terrible news ? you will be missed we worked many days and nights you was cool and very positive always rest in heavenly peace

  2. Sad new this. Will miss you and your sense of humor., my friend. Especially your always unique perspective.
    Always remember your love for these lyrics.

    “Well I’ll keep on moving, moving on
    Things are bound to be improving these days, one of these days
    These days I sit on corner stones
    And count the time in quarter tones to ten, my friend
    Don’t confront me with my failures,
    I had not forgotten them”

  3. I’ll miss our Patriot games analysis
    Your constant wit and uncanny ability to find the best “chud” no matter where we were
    Love you Brother RIP

  4. Kenny my friend, Rest In Peace! Great memories of Pawtucket Ave in Rumford. Sad news for sure.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Words can’t describe how sorry I am at this loss l know he is with God and heaven is improved by his presence

  6. Dean, Lynn and Kenny’s beautiful sisters, I know you all have a heavy heart, I pray you will find comfort and peace. I was fortunate enough to have met Kenny a couple of Christmas’s ago and to see and feel the love you all have for each other. God bless, Mo

  7. Cheryl – My deepest sympathy to you and your family on Kenny’s loss. I did not realize that you are his brother until I read this obit. Kenny and I worked together in the 1990’s at the Strand. I will remember him for his great spirit, quick wit and big smile. He was always so helpful to me. He told a lot of funny interesting stories. We all became a family there but then grew apart when it closed. God Bless to all & to Kenny – Godspeed & Rest in Peace.

  8. Kenny. This is J. J. We grew close before I left RI and lost touch.. I dreamt about you last night and looked for you and found u here.. Thankyou for reaching out to me and god speed my friend

  9. Nanette and family: I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. Take comfort in your memories of your beloved brother and know that he is at
    Peace with God. ??❤️??

  10. My long lost friend…

    May you find peace and satisfaction as you travel this next road.

    I have and will always remember your sharp wit and the teasing smile in your eyes, begging for an opportunity to make someone roll their eyes!

  11. My long lost friend…

    May you find peace and satisfaction as you travel this next road.

    I have and will always remember your sharp wit and the teasing smile in your eyes, begging for an opportunity to make someone roll their eyes!

  12. I am in disbelief over your loss Kenny. You just called me on our birthday, as you did every year for the last 27 years …I will miss that phone call. I will remember you as the sweet funny man that you were. Our late nights at The Strand sitting on the stage listening to you tell funny stories, you made me laugh. Thank you for coming into my life, I am better for having known you.

  13. Ken, I haven’t seen you in 40 years. I do remember so fun times. We’ll reunited above. Joe Rod EPHS 1981

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. We were classmates at Union Primary. I always remember him as happy and cute. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to all who knew and loved him.

  15. Dean,
    My heartfelt and sincere condolences to you and your family. May Kenny rest in peace and may the light of God shine on him in heaven.

  16. It is hard to grasp your sudden loss of Kenny. Loss is such a long journey of grief…unrelenting at times it seems…
    I have seen so many happy family pictures of the Hodgdon family…and with time I hope those memories ease your loss. Kenny will always be a loving whisper in your thoughts…
    God Bless Kenny.

  17. Condolences my friend Dean, from Fuzzy and the rest of your ” Middlebrook” family.

  18. Dear Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother, son and friend.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    With sympathy,
    Lori Hurley

  19. He was always a brother that would always know what to say and when to say it,with a smile,his charm,his personality will always be remembered and missed,my condolences to his family, miss you dearly my brother,

  20. Kenny, Peter and I Loved your company , we have so many memories of football games baseball games, food and so much laughter and many more ! We all knew that we were friends who would do anything for each other ! We will miss you but you will always be in our hearts. You were an important part of our life and we will always be thankful for your friendship ! Rest in Peace ! Peter and Cheryl Vecchio

  21. To the Hodgdon Family,
    It is with my deepest regret to hear the lost of your son and brother. I will be praying for strength peace and comfort.
    Those we love are never more than a thought away.

  22. Cheryl and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.??

  23. When there are no words to express a loss, know their spirit will always be by your side.

    “Grief is like an ocean;
    It comes in waves,
    Ebbing and flowing.
    Sometimes the water is
    calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we
    can do is learn to swim.”

  24. Rest In Peace my brother, see you when I see you.

  25. From the time I was little Kenny was at my home in East providence to the many nights at work late. We laughed and shared stories of the good old days. His knowledge of so many things was impressive. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.

  26. I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    With deepest sympathy
    Judy LaCross

  27. So very sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing , my condolences to all his family members

  28. Hodgie

    It’s an honor and a pleasure to work with you on stage going all the way back to the Greatwoods days .

    Thank you for taking good care of me, looking out for me and accepting me as one of the stagehands when I was just a 21 year old kid starting out in 1994.


  29. To my buddy “choochy “ You loved great food and music. You helped me a bunch with the union, which is greatly appreciated. It hurts my heart that I won’t get to work and laugh with you. You are sorely missed brother.

  30. My heart is with you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  31. I remember when Kenneth was a little boy and I came to your house to visit his big sister. It was obvious then that he held a special place in the hearts of all those girls…….RIP.

  32. With deepest sympathy to you and your family Kim

  33. I met Ken in 1983 and socialized with him many times over the years. He was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. Rest In Peace Ken. So sorry for your loss.

  34. Hodge Podge, the epitome of a true brother. The first one to lend an ear or a hand or some random bit of knowledge or just something to giggle at. Your heart superceded your brain, and your smile reassured me things weren’t that bad.

    My deepest sympathies to your family, may they find peace in knowing you touched so many.

    Forever in my heart.

    There’s pizza in catering…

  35. With a heavy heart my sincere condolences to Kennys entire family and with all the memories u have I hope u all find some peace inside and be able to smile again one day that’s what he would want He was a true friend I will always remember those sparkling eyes when he was talking his smile would light the room up and his great big spirit among so many other things. How he would play with my daughter when she was little and spending special times with the family he is family and always has been U will always have a seat at my holiday meals and a special place in my heart and that will never change sending u hugs and kisses

  36. My brother, no one but you will know how much I will miss you. I hope you picked the right one. I will always luv and remember you

  37. If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings – Nor lose the common touch.

    Kenny made me a better person from the day we met….

    I’ll never be able to forget you

  38. You always new I loved you my dear cousin Kenny. And I knew you loved me too. Our spirits will meet again my cousin my friend.

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