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Francine Jay Hodovan

September 24, 1955 ~ August 9, 2018 (age 62)

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August 15, 2018

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

Graveside Service
August 15, 2018

1:00 PM
St. Philips Cemetery
Pompey Hollow Rd.
Ashford, CT 06278

Francine Jay Hodovan, 62, of Ashford, passed away on August 9, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital.  She was born in Windham, CT and moved to CA after completing high school. She obtained her BA in French from Sonoma State University and afterwards had a long career in Financial Planning. Francine always enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively throughout India and Nepal. She traveled to Europe frequently and lived in Rome, Italy, first for two years, working at the USO and later for three years, obtaining her MBA in International Finance at St. John's University. Francine moved to Connecticut in 2007, eventually moving to Ashford where she made her home and had a big impact on the community. Francine loved Ashford and was very involved in community organizations and events. Francine was active in the Willimantic-Storrs Branch of the AAUW where she served on the Executive Board and also served in the role of President. She was a Friend of the Babcock Library. Before she was a member, Francine volunteered at the Ashford Senior Center helping to serve meals and put on events. As a member, she taught mah jong and played regularly. Francine was also involved with the Storrs Senior Center and was a member of the Jewelry Club. Francine loved her heritage and was an active member of The Hungarian Social Club and regularly did baking for their events. Francine was a member of the Ashford 300th Committee and the Ashford Our Town, Our Future Committee. Francine was the impetus for, and a founding member of the Ashford Arts Council. She was also passionate about environmental preservation and involved in the anti-fracking movement. Francine was a shining star in the community and will be sorely missed. Francine was predeceased by her father, Stephen; her mother, Elvira; and her brother, Stephen. She is survived by her sisters: Barbara Hodovan of Berkeley,CA; Carol Sexton of West Hartford, CT; Debra Hodovan of Clearwater, FL; Eugenie Shea of Austin,TX and Stephanie Trudeau of West Palm Beach, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews and a community that considered her family.  Francine’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday August 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St., Willimantic.  A Graveside Service will be held at St. Philip Cemetery, Ashford, at 1:00pm.  For an online memorial guestbook please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.

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