Joyce Hodgman

March 19, 1936May 17, 2017

New Gloucester - Joyce I. Hodgman 81, of 1108 Lewiston Rd. New Gloucester died Wednesday May 17th 2017 at C. M. M. C. with her family by her side. A lifelong resident and icon of New Gloucester she was born March 19, 1936 a daughter of the late Foye and Ada Morrison Wescott. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School . Her family own and operate Hodgman's Frozen Custard in New Gloucester and was an active member of the New Gloucester Congregational Church, Fireside Club, Amvets, Senior Citizens of Cumberland County and was a volunteer at the Androscoggin Hospice House. She enjoyed helping people , ceramics, reading, antiques, camping and loved spending time with her grandchildren at her camp on North Pond. Mrs. Hodgman will be remembered for loving her family and by loving her cats and her goats and by being so kind and being the love and strength behind her family and her running the family business she was a loving mom and wife and grandmother to many even ones not her blood . Joyce is survived by her husband and soul mate of 63 years, Kenneth Hodgman of New Gloucester; her son, Scott and wife, Debbie Hodgman, of New Gloucester; her daughter, Kathy Colbroth and companion, Clayton Tripp, of Lewiston; son-in-law, Joe Langlois of New Gloucester; six grandchildren, April, Amanda, Christopher, Matthew, Brian and James. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Langlois, on April 19, 2017; and a sister, Nancy Wescott.Online condolences and photo gallery at; Visitation Fortin / Auburn Monday 5:00 to 8:00 pm Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday at the Funeral Home at 11:00am. Burial will be at Upper Gloucester Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the New Gloucester Rescue 381 Intervale Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral home Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, MaIne 04210 (207) 783-8545


  • Visitation Monday, May 22, 2017
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Margaret Thomas , George Skelton

June 11, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ken, Scott, Kathy and the rest of her family! Joyce was a wonderful person. She will be missed by so many people.

Lloyd &Jean Dunn

May 26, 2017

Ken and family so sorry for your loss She was a lot of fun through the years

Jim Bois

May 23, 2017

While Joyce has left all of us - family, friends, community and customers - she has left behind good memories of the good person she really was that will stay with all of us for the rest of our own lives. As hard as it is, let's try not to take her loss with sadness but let her spirit be the force for keeping such a great small family business going with quality and a sense of presence in their town...just an amazing wholesome product that has become on of life's little pleasures !! My memories of her go back to my childhood and I'm almost 60 now. God bless her

Mike Durgin

May 22, 2017

Ken, Scott & Kathy
Joyce was a special person that was loved by all. Kind,strong and with a heart of Gold.
She will be missed but never forgotten.

May 22, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a special lady and we all enjoyed working with her and laughing with her every summer.
Our deepest condolences from all of us at Downeast Foods.

May 22, 2017

Ken, Scott & Kathy,
So sorry for your loss, thinking of all of you.
Holly Bubier

Deb Emery

May 22, 2017

Sincere condolences for your recent losses in the family. My thoughts are with you all. Always enjoyed seeing Joyce & Donna at the Custard Stand.

melissa mcauliffe

May 22, 2017

she was a very sweet lady she will be greatly missed but many may she R.I.P. frozen custard is the best she did a great job at her business

May 22, 2017

Saddened by the loss of Joyce who contributed so much to the community of New Gloucester. My thoughts and prayers are with Ken, Scott, Kathy and their families. Love to you all.

Gail Yeaton, New Gloucester

Keith Lancaster

May 22, 2017

Ken & Scott and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a wonderful, giving person. Our thoughts are with you. With deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Keith & Janet Lancaster