Dianne Elizabeth Hodgetts
August 4, 1959 – August 23, 2020
Dianne Elizabeth Hodgetts (Bladon) was born August 4th, 1959, and lost her battle with cancer at her home in Boston on August 23, 2020. She graduated Hopkins School in New Haven, CT and received her BS from the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School of Business. She excelled at the top of her field as an Associate Partner at Accenture, then, most recently, a Senior Director for Dell Technologies. All that knew and worked with her would say that she was the “smartest person in the room”.
Dianne lived and raised her family in Wayland, MA where she was the president of the Parent/Teacher Association, advocated for better schools, and oversaw the construction of the new Wayland High School. Her busy, loving home kept an open door for her four childrens’ friends, family members, and any who needed a place to stay and a home cooked meal. When her sister passed 10 years ago, she took in Linda’s three sons; Ross, Jesse, and Michael Goddard as her own children. Family was very important to her, and she enjoyed family reunions, skiing in Stowe and Loon, summers in Weekapaug, RI, traveling, and playing tennis. She tirelessly volunteered for Boston’s underprivileged community. On a trip to Ireland with two of her cousins, Dianne met her loving husband Noel, who never left her side. He brought her great joy and comfort these last few years.
Dianne is preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Daughan, and sister Linda Hodgetts Goddard. She is survived by her husband, Noel Martin; children, Jay Bladon (wife Eliza), William Bladon, Christian Bladon, and Avery (aka Karina) Bladon; grandson, John (Jack) Bladon; father, George Hodgetts (wife Mary); brother, Stephen Hodgetts (wife Marietta); sister, Amy Covington (husband Jason); her former husband, John Bladon; eight nieces and nephews, many cousins, and many many great friends.
Dianne wished that a service be held at a time when the pandemic is no longer an issue. The family is, therefore, hoping to host a large gathering at the Trinity Church in Copley Sq. sometime next year. Dianne also wishes that in lieu of gifts and cards, donations be sent to The Greater Boston Food Bank at: https://www.gbfb.org
- Greater Boston Food Bank
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Dianne Elizabeth Hodgetts
September 29, 2020
To Noel and Family,
I was fortunate to have know Dianne through many hours spent together playing ladies doubles tennis. She was a spirited competitor, who laughed easily and used her wonderful height to full advantage at the net. I know her love for her family was abundant and at the core of her life. I share in your loss, and wish you all much healing grace.
September 9, 2020
Dianne and I were friends for 25 years, and I learned early on that there was literally no one you’d rather have in your corner. Dianne was smart, sassy, driven and wickedly funny. She was also that rare person who made better just about everything she ever touched. Her children and extended family whom
she treated like her own, a generation of school families in Wayland, her colleagues at Dell — all of them know exactly what I mean. My favorite Dianne, though, and the one I will miss most, was the wonderfully supportive friend. She knew just when to call, had unerringly good judgment, and always gave the truthiest and most loving counsel. Never a false note.
I feel lucky to have known Dianne, and will never forget her. To Noel and Dianne’s whole surviving family, you will be ever in my thoughts and prayers.
September 1, 2020
I met Dianne when she arrived at Hopkins to complete high school. She was smart with a lovely demeanor and always had a smile on her face. We kept in touch over the years by phone, as she graciously answered when I called annually from Hopkins. The last time I saw her, Dianne looked beautiful with the same smile and we enjoyed catching up at our 40th reunion. My sympathy goes out to family and friends for the loss of this extraordinary woman.
August 26, 2020
To all of Diannes family,
I have shared a memory of my first time meeting Dianne, it was in Galway as she and my Dad had finally met each other, she was so friendly and welcoming to me, I new all about her kids as she talked about you all, I am from a county called Fermanagh and I had got her a little Xmas decoration that was made in fermanagh and I received a lovely photo of it hanging on her tree in Boston, I am so sorry for your sad loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.