Jacqueline C. Hodosh
February 22, 1930 – March 19, 2020
HODOSH, JACQUELINE C., 90, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020. Known to all that loved her as “Jackie”; She was married on June 15th 1952 to the late Dr. Milton Hodosh a marriage that thrived for 57 years until Milton’s untimely passing. Jackie was born in Stamford, CT on February 22nd 1930. The only child of her late parents, Alex and Sadie (Torgan) Cohen.
Shortly after the end of the Second World War Jackie met Milton on Narragansett Beach when she was just 17 years of age. Milton had proudly served his country during the war and cut a chiseled figure from the day they met on that beach they were inseparable. They were married five years later at Temple Emanu-El in Providence where they resided for the rest of their married life. They also spent winters in their beach condominium in Highland Beach, Florida.
In the early years of their marriage Milton studied medicine at Tufts Dental in Boston to become a dentist while Jackie went to the University of Rhode Island to study nursing and ultimately transferred to Forsyth Institute in Boston to be with Milton, where she received a degree in Dental Hygiene. Jackie worked for several years for a local dentist and was the family breadwinner while Milton was completing his studies.
After Milton’s graduation the couple returned to Rhode Island. Jackie worked for several years as a dental hygienist both before and after starting a family. The couple had three children; Steven, Alex and Gail and settled down on the Eastside of Providence. After a while Milton launched his own practice and Jackie gave up her career to be a full-time mom. She later assisted Milton in multiple capacities including hygienist, bookkeeper and administrator as he built his practice.
As the matriarch of her family Jackie spent much of her time traveling to see her family, arranging family get togethers, hosting her extended family to sumptuous dinners or trips, and administering to her four beloved grandchildren; Cameron, Ainsley, Benjamin and Sarah, whom she lavished with heaps of love, support and gifts. Jackie loved the family time spent at Gail’s summer home on Martha’s Vineyard where the extended family would congregate each summer.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made online to American Heart Association through their website at www2.heart.org
- American Heart Association
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Jacqueline C. Hodosh
Lori and David Dorsey
April 5, 2020
Somehow we did not know until just now, and are so shocked and sorry to see this. Such a kind and elegant woman.. I will always remember Milton and her with a smile, and such a big part of my childhood.. With our prayers and sympathy for all of you....
March 31, 2020
I remember Jackie as Steven's mom. She was always very kind and lovely to be with. There is never a good time to have to say goodbye.
My prayers are with Steven, Alex and Gail.
patricia Gamache -camara
March 25, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you and your family . I really loved your mom . 💔