THOMASTON — Betty J. Dodge, 76, died peacefully after talking with all of her beloved family, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born May 16, 1945, in South Thomaston, she was raised by her mother, Ina M. Mahonen Aube. Betty grew up in Rockland, attending school there, graduating from Rockland High School in 1963.

Betty married the love of her life, Clinton B. Dodge in Rockland in 1967. Together they raised three boys: Jonathan, Toby and Clinton “Tiny” Jr.

A hard worker her entire life, Betty has held several positions over the years. For many years she was employed at School House Toggs and later Van baalens. When her children were younger, she worked at Willow Street Donuts, always making sure they had a donut or two on their way to school. Later, she began employment for Clothes Care and then at Bishop’s Laundromat. Betty poured her heart and soul into her work at the laundromat. She made many lasting friendships with her customers and co-workers, many who remained close friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with Evelyn and Rose.

When she wasn’t busy working, Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Yahtzee and completing coloring books. She was an accomplished crafter, making many beautiful works with crocheting and sewing. She loved to unwind by watching T.V., as long as it was on the Food Network.

Betty will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Clinton B. Dodge Sr. in 1991; her sister, Patricia ‘Pat’ Crockett; and a brother, Joseph ‘Butch’ Aube; Betty is survived by her children, Jonathan Dodge, and his companion, January Peavey, of Cushing and Warren, Toby Dodge, and his wife, Susan, of Thomaston, Clinton “Tiny” Dodge, and his wife, Bea, of Rockland; her sister, Cheryl ‘Nana’ Aube, of Waldoboro; her grandchildren, Jorja C. Dodge, Jessica Lando, and her husband, Sean, Tessa Turner, and her husband, Richard, Sarah Boivin, and her companion, Devin Hill, Brooke Dodge, Clinton B. Dodge III, and his partner, Courtney, and Laura Dodge; six great-grandchildren: Cody, Olivia, Hailey, Osmond, Olden and Lindsey; as well as her nieces and nephews, including: Saxon, whom she thought of as a daughter, Donna, Debbie, Robbie, Donnie and DeeDee.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan, 20, 2022, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A graveside celebration of her life will be announced in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the either the, Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104; or Garry Owen Motorcycle Club, 3393 Heald Highway, Union, ME 04862.

To share a memory or condolence with Betty’s family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com.