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San Fan Andre, Margaret Gerosa Hodnett May 19, 1925 - August 19, 2023

Margaret “Margie” Gerosa Hodnett San Fan Andre, of Palm Beach, Florida, formerly of Bronxville, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2023, surrounded by family following a brief illness. Margie was born in New York City to John Gerosa and Margaret Koenig Gerosa on May 19, 1925. She attended Rosemont College and graduated from Marymount College.

Margie was predeceased by her husband John J. Hodnett Jr. and William G. San Fan Andre and her daughter, Michelle A. Daly.

She is survived by her children Marguerite McTurck of DelrayBeach, Florida, John G. Hodnett of Barboursville, WV, Gabrielle V. McKinney of Delray Beach, FL, J. Bradford (Cindy) Hodnett of Bronxville, NY, Yvonne J. Summerlin ofDelray Beach, FL and Melissa D. Hodnett of Palm Beach, FL; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery

Graveside Service: 10 am, Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Woodlawn Cemetery

Family will meet at the Main Entrance of the cemetery (233rd St & Webster Ave) at 10am


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    Jennifer & Kevin O’Sullivan says

    Brad, Cindy, Noel & Honore: So very sorry for the loss of your Mother, Mother-in—law and grandmother. You have our most sincerest condolences. May perpetual light shine upon her.

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    mark heydt says

    When visiting the Hodnett clan, Margie was the sweetest and most gracious hostess. Den mom to all of us, she welcomed the world – we will miss her dearly. God bless her long life – she deserved it.

    Deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved her.

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    Susan Foster says

    A lovely lady with a great sense of humor and utmost patience has gone to heaven. I will remember Margie for her great love of family. May you all find peace in your journey ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers always. Susie

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    MaryAnne says

    My heart aches as my soul celebrates Margie and her amazing 98 years of living and loving. She was such an enormous part of my life from grade school days. I was daughter, Michele Hodnett Daly’s, friend first. it wasn’t long before I was accepted as a “spare” child/sibling, a part of this very special family – five girls, two boys (Marguerite, Michele, Johnny, Gabrielle, Brad, Yvonne and Melissa Hodnett) relationships I treasured back in the day and even more today as the original crew has grown by marriage, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We shared, joys, sorrows, good times and some not so good times – 60+ years, and life, will do that. I learned many lessons from Margie, practical ones and some quite profound. One thing was unfailing,, Margie was always true to herself and her faith. I will celebrate Margie for all my days. There is no doubt her heavenly arrival included quite a few grand reunions – especially with Michele, who died just shy of 18 years ago. We love you, Margie!

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    Bill Coffield says

    Many memories of a special lady. She put up with us as kids with a great sense of humor and calm. She was a class act. Prayers for all.

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    Gregory Gingery says

    Dear friends:
    Margie was such a unique, loving woman , and a strong force for good in all of our lives! She is central to so many wonderful memories! God bless her. ! My sincerest condolences to all family members. Love Greg

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    John Reynolds says

    My condolences. Aunt Margie was a welcome presence in my life – at parties, First Communions, Confirmations, Camp Acadia parents weekends, and so much more. I have many fond memories of the huge holiday dinners at the Hodnett’s. Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, with all the Gerosa, Hodnett, and Reynolds kids running around and comparing presents, first on Rockledge and then on Pondfield Road. Aunt Margie was a comfort to me when Johnny Pop died and I cried like a banshee at his wake. She told me that it was OK to cry. Some people are criers at these things, like her brother Johnny who she said was a big crier at wakes and funerals. After that, I never felt self-conscious about crying at a wake. I will always remember her spirit, energy, and good cheer. Her presence in my life growing up was a blessing. “Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant.”

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    Sarah Vorbach says

    Dearest Hodnetts, we are so very sorry for your loss. Margie was such a Bronxville “fixture” in my youth…she and your dad were truly one of a kind! I remember the great big shiny Cadillacs always parked in the circle of your home…and the massive Christmas wreath above the front door! Sending so much love and sympathy to you all. Such an incredible generation….sending our deepest condolences.
    Much love from all the Vorbachs

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    Tom Flood says

    I have such fond memories of Mrs Hodnett/ San Fan Andre when the family lived in Bronxville both on Rockledge and Pondfield Roads. I was friends with her son John and she was such a kind, wonderful woman. My prayers go out to the entire family.

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    Monte Gingery says

    Margie was just the best! As a stray guest up at 352 Pondfield , it was always a special time for kid. I always recall Margie showing me her gold charm bracelet one day at lunch and one was a little gold trunk and said in it she kept a spare $100 bill in it “for just in case” , so I was so impressed by that inate wisdom, that I’ve always carried a spare 100 for just in case when I could finally keep some fivers .Thanks Margie!

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    Bradford Laurence Daly says

    You’re light was one of love & kindness which we were all so very fortunate to be close to.; We shall all remember you fondly in your beautiful afterglow.

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    Barby Van Ess McInerney says

    You always were so kind and welcoming to me, Marge (I usually called you “Mrs. Hodnett”). I loved spending time at your beautiful Pondfield Avenue home. I know that you are in a very special place in Heaven – Much love!

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    Robert "Bob" Rodriguez says

    As a neighborhood kid and friend of Margie’s son Brad I was a frequent visitor in her household.
    As with all the visitors to her home Margie always took the time to make sure we were fed (a ritual taken up later by her 5 lovely daughters especially for late night snacks) and talk with us about whatever was on her mind and give us her perspective on the subject and end with an earnest look or a laugh and the retorical question “Do you know what I mean, Bobby (as she called me)?”. What I think she meant through her words and actions was that we all mattered and were welcome. I came to think of her and her family as my second family, and for an adolecent that’s a blessing. Visiting her in Palm Beach in 2019 after several years she was as warm and kind as if she had just seen me the day before. I never ceased to be amazed by her steady good nature and clarity. Her traits that have influenced me include:: kindness, inner strength, good naturedness, smile, good sense of humor, ever sharp mind, thoughtfullness, steadiness, and resiliance.
    She was the rock of the family and led by her own example.
    With love and gratitude,
    “Bobby Rod” & family

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    John & Valerie says

    Our condolences to Margie Hodnett, a loving mother, grandmother and special friend to all who knew her. There are many great memories of a special person who was like a mother to all of us. God bless her long life. Deepest sympathies to her whole family.

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    Kathy Devlin Botts says

    Growing up you were like my second mother….my parents and your family were so close and we have such fond memories of those days in bronxville….I just wish I had one more time with you to relive all those good times from so many years ago…..the last time I saw you and mr. H. Was at my parents anniversary and you were just as I remembered , lovely and warm and cute as a button….now the hodnetts and the Devlins can meet up in heaven and relive all those good times they shared….my love to marguerite and all the family who I remember so well growing up….an end of a wonderful era we all will remember with love….Kathy

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    Keith Blasco says

    A wonderful lady who had a heart of gold. Marge definitely affected many lives on her time on earth and now with the angels in heaven. Very sad but she definitely has left her mark on all of us born and living in the greatest generation. She will be missed by all of us who have known and loved her. Deepest sympathy and prayers to her entire family.
    Keith Blasco

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    Jeff Pettee says

    As a friend to her son Bradford, Margie always welcomed me to her home at 352. Despite whatever we had been up to or were planning a knowing smile and compassion were her trademarks. She was always a step ahead and on top of any situation. The secret to her long life must have been her optimism and love of family and friends. I am blessed to have known her and my condolences go out to her entire family. She will be missed. God bless.

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    Debbie Crane says

    “Mom”…I’ve been calling that for as long as I can remember. You use to call me your “8th daughter” and I felt so privileged that I meant that much to you. Mel, (aka Melissa) asked me to write something, so here I am. You have always been my second mother. Your greetings at the door were full of warmth filling me with love. I’ve known you for over 40 years and I can’t imagine a time when you weren’t there. Cooking dinner, whether it was London Broil or Chicken Cacciatore. I’ll never forget looking through 10 brands of hot dogs to find the one kind that didn’t have garlic, knowing how much you hated it. Or, you telling me that I would always have a home with you. It breaks my heart that you are gone. You meant the world to me. I will see you again some day. I love you.


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    Billy Mulligan says

    God Bless you Mrs. Hodnett and I trust he has welcomed you. You were beautiful on the outside and just as beautiful on the inside. Lord knows how much of my nonsense you put up with for so many years. I hope and pray you are somehow with that part of your family which went to heaven before you.

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