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Obituary: Korean War Veteran and Longtime Foxborough Resident George Franklin Dodge, Jr.

George Franklin Dodge, Jr. was a longtime Foxborough resident and a Korean War veteran with the United States Army. Dodge Jr., 84, passed away on Oct. 23, 2012. His obituary is courtesy of Roberts & Sons Funeral Home.

George Franklin “Sonny” Dodge, age 84, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Norwood Hospital, surrounded by the comfort of his loving family.

Born in Norwood on Sept. 4, 1928, George proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He and Georgette, his devoted wife of 58 years, were married in Foxborough on April 2, 1954.

George was employed for many years with the former Foxborough State Hospital, retiring from the Maintenance Department in 1993. Known as a tireless worker, he would often serve in other positions as well and become a familiar face as a baker at the former Donut Kettle in Foxborough center. An avid reader in his later years, He enjoyed History, real-life adventure and current events. He also was a life-long NASCAR enthusiast and serious collector of vintage dye cast model vehicles.

George was a simple man, private and humble, content in his role as a proud and devoted, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife Georgette M. (Theberge) Dodge, children Gerald Dodge of Connecticut, Michael and Christopher Dodge, both of N. Attleboro and Lori Dodge of Sandwich. George was the devoted grandfather of Gerry Dodge, Jr., Amber Dodge-Bengston and Derek Dodge, and proud Great grandfather of Nathan and Reagan Bengston. In addition, he was a loving brother to Dixie Ferrini of Norton and the late Robert Dodge, and beloved cousin of Nancy Quinn of Florida.

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