In Loving Memory of Thomas Fee Hodgman, Sr.

December 20, 1926
Brooklyn, NY
September 18, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Southport Congregational Church

Memorial Service

524 Pequot Avenue,
CT 06890

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 11:00 AM


Family Gathering


Southport Congregational Church

524 Pequot Avenue,
CT 06890

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Road,
CT 06824

Thomas Fee Hodgman, Sr.

Thomas Fee Hodgman, age 90, passed away in Fairfield, CT, on September 18, 2017, due to old age. He was the loving husband of Mary Morris Hodgman from the date of their marriage on Feb 19, 1955.

Following his graduation from Exeter Academy in February 1945 he reported for duty in the US Navy. Following training he served in the Pacific in the amphibians until his honorable discharge in July 1946.

He graduated from Williams College in the Class of 1950, and joined the work force of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. His next role was to manage a family school furniture business in NYC. Subsequently, he found his favorite vocation; researching and managing publicly held investment securities in client portfolios on behalf of Chemical Bank. He served there in senior positions for 32 years, retiring in 1988 as President of The Portfolio Group, a division of Chemical Bank. Wishing to continue in his favorite vocation, he founded Dock Street Asset Management of Greenwich CT (now of Scarsdale NY), which continues to actively manage investment portfolios for individuals.

Locally, he was closely tied with management of the Southport Congregational Church, and was a past director of the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

He is survived by three children; Thomas Jr. and wife, Karen; Virginia H. Davison and former husband, David; and William and wife, Carol. Also surviving are four grandchildren; Eliza Davison Leach, Trubee Davison, Charles Hodgman and Katie Hodgman. He was preceded in death by his dearly beloved wife of 60 years, Mary, in 2016. He would also like to express deep thanks for the many, recent caregivers, and particularly for Jeanina “Asia” Kordowska and Charmaine Pottinger.

In addition to spending time with family, friends and business associates, Tom loved golf, and the beauty and balance of Nature, particularly that of the Swiss Alps and White Mountains of New Hampshire.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Ave., Southport.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that gifts in his name be made to the Southport Congregational Church or the Fairfield Museum and History Center. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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5 Guestbook Entries for Thomas Fee Hodgman, Sr.

  1. To the loved ones of Thomas Hodgman,

    Although we did not have the privilege of knowing Mr. Hodgman, we have personally experienced the pain of losing someone we loved dearly. We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time. (1 Peter 5:7) We pray that God’s promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come. For further comforting thoughts, please visit

    The Guillory Family
    Covington, LA

  2. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Thomas. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5) and the hope of being reunited with our loved ones at John 5:28,29. I found real comfort in reading these scriptures when my daddy died in 2006 and I hope you will too. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  3. We our deeply saddened to learn of our friend Tom Hodgeman’s passing.
    Tom was a very special and kind man; a gentleman, always expressing an interest in others.
    We will miss him, as we do Mary.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hodgeman Family.

  4. Our dear friend Tom was a gentleman above all, articulate, witty and kind. Our little family of my husband Jonathan and our twin sons James and Stephen were privileged to spend a handful of memorable holiday dinners with Tom and Mary (and their dog). We think of Tom as part of our extended family, and we will all miss his presence on important days. He was also a patriot and hosted an extraordinary dinner after 9-11 which was quite moving and remarkable.