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William Hodgkinson, 97, Westport Graphic Artist And Little League Coach

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. - William Arthur Hodgkinson of Marblehead, Mass., a former Westport resident, died Feb. 27. He was 97.

Hodgkinson was born in London to Doris Catherine (Lace) and Arthur Hodgkinson on June 4, 1915. The family moved to Montreal in 1927, and after high school, he attended Coles Des Beaux-Artes de Montreal.

He moved to Manhattan to continue his art education at The Grand Central Art School. Hodgkinson returned to Montreal when he received a commission in the Royal Canadian Navy. He served in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, during World War II; then in 1946, the family moved to Mount Vernon, N.Y, and eventually settled in Westport.

He worked as a graphic artist throughout his professional career in Manhattan and Westport. He was involved in the Westport Little League, managing teams for 16 years.

He later lived and worked in Marblehead from 1974 to 1976, and upon retirement, moved to Glen Cove, N.Y.

Hodgkinson is survived by two children, Lesley Anderson of Bridgeport, and Geoffrey Hodgkinson of Marblehead; six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Marblehead Youth Baseball.

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