Granite VNA News
November 8, 2023
Sixth Generation Tuftonboro Resident Donates Property to Granite VNA
Jeremy (Jere) Hodgdon, a sixth-generation Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, resident who passed away in May 2022, bequeathed 24 acres of land to Granite VNA. The Phinneas Road property, which includes remnants of the post-and-beam home Jeremy built there in 1978, has been in the Hodgdon family since 1928. The property is valued at more than $750,000 and is currently for sale. Proceeds from the sale will directly support Granite VNA’s home health and hospice services in the Lakes Region.
“We are extremely grateful to Mr. Hodgdon and his family for this generous and thoughtful bequest,” said Beth Slepian, MBA, PT, President/CEO. “We are honored to become stewards of the funds we will receive when the property sells, and we take seriously our duty of ensuring that Mr. Hodgdon’s gift will benefit his Lakes Region family members, friends, and neighbors for years to come.”
Jeremy Hodgdon bequeathed the property to Granite VNA in memory of a longtime companion who received services from the agency, as did his mother, Patricia.
The 24-acre parcel is part of a larger tract of land, which once comprised more than 1,000 acres, owned by members of the Hodgdon family, including Jeremy Hodgdon’s parents, Raeburn and Patricia. The Hodgdon family has a long tradition of service to the town of Tuftonboro and to the state. In addition to public service, the family previously gave 140 acres to the town for the conservation of the Great Meadow.
Raeburn Hodgdon, 94, and Patricia Hodgdon, 95, are the oldest living Tuftonboro natives who still reside in town. The couple have been married 72 years and still live independently.
“I grew up working on our family farm where we raised cows and vegetables and harvested timber,” said Raeburn Hodgdon. “After serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, I returned home to marry my sweetheart, Patricia. My father, Forrest, gave us 11 acres to start our life together. We built a home and raised our sons here, and when they were grown, we gave each of them five acres, continuing our family tradition.”
Jeremy Hodgdon, who graduated from Kingswood High School in 1977 and was a gifted craftsman, eventually expanded his five-acre parcel to 24 acres of level land with mature trees situated atop Mountain and Phineas Roads.
The 24-acre Jeremy Hodgdon property is listed by Legacy Group of Laconia. For information and to schedule a property showing, contact Tracy Jenkins at (603) 832-3163 or email Tracyjenkins@kw.com.