Peter B. Hodges, 76, of Mattapoisett, died in peace on August 14, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Peter was born in Taunton, MA on March 9, 1941 to the late Sheldon B. & Jessie A. (Tillson) Hodges.
Educated in Taunton Schools, he graduated from Taunton High School in 1958. He went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1962 (BBA) and Northeastern University in 1975 (MBA). He was a member of the Winthrop Street Baptist Church. Mr. Hodges served in the US Army from 1962 – 1965.
Following his time in the military, he spent the next 13 years in finance, most notably at Revere Copper & Brass in New Bedford, MA and Halliday Lithograph Corp in Hanover, MA.
In 1978, he began his teaching career at Bristol Community College and Southeastern Massachusetts University. At the same time starting an accounting and tax practice in Mattapoisett, MA which he continued for 27 years. In 1982, he was appointed to a full-time faculty position at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, teaching Strategic Management and Small Business Administration.
He also served the Town of Mattapoisett on various boards. In 1989, he was elected to the Mattapoisett Elementary School Committee on which he served 3 terms until 1998.
He was appointed Treasurer of the Mattapoisett Lions Club, a position he served for 7 years. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 2010 for his dedication to Humanitarian Services.
He was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church since 1973. He served on the Finance Committee for 12 years, 8 years as Chairman. He also, served on the Parsonage Committee and was Treasurer of the 2016 Capitol Campaign Committee.
Mr. Hodges also volunteered at the Council On Aging preparing tax returns for the benefit of many.
In addition to his wife, Beth F. (Foresman) Hodges of 52 years, he leaves a son, David B. Hodges, and his partner, Robin Perry of Acushnet, MA, a daughter Caryn H. Coulombe, and her husband, Michael of Acushnet, MA, 4 grandchildren, Jessie Hodges, Hannah Hodges, Collin Hodges and Bryan Coulombe, a sister Dianne Keating, and her husband, J. Andrew Keating and 2 nephews, Robert & Peter Dykeman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, P.O. Box 284, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.