Frances Hope (Nowsch) Hodge, 87, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday Sept. 22, 2018. Born January 7, 1931 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Maxwell and Lottie (Milton) Nowsch. Frances was a life long resident of Marlborough and was retired from J.C. Penny Department Store where she had worked as a manager. She is survived by her son Wilfred Hodge of Marlborough, two daughters Candy Wantuck and husband Tom of Hebron, Lorrie Abney and husband Jerry of Marlborough, a sister Shirley Strickland of Colebrook, NH, two granddogs J.D. and Lilly, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. She was predeceased by a son Gary Hodge, six brothers Wesley, Richard, Robert, Mel, George, and Milton Nowsch, and a sister Rita Rankl. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 main St. East Hampton on Thursday Sept. 27th from 4:00PM until 6:00PM. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospice c/o Middlesex Hospital Department of Philanthropy 55 Crescent St. Middletown, Ct 06457 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 200 Executive Blvd. Southington, Ct 06489-1058.