Salon 09

Arnold "Spunky" Dodge

January 17, 1935 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 86)


Newport, NH:  Arnold E. "Spunky" Dodge, 86, passed away on January 10, 2022 at Bartow Hospital in Bartow, FL .

Spunky was born in Newport on January 17, 1935 to the late Frank and Dorothy (Morris) Dodge.  After graduating from Towle High School in 1955, he opened and ran his own barber shop, Dodge's Barber Shop, for 42 years.

Spunky loved playing football in high school, was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Lion's Club, and a lifelong congregant of St. Patrick Church.  He enjoyed going to Florida in the winter, hunting, fishing, and gardening- although he gave away most of what he grew.  He and his late wife loved to travel, visiting all 50 states. 

He is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Karlene (Cuthburt) Dodge; and his children, Dakari Dodge and Dexter Dodge.  Surviving family includes his sons, Arnold Dodge II of Newport, NH and Derek Dodge and partner, Chris Dillon, of Florida, his lady friend, Janet Fenoff of St. Johnsbury, VT, and many good friends at Good Life RV Park in Bartow, FL.

A Memorial Mass will be held in the Spring of 2022 at St. Patrick Church in Newport, NH.  Burial will immediately follow at North Newport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Spunky's name can be made to St. Patrick Memorial Fund, 32 Beech Street, Newport, NH 03773 or the Sullivan County Humane Society, PO Box 11. Claremont, NH 03743.

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