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BRUNSWICK, ME - Mary E. "Molly" Hodges Henshaw, 70, of Brunswick, Maine, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
She was born to the late George and Constance Southgate Hodges on Feb. 17, 1947, in Boston. Molly graduated from Pingree School in 1965 and studied art at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Mass. She founded and ran Hodges Landscape and Design in Beverly Farms, Mass., for more than 20 years before retiring to Maine in 2000. Her life lives on in the gardens of legions of clients on the North Shore of Boston.
She married Weld S. Henshaw in 1998 at Essex County Club in Essex, Mass., and they lived together in her home in Beverly Farms, Mass., before building their dream house on Bunganuc Road in Brunswick, Maine, in 2000.
Nature was Molly's church and religion. She was happiest in her many gardens and walking the beach with her favorite dogs, most recently Uma and Fanny, and step grand-dog, Lilly.
She is survived by her husband, Weld S. Henshaw of Brunswick, Maine; step-children, Nat and Michelle Henshaw of Brunswick, Maine, Hamzah and Ruheena Henshaw of Mansfield, Mass., and Steve and Aziza Henshaw of Marlboro, Mass.; brother, Jonathan Hodges of Manchester, Mass.; niece, Laura Hodges Taylor of Weston, Mass.; step-brother, Richard Kauders of Kearney, Neb.; step-sister, Debbie Kauders Spangler of Boston, Mass.; and step-grandchildren, Nick, Ben, Lyse, Sumayya, and Ilyas Henshaw. She was predeceased by her step-father, Frederick Kauders of Wickenburg, Ariz.; her brother, George Hodges, Jr. of Manchester, Mass., and the Philippines; and her nephew, George Hodges, III of the Philippines. Special friends, Kitty and Fred Galacar of Manchester, were family, too.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
The family plans a celebration of her life on the shore in Brunswick, Maine, on July 14. Burial will follow in the Henshaw family cemetery in Brunswick with an additional monument in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, Mass.; the Hodges' family site from the early 1600s.
Published on February 13, 2018
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