James L. Hodge, 88, of New Haven, entered eternal rest on November 2, 2018.

Mr. Hodge was born in Middletown, CT on June 12, 1930, a son of the late James Hodge and Gertrude Hodge.

James was employed for many years in New York as a Chef and was a Marine Corps. veteran.

He leaves to cherish loving memories, a daughter, Theresa Hodge; sisters, Evangelist Barbara Brooks, Rovella Weeks (Dave) and Stephanie Sessions (Leo); brothers, Douglas, Dennis, Steven and Donald Hodge; a niece, Dana Brooks Ward (Milton); and a host of nieces nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by brothers, Harry and Joseph Hodge; and a sister, Alma Barlow.

A celebration of Mr. Hodge’s life and legacy will be held Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Temple Revival Center, 832 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery.