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Adelaide H. Marx

September 18, 1927 — June 9, 2022

Adelaide H. Marx

Adelaide H. Marx, age 94, passed away on the stormy morning of June 9, 2022 at Benchmark Senior Living in Hamden. She was the devoted wife of the late Christopher W. Marx for over 47 years until his passing in 2004. Adelaide was born on September 18, 1927 in London, England, daughter of the late Stephen T. and Adelaide (Beddall) Hodgman, Jr.

After relocating to the States from England at the age of 2, Addie was raised in Rye, NY. She attended Rye Country Day School, and furthered her education, earning her Bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, Class of 1949. She found enjoyment gardening, playing tennis, badminton, walking, bridge games, travelling and was an avid reader. Addie was involved in the Girls Scouts of America and enjoyed training her dogs and attending obedience classes. In 1964 Addie and Chris made Cheshire their home, where she worked for the Cheshire Public Schools as a dietitian, and was well known at Chapman School where she served for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Cheshire for over 50 years and was an active member with the Ladies’ Aide and Cheshire Women’s Club.

Adelaide is the beloved mother of Timothy Marx and his wife, Marie of Westfield, MA; Cindy M. Christman and her husband, Steve of Ocean View, NJ; and Sarah Marx of Cheshire. She also leaves her granddaughter, Alicia Marx of Salem, MA. She was predeceased by her sister, Joan Stathdee and many loving dogs.

Addie’s Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 1PM at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Drive, Church, CT 06410. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Cheshire or to Canine Partners for Life, 334 Faggs Manor Road, Cochranville, PA 19330 The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting her family with arrangements. To leave online condolences for Addie’s family, please visit
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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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First Congregational Church of Cheshire

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