On March 1, 2017 a beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend went on a journey to be with her mother…a journey that left her long time pain and suffering behind and ended in a reunion with those who had left her previously and those that she dearly missed.
Becki Jane Hall was born on November 30, 1955 to Richard M. Hall and Beverly Murch Hall. She graduated from Deering High School in 1974 and worked in banking and in the post-closing department of a local title company until her retirement several years ago. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Robert Hodgkin, Jr., her father Richard Hall and his wife Joanne (Mama Jo); her son Michael and his wife Tracy and her grandsons, Jayden and Alex; her sister Brenda Hall and significant other, Bob Moran; her brother Greg Hall and his wife Nancy Reynolds, and Greg’s children, Jaide, Carter, Kaytrien and Nadia. She is also survived by her stepson Nicholas, and her step siblings Susan, Steve and Peter. Becki is also survived by her Aunt Mary Sawyer, her Uncle Bert Murch and Aunt Betty Murch as well as her Uncle Tony Peverada and several cousins. Her beloved mother Beverly predeceased her in 2006.
Becki had the unique gift of making all around her feel special and loved – her humor and laughter were infectious – to hear her laugh made everyone feel that all was well with the world. Becki’s love of nature and animals was unmatched – she waited every day to see what creatures would arrive in her yard, and spoiled her own pets with an abundance of love and treats. She dearly loved her beautiful home and land in South Casco – a home that belonged to her mother and grandmother – she often said that she could feel their presence in the house. Becki’s simple life was enhanced by the love of her son Mike and his wife Tracy – she was known as Grammy Nutmeg to her special grandchildren, Alex and Jayden. She loved spending time with them, baking cookies and seeing them head out in the boat for a day of fishing with their dad. She loved watching NASCAR and her special shows on TV…she also was a Candy Crush “queen” on the computer and enjoyed posting her thoughts on Facebook.
Although Becki was in constant pain, her courage and kind spirit showed through – she never complained and continued to the end of her life to make her family, friends and caregivers feel uplifted just by being in the room with her. Even when she was unable to communicate verbally, she continued to comfort others by her very presence. Everyone who knew Becki had a special relationship…she made us all feel like you were her best friend and favorite relative. The impact that she had on all who knew her was immeasurable – the void that she will leave in all of our lives will be enormous. But… our memories of her will be such fun to recall – she was funny, mischievous, clever and strong…..so many stories will be told by her family and friends over the upcoming years…there will be no shortage of material.
Becki and her family want to thank Dr. Jason LaChance, the staff of Gibson Wing at Maine Medical Center and the amazing and loving staff of Gosnell House who helped make her final days special and comfortable. We also give thanks and send love to her “forever” friend Patty Newcomb Fasulo who was there for her always.
At Becki’s request there will be no funeral services. There will be a celebration of her life at a date to be announced later.
In lieu of flowers Becki requests donations be sent to
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
449 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092