LITTLE DEER ISLE - Veronica L. Grindle Dodge, 68, died unexpectedly March 11, 2014, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1945, in Castine, the daughter of Herbert R. and Matilda "Tillie" (Hardy) Grindle.
Veronica graduated from Deer Isle High School, class of 1964. Following graduation, she attended beautician school, and later attended UMO where she earned her BA in business. She owned and operated The Crab Shack, Reindeer Wreaths, and Dodge Accounting Services. She enjoyed kayaking, gardening, knitting, and following the high school basketball teams but favorite role was that of grandmother to Despe, Jadyn, Levi, Josslyn, and great- grandmother to Devlin.
She is survived by her mother, Tillie Grindle of Little Deer Isle; daughter, Ronda Dodge of Hermon; son, Carroll Dodge Jr. and his wife, Kellie, and their children, Jadyn, Levi, Josslyn of Dedham; granddaughters, Despe Dodge Lebel and her husband, Fred, and their son, Devlin of Brooksville; sisters, Judy Eaton of Little Deer Isle, and Linda Closson of Brooksville; brother, Kevin Grindle of Little Deer Isle; honory granddaughter, Genevieve Shepard; and many nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Carroll L. Dodge; and father, Herbert Grindle.
A service of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. March 30, at Saunders Memorial Congregational Church, Little Deer Isle. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Veronica's memory may be made to the D.I.S. Jr. Sr. Athletic Booster Club, care of Matt Larsen, 251 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.