Current Board of Trustees member Victoria Alden Hamilton Blodgett, 59, died of cancer on November 4, 2020, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire.
A daughter of Jean Brown Blodgett and William Winthrop Blodgett, Jr. Victoria was born in Norwalk, CT on October 20, 1961. She grew up in Wilton, CT, and graduated from New Hampton School in 1980. She received her BA in American Studies and her MA in Education from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.
Her life’s work was as a graduate school administrator and career advisor at Cornell University, Yale University, University of Connecticut, and most recently at the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth College.
Victoria was an active and beloved member of the New Hampton School Board of Trustees for 11 years. The New Hampton School is naming the reading room in the newly renovated Gordon-Nash Library in her honor.
“Victoria’s passing is a significant loss for the New Hampton School family. She will be remembered for her unwavering commitment to our school and her eleven years of dedicated service as a board member. In her capacity on the board, she was a champion for process and the student experience, wanting to ensure that the DNA of Husky Nation rang true to our loyal alumni while also drawing admission candidates from around the globe.”
– Joe Williams, Head of School
Victoria was also a founder and president of the Graduate Career Consortium, and a founding member of the OutLoud Chorus in Ithaca, NY.
Victoria is survived by her partner of 31 years, Susan Overton of Quechee, VT; her 3 siblings: William W. Blodgett, III of Palm Beach, Fl; Jean Blodgett Bruns of Boxford, MA; Edward W. Blodgett of Rancho Santa Fe, CA; and 8 adored nieces and nephews.
There is no memorial service at this time. Victoria will be buried with her family in Oswego, NY. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, VT assisted with arrangements.
Gifts in memory of Victoria should be directed to the New Hampton School Advancement Office at 70 Main Street, New Hampton, NH 03256 or donate online at www.newhampton.org/giving.
RIP and God speed, Victoria. I enjoyed serving with you on the NHS board.