Arnold "Spunky" Dodge NEWPORT — Arnold E. "Spunky" Dodge, 86, passed away on Jan. 10, 2022, at Bartow Hospital in Bartow, Florida. Spunky was born in Newport on Jan. 17, 1935, to the late Frank and Dorothy (Morris) Dodge. After graduating from Towle High School in 1955, he opened and ran his own barber shop, Dodge's Barber Shop, for 42 years. Spunky loved playing football in high school, becoming a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Lion's Club, and a lifelong congregant of St. Patrick Church. He enjoyed going to Florida in the winter, hunting, fishing and gardening - although he gave away most of what he grew. He and his late wife loved to travel, visiting all 50 states. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Karlene (Cuthburt) Dodge; and his children, Dakari Dodge and Dexter Dodge. Surviving family includes his sons, Arnold Dodge II, of Newport, New Hampshire, and Derek Dodge and partner Chris Dillon, of Florida; his lady friend, Janet Fenoff, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont; and many good friends at Good Life RV Park in Bartow, Florida. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in the spring of 2022 at St. Patrick Church in Newport, New Hampshire. Burial will immediately follow in North Newport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Spunky's name can be made to St. Patrick Memorial Fund, 32 Beech St., Newport, NH 03773; or the Sullivan County Humane Society, P.O. Box 11, Claremont, NH 03743. Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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