Mrs. Hipolita Mercedes Hodge – van Arneman

Mrs. Hipolita Mercedes Hodge – van Arneman

“The LORD is my shepherd. I shall not be in want. he restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”

Psalm 23. 

We sadly announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Foster-Mother,

Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, Sister, Sister-in-law, Aunt and Friend. 

Mrs. Hipolita Mercedes Hodge – van Arneman

Better known as “Pola”, “Paula”, “Polita” or “Zuster van Arneman”

Sunrise: 8th of October 1941       Sunset: 8th of February 2024 


Filomeno Douglas (Dudu) van Arneman†


Claire-Lune and Gregory van Arneman - Isidora (Netherlands)

Tymek Angela (Netherlands)


Zane van Arneman – Isidora (Netherlands)

Rajee Isidora (Netherlands)


Prudencia Bryson – Hodge†


Victoriano Hodge†


Carmencita (Canny) Hodge (Netherlands)

Victoria (Toto) and Tomasito (Tom) Hodge - Gibbs (Aruba)

Altagracia (Alty) Hodge†

Guillermo Hodge (Netherlands)

Ignacio (Nacio) Hodge (Netherlands)

Silverio (Silly) and Mareica Hodge (Netherlands)

Arsenio Hodge (Netherlands)

Reina (Reinita) Hodge (Netherlands)

Nephews and Nieces:

Minerva Hodge and Family (Netherlands)

Arielle Foy and Family (Netherlands)

Diobanis (Dio) Foy and Family (Netherlands)

Dionne Morris (Aruba)

Marco Richardson and Family (Netherlands)

Akelis Sibelo and Family (Netherlands)

Allesio Hodge and Family (Netherlands)

Tielso Hodge and Family (Netherlands)

Jarzinho Hodge (Netherlands)

Jeremy Hodge (Aruba)

Niyala Bottse (Netherlands)

Asaya Bottse and Family (Netherlands)


Yolanda Maduro†, Nereida Tondu, Elva Tondu, Sonia Tondu, Lydia Tondu,  Roberto Farell†,

Casimiro Hodge, Olivo Hodge, Olivia Hodge, Francisca Hodge, Panchito Hodge,

Patricia Hodge, Anthonio Flanders, Patrick Gumbs, Teolinda Laurence Gumbs†,

Terry Gumbs, Freddy Gumbs, Dean Gumbs, Jeany Gerot, Richard Gerot,

Maximo Gumbs, Jeffrey Gumbs, Anthonio Mingo and many more. 

Good friends:

Josette Richardson, Valencia Griffin, Mercedes Paul†, Laidima Monteiro Dos Santos.

All the colleagues whom she worked with at the San Pedro Hospital and the Horacio Oduber Hospital (HOH) in Aruba.

Related to families:

Hodge, Bryson, Bute, Arrindell, Arrundel, van Arneman, van der Wal Arneman,

Isidora,  Beaumont, Janga, Tschumie, Sint-Jago, Goeloe, Bernabela, Davelaar,

Piar, Oleana, Mercera,  Wout, Martinus, Neuman, Willems, Elisabeth, Valentijn,

Pourier, Coffie, Seraus, Martijn,  Anthony, Finies, Bernadina, Winklaar, Valdez,

Bart, Kleinmoedig, Felida, Panneflek, Pietersz, Statie, Nicolaas, Santiago, Beukenboom,

Wanga, Trinidat, Gibbs, Foy, Sophia, Schenker, Maxwell, Thomas, Emerenciana,

Martinez, Maduro, Vrolijk, Gumbs, Hill, Richardson, Tondu, Woods, Le Grand, Hugh Sue,

Provence, Angela, Toddman, Wieske, Caldera, Best, Ignacio, Smeets, Menten,

v/der Meent, Kolfin, Mathew, Hughes, Klop, Winkster, Heyliger, Bailey, Cagli, 

Monteiro Dos Santos, Henriques, Van Dijk, Jeroe, Santman, Ramada, Bolenius,

Citroën, Charles,  Moerman, Griffin, Paul, Matos, Boekhoudt, Bardouille, Hassel,

Murray, De Haan, Williams,  Browne, Berkel, Abrahams, Bombach, Bennett, Rivers, Semele 

We extend our heartfelt apologies if, amidst our grief, anyone has been inadvertently overlooked. 

The funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024,

at Dela Uitvaart, located at Boezemsingel 35, 3034 EC, Rotterdam.

The service will run from 13:00 to 14:30. Your punctuality is appreciated. 

Livestream and condolences registry link:

Please use the provided link to access the funeral service,

light a digital candle, leave a message, share a picture,

upload a video, share music, or simply remember Hipolita.

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After the funeral service, we kindly ask for no visitors at home.


At a later time in the year, there will be a service for Hipolita held in Aruba, followed by her interment on the island. We will notify family, friends, and loved ones of the specific date.


In honor of Hipolita's memory and the solemnity of this occasion, we kindly request that all attendees dress in neat, formal attire, exemplifying the elegance that she herself embodied. Suits are encouraged for gentlemen, and equivalent attire is appreciated for ladies. We fondly remember Mrs. Hipolita's impeccable sense of style.