Pamela Tosi Hodgkins of Deerfield, Mass., and Susan and Clinton Birch Jr. of Hubbardston, Mass., formerly of Readsboro, announce the engagement of their children, Merry Elizabeth Hodgkins and Clinton Birch III, both of Whitingham. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Robert C. Hodgkins Jr., and the granddaughter of the late Margaret and Robert C. Hodgkins of Northampton, Mass., and the late Palmyna and Byron Tosi of Boston and Cohasset, Mass. She is a graduate of the Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls, Mass., and receive her associate’s degree from Greenfield Community College. She is the general manager of Central Appliance, Inc., in West Brattleboro. The bridegroom-to-be is a graduate of the Charles H. McCann Technical School in North Adams, Mass., and is currently an electrician apprentice with J.C. Electric in Whitingham. He is the grandson of Bess Gottardi and the late Arnold Gottardi of North Adams, formerly of Readsboro, and of Barbara Birch and the late Clinton Birch Sr. of Readsboro. A summer 2014 wedding is planned.