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Barbara Joy “Dodie” Waller

Barbara Joy “Dodie” Waller, 66, of Rowley, died January 30, 2021, at her home after a long illness.

Dodie attended Chatham High School and Vermont College. Her career was in Information Technology.  She owned a private consulting company before she entered the public sector, finishing her career at The New England Aquarium as the Director of Information Technology where she made many life-long friends over eighteen years.

Her connection to Chatham remained throughout her life, spending many weekends with her parents and her brothers and their families beaching, boating, sailing and enjoying cookouts on the deck.   She enjoyed traveling to different parts of the world with her friends and Karen.  She had a passion for genealogy, was a Daughter of the Mayflower, and traced her family back to many of the Pilgrims who came on the Mayflower and even further back to England. In addition to these interests, Dodie enjoyed all sports, playing them and watching them.  Her favorite spectator sport was Baseball, a true Red Sox fan, and attended many games at Fenway.  Dodie loved technology, whether a new computer, an Apple watch, a new TV, a new phone, she loved it all. Mostly, “Captain” Dode enjoyed driving her Boston Whaler, “Nautigull” to Plum Island, Crane Beach and occasionally to Gloucester, with her first mate, Karen and many of her friends and family.  She and Karen would spend countless hours on the beaches enjoying the sun, the sand, and picnics.  Dodie and Karen enjoyed their home in Naples, FL, as well, escaping the cold New England winters.

Dodie was a gentle, kind-hearted, loving, brave and courageous soul.  She loved her family and friends and lived life to the fullest.

She is survived by her spouse of thirty-eight years, Karen Carceo, their kitties, Spikey and Lily, her brothers, John C. Waller and his wife Terry, Geoffrey S. Waller and his wife Jeanne, Robert F. Waller and his wife Vicki, and Thomas J. Waller. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Paula J. Carceo and Wendy M. Maguire and her husband Brian, as well as many nephews and nieces and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents John C. Waller and Mary V. (Farwell) Waller.

Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Anna Jaques Cancer Center Giving Fund, c/o Dr. Jonathan Eneman, 1 Wallace Bashaw Junior Way, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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