Geraldine J. (Day) Bodwell,
84, loving wife of James E. Bodwell of Edge Street, died Saturday,
July 9, 2016 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following
her long illness.
Born in Gloucester
February 11, 1932, daughter of the late Frederick M. and Margaret
(Penney) Day, she was raised in Gloucester where she attended public
schools. Married on July 3, 1953 the Bodwells raised their family
from their home on Appleton Park.
Mrs. Bodwell enjoyed
traveling, music, and dancing. The most important part of her life
was her loving family. She enjoyed going to and being a part of her
grandchildren's many activities.
In addition to her husband
of sixty-three years she is survived by a daughter Diana L. Taylor
of Ipswich and son James E. Bodwell, Jr. and his wife Nancy of
Ipswich and four grandchildren, James Bodwell, III and his wife
Brittany and their two sons Kendall and Kellan all of Royal Palm
Beach, FL, Matthew Taylor of Ipswich, Allison Papaefthemiou and her
husband Sam and children Kaiden and Lilliana of Haverhill, and Ryan
Taylor and his wife Jessica Cook of Ipswich. She is also survived by
her sister Emma Shea of Gloucester and many nephews and nieces. She
was the mother-in-law of the late Myron Taylor formerly of Ipswich
and the youngest sister of the late Frederick Day formerly of
Gloucester, Margaret McGrath and Dorothy Rizzotti both formerly of
Essex and Kathleen Surette formerly of Rockport.
Visiting hours are Tuesday 4 to 7 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment in the Cowles Memorial
Cemetery, Ipswich will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to Ipswich Caring Inc. c/o
First Ipswich Bank, 31 Market Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.