Edward James Bodell

Date of Passing:

June 25, 2017

Bodell, Edward James, “Bud,” 89, of Terrance Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on June 25, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris C. (Audette) Bodell for 61 years.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late James E. and Anna (Phillips Ryan) Bodell, he lived in Riverside for 85 years.

Mr. Bodell was a salesman and investigator for the Providence Gas Co. for 30 years before retiring in 1991.

Edward was a communicant of St. Brendan Church.

Mr. Bodell was a United States Army Veteran serving in Germany with Company D, 29TH Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army Forces Europe during World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Donna Dupuis and her husband Michael of Lincoln; a son, Michael Bodell and his wife Karen (Durfee) Bodell of Riverside; four grandchildren, Jason, Michaela, Kaitlin and Ryan; two great granddaughters, Ryleigh and Ava and two sisters, Dorothea Hoskins of California and Phyllis Schifino of Riverside.

His funeral will be held on Friday June 30, 2017 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.

Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Edward’s memory to Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Donna and Family,
    Your Father was a wonderful man and lived a good long life! He missed your mother so much and just had to go be with her! He is at peace now and happy to be back with the love of his life! He will still be with you always, guiding you with big decisions and for Michaela’s wedding! You were a wonderful daughter to both your Father and your Mother! You are in my thoughts and my prayers!

  2. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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