Obituary of Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Boddie

Betty Boddie

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Boddie, 82, of Great Barrington died Thursday February 1, 2018 at her home. Betty was born in Great Barrington on January 10, 1936 daughter of George P. Jr. and Helen (Verchot) Atwood. She was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1953. Betty worked as a secretary, clerk and tax collector for the Town of Great Barrington for 20 years, 1952 to 1972, then at M.T. Cavanaugh as a bookkeeper and manager from 1972 to 1982 and from 1982 till her retirement in 1995 she worked as a manager of College Services for Simons College. She was a communicant of Saint Peter’s Church, a member of the Thursday Morning Club and enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. Betty was also a former special policewoman for the Town of Great Barrington, a volunteer at Fairview Hospital and Marion Father’s Helpers. Betty’s husband, John P. Boddie who she married May 7, 1955 in Saint Peter’s Church in Great Barrington by Fr. Karrigan predeceased her on September 16, 2017. Betty is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” Kinne, Jean Welch and husband Joe, Mary Cahill and husband Bill, Ann Brassard and significant other Andy West, two brothers, Thomas P. Atwood and Richard B. Atwood, two sisters, Mary Ryan and Teresa Bannon, six grandchildren, Shawn Kinne, Daniel Kinne, Victoria Welch, Julia Welch, Lindsie Hotaling and Samantha Brassard and four great grandchildren, Emmett, Eleanor, Malcolm and Chloe. In addition to her husband John, Betty was predeceased by two daughters, Barbara Jean Boddie and Theresa Ann Boddie, grandson Michael Hotaling Jr. and great grandson Owen Kinne.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Elizabeth “Betty” Boddie will be held on Thursday February 8 at 10:00 AM at Saint Peter’s Church with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Peter’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday February 8 at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Betty’s memory may be made to either Thursday Morning Club or Saint Peter’s Church Restoration Fund or Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.

5 Responses to Obituary of Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Boddie

  1. Very sad to read of Betty’s passing. We had so much fun bowling!! I will never forget her Chiquita Banana. Great family with a lot of fun memories! My condolences to the Boddie women and family’s. Rest peacefully, and may your spirit be free.🕊💞

  2. My deepest condolences. I met your Mom when my mother became her roommate at Mt. Carmel Care. Such a lovely lady. Really enjoyed our conversations. May she be at peace now with her husband, I know how much she missed him. God Bless 🙏

  3. So sorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Betty. I have fond memories of her from growing up on Russell Street and all the family gatherings She was always so nice to us and always had a smile on her face. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  4. I am so sorry to read that Betty has passed away. She had a difficult job at Simon’s Rock but was always graceful and helpful. I missed her when she retired. Always enjoyed running into her in the stores and catching up. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. My condolences to the Bodie family. So sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs

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