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Joan Deborah (Heald) Bodoin

August 5, 1941 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 80)

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Joan Deborah Bodoin, beloved wife of the Late Robert P. Bodoin, passed away on Tuesday, April 19th,2022 at the age of 80.    She was born and raised in Somerville, Ma to the late Ronald and Beatrice (DeStefano) Heald. 

Joanie and her husband, Robert P. Bodoin celebrated 57 years of marriage and are now reunited in everlasting love.  Joan and Bob raised their children, Michelle, Robbie and Steven in Medford for many years.  Joan handled office work for the family businesses, Dealer Towing Service, Inc. and Medford Auto Body.  In addition, Joan also shared her joy of ceramics and opened a home studio teaching ceramics.

After many years, Joan and Bob moved to Wilmington, MA. Before relocating fulltime to their chalet in Lancaster, New Hampshire.  While in Lancaster, they owned the Lancaster Diner and Crossroads Truck Stop, which became family run businesses. Eventually, y’all moved to Jefferson, GA.   In later years, they opted to split their residence between Moultonborough, NH and The Villages, FL.

She loved traveling the country in an RV with her husband.  Not to mention many casino stays over the years as well.  She enjoyed her shows, music and word puzzles, along with her weekly hairdressing appointment.   She cherished her grandchildren and loved dogs. 

She leaves behind her daughter, Michelle & George Bergeron of Grayson, GA., her son Steven & Michelle Castronovo Bodoin of Dunstable, MA. And her grandchildren, Britney & Amanda Bergeron Atlanta, GA., Riley and Ryan Bodoin Dracut, MA. And Brayden and Brianna Bodoin of Dunstable, MA. Along with her brothers, Arthur Heald Somerville, MA., Ronald & Gerri Heald North Reading, MA., brother-in-law, James Bodoin of Sudbury, MA plus nieces and nephews.   She is predeceased by her son Robert S. Bodoin.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather with Joan’s family at Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. North Reading (corner of Park St. and Rt. 28 at the Reading line) on Wednesday, May 4th 4-8pm

Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, May 5th, 9 am followed by a funeral Mass celebrating Joan’s life at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington at 10 am.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joan’s memory to Tunnel to Towers at or to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at

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May 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cota Funeral Service

Funeral Mass
May 5, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Thomas of Villanova
126 Middlesex Ave.
Wilmington, MA 01887

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