Robert "Bob" Bodoin, 81 of The Villages, FL. Our lives go on without you, as you’ve boarded the train to heaven. Our hearts may be saddened, but we’re comforted in knowing you’re free of pain and relishing in the everlasting beauty of heaven.
You were born in Boston, Massachusetts as the first son to Robert B. Bodoin, of Medford, MA. & Priscilla Traverse Bodoin, formerly of Whitefield, NH. Somerville became the back drop of your childhood home with your parents and brother, James F. Bodoin.
As a proud American, you enlisted in the US Army Reserve and received an honorable discharge. The great love of your life was Joan Heald, also of Somerville, Ma. An enduring love, which recently celebrated 57 years of marriage. As husband and wife, you chose the city of Medford to raise your children, Michelle, Robbie and Steven.
After working a variety of jobs, you opted to embark on the path of an entrepreneur. Dealer Towing Service, Inc. was born and flourished in the City of Medford as the premier Towing and Recovery provider for local municipalities, State Police, Commercial accounts and the motoring public. You became active with the Statewide Towing Association of Massachusetts as an area director and became an Honorary Lifetime member. In addition, you opened another automotive business, Medford Auto Body, which resided on Riverside Avenue in Medford for many years. As a smart businessman, you invested wisely in real estate and owned multiple pieces of real estate in Medford as well as New Hampshire, Georgia, Maine and Florida.
After many years as a Medford resident, you decided to move north and resided in Wilmington, MA before relocating to Lancaster, NH. While residing in New Hampshire, you acquired Crossroads Truck Stop and the Lancaster Diner in Lancaster, NH., which became family run businesses. Eventually, you opted for a warmer climate and chose to live in Jefferson, GA., which was closer to your daughter Michelle and her family. You loved to drive and spent endless hours driving the country with your wife Joan in an RV. During your later years, you opted to reside in both Moultonborough, NH and The Villages, FL. Not to mention, the camp in Danforth, ME which was the family vacation spot back in the day.
Over the years, you were an avid stamp collector and train collector. The entire immediate family has either received a box delivery for you of trains or has been tasked by you to lift and relocate the tremendous collection as you moved about the east coast. You also loved to gamble and play the lottery.
Dad, you finally hit the lottery and we can only imagine the massive train room you now have before you. May you enjoy everlasting life on the Bodoin Express. All aboard! Choo-choo and God Bless America! We miss you dearly and look forward to the train ride ahead.
The loved ones riding the train with you, parents Robert B. Bodoin & Priscilla Traverse Bodoin along with your cherished son, Robbie Bodoin. Family members still awaiting a chance to punch a ticket on the Bodoin Express, your beloved wife, Joan D. Bodoin of the Villages, FL., daughter, Michelle Bodoin Bergeron & George Bergeron of Grayson, GA., and son, Steven Bodoin and Michelle Castronovo Bodoin of Dunstable, MA. Plus, grandchildren Britney and Amanda Bergeron of Atlanta, GA., Riley and Ryan Bodoin of Dracut, MA. And Brayden and Brianna Bodoin of Dunstable, MA. Along with your dear brother, James F. Bodoin of Sudbury, MA. and nieces Christine Bodoin Anderson and Suzanne Bodoin.
Family and friends are cordially invited to visiting hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park Street, North Reading, on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 from 4 to 8pm.
Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 13th at 10:00am followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading.
In lieu of flowers, Bob's family has asked that donations may be made in his memory to the Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation at www.t2t.org.
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