Dorothy Dottie Bodry

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Dorothy "Dottie" Bodry, a former long time resident of Inverness, died peacefully of natural causes at home in Myakka City, FL on Friday, January 15th.
Born and raised in St Gabriel's Parish, Chicago, she and her husband, Frank J. Bodry, moved to Miami, FL shortly after their wedding in 1943. Except for a couple of years in Arkansas, they lived in Miami prior to their move to Inverness in 1981, where they bought and restored a beautiful old farmhouse.
Dottie worked as waitress, restaurant manager, and school bus driver. A brilliant seamstress, she sewed for her family and friends and took writing classes on the side. In Inverness, she was a receptionist for Crown Travel and spent her off hours volunteering with Hospice, the Inverness Historical Society, and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. After Frank's death in 2000, Dottie enjoyed intensifying her volunteerism and leisure activities, her favorite of which were visiting her children and reading. One of the highlights of her life was visiting Ireland with her daughters on her 80th birthday and sharing tea with a cousin in the County Mayo house where her mother grew up.
With her health failing, in 2012 Dottie moved to the Sarasota area where she lived happily with her daughters until the end of her life.
She is survived by her sister, Theresa Hughes of Chicago, her children and their spouses, Jeffery and Theo Bodry of Bisbee, AZ, Penelope Bodry-Sanders and Mackarness Goode of Myakka City, FL, and Deborah Cochran of Bradenton, FL, her grandchildren Gwendolyn, Adrian, and Kendra Bodry and Kipling Sanders, and two great grandchildren.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 21, 2016