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Esther Bodie

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Esther Bodie RHINEBECK- Esther Bodie, 85, of Ferncliff Drive, Rhinebeck, formerly of Prince Street and 1 Albany Avenue, Kingston, died Saturday July 13, 2013 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital. Born in Kingston on Jan. 11, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Alice Williams. Raised in Glasco, Esther was employed as a seamstress in the local garment industry. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and participated in the foster grandparent program for the Kingston City Schools. Surviving are her sons, Howard A. Bodie, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Kingston, Burton Bodie and his wife Karen of Kingston; sisters, Irene Dutcher, Louise Palen, and Pauline Ellsworth; grandchildren, Seth and David Bodie, Jennifer Whispell, Patricia Martone and Albert Bodie. Six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive. Her husband, Howard A. Bodie, Sr., died in 1984. A sister, Beatrice Bodie also died previously. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc., 27 Smith Avenue. www.jvleahyfh.com Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday 12 noon at the funeral home. Reverend Darlene Kelley officiating. Burial Wiltwyck Cemetery.

Published in the Daily Freeman on July 16, 2013
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