Barbara B. (Brady) Bodge

Barbara B. (Brady) Bodge, 86, of Mattapoisett passed away on Monday January 15, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Clifford A. Bodge.

Born in Taunton, the daughter of the late John J. and Helena (Parlow) Brady, she lived in Mattapoisett for many years.

Mrs. Bodge was formerly employed as a librarian at the Wareham Public Library. She later became a realtor for Jack Conway Real Estate, opening the Mattapoisett office where she was the manager for many years until her retirement.

She was a graduate of Simmons College, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science.

Barbara enjoyed spending time on the water, in both sailboats and motor boats. She especially loved the companionship of her dog, Ginger. She had been a library trustee for the Mattapoisett Public Library.

Survivors include her husband; four children, John E. Cornish and his wife Debra of Mattapoisett, Joan E. Gould and her husband Mark of Ipswich, William E. Cornish; and James M. Cornish of Wareham; her stepchildren, Lisa A. Hopkins and her husband Stephen of Westport, Bruce M. Bodge and his wife Lori of Taunton, Linda L. Haslehurst and her husband Bruce of Fairhaven, J. Thomas Bodge of Swansea, Lynne M. Zankman and her husband Daniel of Greenville, SC, and Leslie J. Bodge of Attleboro; a brother, John Francis Brady of Portsmouth, RI; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was the grandmother of the late Richard Gould, sister of the late Ann H. Bodge, and mother-in-law of the late Irene A. Bodge.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday January 19th at 9 am from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday January 18th from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to MattSail, P.O. Box 947, Mattapoisett, MA 02739 ( For directions and guestbook, please visit

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