Elizabeth A. Driscoll Bodwell, 80, of Andover, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Lewiston, Dec. 10, 1931, a daughter of the late Francis and Annie (Sullivan) Driscoll. As a young child, she moved to Bath and had to overcome many hardships. Her strength helped her through life and she graduated from Morse High School in 1949, then went on to attend Bates College, with a full boat scholarship and graduated in the Class of 1953.
Elizabeth married the love of her life, James H. Bodwell, June 25, 1960. She was a homemaker and enjoyed following her two children in school activities, sports, being a room mom and she was also the neighborhood mom and the party planner.
She leaves her husband of 52 years, James Bodwell of Andover; a son, Richard Bodwell; a daughter, Deborah Bodwell-Travers; four grandsons, Justin, Luke, Zack and Jimmy; a brother, William Driscoll; two sisters, Rosalie Hames and Mary Tucker; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Katherine, Dorothy, Marguerite and Beatrice; and three brothers, Frank, John and Daniel.
You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Elizabeth's life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.
Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner Street, Auburn at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A reception will be held following the service at The VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Avenue, Auburn.