MANCHESTER – Jacqueline “Jackie” Bodine will be remembered by family and friends for her compassion and diligence in helping people in all stages of their lives.
Bodine had been a member of the Executive Board of the Albert Music Hall in Waretown. She served as a trustee for the Ocean County Foundation for Vocational Technical Education, the fundraising arm for the Vo-Tech school.
In her early professional career in banking and finance, she became the youngest woman to be promoted to a corporate officer position.
She had served on the board of education in New City, New York, which whetted her appetite for public service.
She spent summers at the Jersey shore, running Bil-Lee’s Ice Cream in Ortley Beach with her husband, Bill.
After Bill passed in 2007, she joined Ocean County Memorial Park Waretown & Toms River as a Family Service Counselor. She represented Memorial Park at the Southern Ocean, Barnegat, and Toms River Chambers of Commerce.
“Throughout her life, she volunteered her time at community events, guided families through grief, and shared many home-cooked meals. She constantly expressed her love and had countless stories to share. While her life was full of academic and career-based successes, she was the most happy with her family surrounding her. Jackie was an ever-loved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend, and community member. She possessed a sense of humor, a wildly unique style, and the ability to light up a room with ease which will never be forgotten. She passed away peacefully at the age of 85,” her obituary stated.
She is survived by her brother, Michael D’Antuono and his wife, Betty; her daughter, Lisa Latori; son, William H Bodine III and his wife, Stefanie; granddaughter Carina Duffy, and many cousins, nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at Ocean County Memorial Park (280 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown). Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. with a short service at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (180 County Rd 539, Manchester Township).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Albert Music Hall C/O Pinelands Cultural Society
P.O. Box 657 Waretown, NJ 08758 Memo: In Memory Jackie Bodine.