Obituary: Michael Bodi, 64, of Chester

Michael L. Bodi  64, of Chester, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

He was born Aug. 14, 1955 in Vallejo, Calif., to Louis and Margaret (York) Bodi.

Mr. Bodi was a licensed master plumber and was a plumbing and heating contractor in the area for many years.

From 1972 to 1975, Mr. Bodi served in the U.S. Navy (Seabees), and was a  member of the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 723 in Chester and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Bodi is survived by his sister Cindy (Louis) Raimondi of Staten Island, N.Y., his brother Louis (Val) Bodi of Middletown, N.J, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister Monica (Nick) Capano on Jan. 2, 2003.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St. in Springfield, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 11 with the service immediately following at the chapel conducted by the American Legion.

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  1. Brad Talbot says:

    My sympathies to the family. I did not learn of Mike’s passing until I spoke with GJ Garrow, State Plumbing Inspector, on Thursday, March 5th.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Mike decades ago at one of the first Vermont Licensed Plumber’s Association (VLPA) meeting. Mike was one of a small core of licensees who believed that plumbing in Vermont could benefit from our input. He remained a loyal member until his health problems curtailed his involvement.

    I remember Mike’s phone call to me concerning his situation. He was a loyal and level-headed individual. He sent me wonderful photos of substandard plumbing he happened to find — which I published in the VLPA newsletter. Mike was a proud veteran and a hard worker. Rest in Peace Mike.

  2. David Howald says:

    Rest in peace Michael.

    From a fellow tradesman.

  3. Jack Carroll says:

    I knew Mike for over 25 years. He was by far the best at his trade I have seen. Working with Mike helping us out at Green Mt. for the last 20 years, and working at our home also.
    One of our memories is when he came to our house to replace our kitchen faucet. The first thing he said upon entering was this was his last official job, he was retiring due to his health.
    We talked about it for some time he did the job and was on his way. Mike was a good man and left us way to soon. Rest In Peace my friend.

  4. Mary Kay Snyder Solt says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a great mentor in researching my Bodi family history. He even came to for a visit when he was in Ohio awhile ago. I had a long conversation with him a few years ago when he was first diagnosed. He has been in my prayers. I will miss his beautiful photos, maple syrup and endless supply of genealogy! RIP Mike.

  5. Mary Putnam says:

    Mike was a good neighbor and friend. May he rest in peace!