Fay R. Bodner, 91


PROVIDENCE – Fay Bodner died July 27.
A daughter of the late Paul and Sylvia (Lichtenstein) Robin, she spent the last eight years living near her daughter in Leeds, Mass.

She was predeceased by her husband, Nathaniel M. Bodner, to whom she was married for 50 years.

Born in Providence, she earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a certificate of advanced graduate studies from Rhode Island College.

She started her career as a social worker, then worked as a public school teacher and later became the first consultant for gifted students for the Rhode Island State Department of Education. She then served as assistant to the commissioner of education for special populations.

In retirement, she and her husband lived in Treasure Island, Fla. and Provincetown, Mass.; she moved to Clearwater, Fla., in 1996.

She leaves her daughter Jill Lester and her husband Howard of Northampton, her son Peter Bodner and his wife Catherine of Providence, and her four granddaughters and their families, Ilana and Jose Moreno of New York City, Aviva and Mark Sieber and Tali of Northampton, Rachel and Joseph Abatecola and Ian, Wesley and Miles of Cranston and Tovah and James Muro, and Ethan and Josephina, also of Cranston.

Donations may be sent to the Deaconess Abundant Life Communities or to the Masonic Health System.