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David E. Bodge
January 06, 2019


Laconia--- David E. Bodge, 70, died on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at home.

David was born on May 4, 1948 in Framingham, MA the son of Rev. Dr. James E. Bodge and Ruth (Baker) Bodge. He had been a resident of Laconia since 1983.

David worked as a radio broadcaster for various stations throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York. After retiring from thirty years in radio, David worked for the NH Department of Safety 911 education.

David enjoyed fishing, movies, cribbage, and history. He followed current events and had a calling for news radio. David always had a pun on the tip of his tongue. Above all he enjoyed time with his family and friends.

David is survived by his mother, Ruth (Baker) Bodge; his wife of forty-eight years, Nancy (Puchacz) Bodge; his son, Matthew Bodge; two daughters, Christine Bodge and Jennifer Dunleavy and her husband, Kevin; his granddaughter, Norah Dunleavy; two brothers, James Bodge and his wife, Joan and Lawrence Bodge and his wife, Joanie. David is predeceased by his father, Rev. Dr. James Bodge and his best friends, Jim Mitchell and Jack Thomas.

There will be no calling hours.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00am at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH, 03246.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd #200, Framingham, MA 01701or the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial goes to

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Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246