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 Bodner, Lori
Born: 08/04/1956
Died: 02/10/2017
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Bodner, Lori

             Bodner, Lori age 60 of Hackettstown, NJ passed away suddenly following a brief illness Friday February 10, 2017 at the Morristown Medical Center. Born and raised in Newton, she has lived in Hackettstown for many years.

             A graduate of the Newton High School class of 1974, Lori earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami Florida. She began her career working as a summer school and substitute teacher followed by working for the NJ Herald as a reporter. For the past thirty years, Lori has enjoyed her work as a computer programmer with Selective Insurance of Branchville.

             With an ear for all kinds of music, she enjoyed playing the piano. She enjoyed learning, traveling and anything related to history. Lori will truly be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

             Ms. Bodner was pre deceased by her father Edward P. in 2012. Survivors include her loving mother Jean M. (Shafer) of Newton, her brother Gary of Andover, her beloved friend of many years Martin Winkler of Chester as well as her cherished pet cat “Louis” ie Armstrong.

             A memorial visitation will be held Friday February 17, 2017 from 7-9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. Newton, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Father John’s Animal House www.fatherjohnsanimalhouse.org.  

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My sympathy and prayers for the family and friends of Lori. Although I only knew her for a short time, I enjoyed conversations with her over the Sunday homily at Church. I will always remember the beautiful smile she had on her face when she would come up to receive Holy Communion--May she Live with the Lord our God forever! Fr. Bob Diachek
Msgr. Bob Diachek
Dear Mrs. B. and Gary, although Lori and I had not been in touch as often as we would have liked through the years, I will ALWAYS remember how close we were and the friendship we shared through childhood, teens, and young adulthood. She listened to me for hours, always supported me, and was always there for me. Although there were many memories I cherish, the main one is that we were at a movie, I believe it was called JESUS, and during the beatitudes, where Jesus says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see GOD", Lori leaned over to me and said "that's what you are". That was the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. She was a true friend, and I will NEVER forget her. Remember, Mrs. B., if you need me, I'm just up the street. God bless you and Gary through this terrible time. Love to you both. Linda
Linda Decker
Aunt Jean, Gary and Family. Very sorry to hear about Lori's passing. She was a great cousin. Thoughts and prayers!! Greg
Greg Bodner
Dear Aunt Jean and Gary, I am so sorry to hear about Lori's passing. I will always remember the smile on her face and her easy going personality. My fondest memory is of the time Lori took all five of us to see Fantasia. She was a real trooper, not an easy task! You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathy
Kathleen Frazier
Mrs.Bodner and Gary, So Sorry to hear of Lori's passing.There are only a few times in life that a very special friend comes along into your life,Lori was one of them.Back at the Newton Drive In,Our little circle of friends worked together,ate together,and went on day trips together.She will be always missed!
Charley Corey
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