HUDSON —Marian "Molly" Storrs Bodden of Laurel Lake, Hudson, Ohio passed away May 28, 2020. Molly was born and raised in Lockport, NY, the youngest of three children of Marian (Walker) and Ellsworth Storrs. She earned an undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College, a MEd at Harvard University; she studied literacy and learning disabilities at Georgia State University and art classes at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Glasgow School of Art and Kent State University. While in Cambridge.MA she met and fell in love with Paul H. Bodden to whom she was married happily for 62 years. The couple raised three children, Lynn Carman Bodden (Peter JB Carman), Suzanne Fondriest (Fabian) and Kurt Storrs Bodden. Molly and Paul welcomed AFS students Guiseppe “Beppe” Spiga and Claudia Kessler Bodian into the family for life.
Beginning in childhood, Molly enjoyed swimming and tennis. She loved music. An artist in her own right - drawing, watercolor painting and sculpture, Molly was a patron of the arts, serving as a docent at the Akron Art Museum and attending symphony concerts in Cleveland. An educator by training, she was a lifelong advocate for public education and literacy. She was active in local bond issues on behalf of Hudson City Schools and the Hudson Library and Historical Society. Her life with Paul was full of adventure camping, canoeing, and bicycling. After Paul’s retirement, the couple traveled extensively across the globe, often welcoming the family to join them. Guiding the family through multiple moves, she created a home of beauty and hospitality, most recently at Laurel Lake.
Predeceased by her husband, Molly is survived by her three children, five grandchildren, Luke Carman (Andi Mariategui) Ben Carman-Brown (Shelli), Fabian P. (Kristen Steagall), Natalie and Leo Fondriest and a great-granddaughter, Ida.
A celebration of Molly’s life will be held at a later date. Her family is grateful to the staff in the Palliative Care Unit of Akron City Hospital. Memorial gifts may be made to the Hudson Library and Historical Society, the Cleveland Orchestra or the Akron Art Museum.
Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Hudson, OH. (330-650-4181) www.johnsonromito.com (HH, 6/3/20)
Published on May 30, 2020