MacDonnell, Barbara Barbara Anne (Bodensiek) MacDonnell passed from this life on January 6, 2016 in Houston, Texas. She was born July 20, 1948 in Saginaw, Michigan. Barbara grew up in Pearl River and graduated from Pearl River High School and Ithaca College. Through the years Barbara was a teacher, a Girl Scout volunteer as a troop leader and also as a Membership Development Coordinator, and most recently, a teacher of Continuing Christian Education at her local church. Barbara had a great passion for reading and teaching, as well as researching history and government and sharing those discoveries with others. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Daniel G. MacDonnell (2011) and her parents, Edwin William Bodensiek, Sr. (1971) and Rita Marie (Schubart) Bodensiek (2012). Barbara is survived by her sister Deborah Glisci and husband Ronald of Airmont, NY and brothers William C. Bodensiek of Pearl River, NY and Edwin W. Bodensiek Jr. and wife Suzanne of Wrentham, MA, as well as her cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation is Friday, from 7-9 pm at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 am, St. Margaret's Church, Pearl River, NY, followed by burial in St. Paul's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY.
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