Newtonville – Melody Rene Bohl, of Newtonville, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after an intense three-month battle with cancer.
Born on July 21, 1956 in Albany, New York, she was a daughter of the late Daniel C. and Norma (Deitz) Bohl. Melody moved to Boston to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Business at Boston University in 1986.
Melody adopted Boston as her home and lived in the area for the rest of her life. She went on to earn her Master's in Business Administration at Simmons College in 1987. Throughout her professional career, she held various management level jobs in Marketing at companies such as BankBoston, Marketing Advantage and Fidelity Investments. She also was founder and owner of the real estate company Carpe Diem of Newton.
Melody was also very proud of serving as the Managing Director of the Boston Chapter of Ladies Who Launch, a group dedicated to helping women start and grow their own businesses. She was a smart, independent woman who was also very loving and giving of her time and emotions. Both vivacious and determined, she had many interests, traveled the world, and had recently been learning to pilot helicopters.
She is survived by her brother, Daniel Bohl of Shrewsbury; her brother, Dr. Charles Bohl along with his wife Lisa and their children, Zachary, Sawyer, and Madison, of Miami, Florida; and her sister, Laura Bohl of Guilderland, New York.
Family and friends gathered to honor, remember, and celebrate Melody's life Oct. 28 in her home.