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Oliver H. P. Rodman

November 2, 1932 ~ July 23, 2021 (age 88)

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Oliver Hazard Perry Rodman Jr., 88 of Hingham, Massachusetts, died on Friday, July 23rd, 2021.  Oliver was born in Brookline to Oliver Hazard Perry Rodman and Dorothea (Heath)  Rodman on November 2, 1932.  He grew up in Brookline and attended the Park School, Rivers Country Day School and Brown University.  He served in the U. S. Navy on the island of Guam from 1952 to 1954 and at Fort Meade in Maryland from 1954 to 1956. He married Cynthia Carr in 1954 and they raised four children in Hingham. Oliver worked in Sales at the Boston Globe, retiring in 1994 as Vice President of Advertising after 36 years. 

“Ollie” enjoyed his family, birds, nature, traveling and gardening.  He was inquisitive and curious, willing to engage with everyone he encountered.  When you would see him, he would be interested in everything about you, making you feel special.  He found joy and humor in every situation.

He leaves his wife of 66 years, Cynthia of Hingham, daughter Heath of Norwood, son Stephen of Boston and daughter Lydia and her husband Listo Fisher of Brookline.  He also leaves his brother Franklin of Brunswick, Maine, daughter-in-law Mariellen of Sandwich and grand-daughters Laurel of Rochester, New York and Anna of Sandwich, and many nieces and nephews.  He is pre-deceased by his son Matthew and brother Reginald.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham, Massachusetts.  Burial at a later date. 

Donations in his memory can be made to….

Matthew P. Rodman Scholarship Fund

c/o Chewonki Foundation

485 Chewonki Neck Road

Wiscassett, ME 04578



Maine Coast Heritage Trust

1 Bowdoin Mill Island

Suite 201

Topsham, ME 04086

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