Barbara Jane Fillmore Rodman, 79, of Tolland died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Manchester Memorial Hospital.  She was born December 8, 1935 in Bronxville, NY to the late Granville and Mary Elizabeth (Jorgensen) Fillmore. She grew up in a town she retained a life-long love for-Darien, CT. 

Barbara attended Russell Sage College in Troy, NY after which she married Beverley R. Rodman, Jr. in 1956 in Darien.  She retired after working for 28 years from the University of Connecticut as the Administrative Assistant of The Executive MBA Program.  She was a very active parishioner at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, CT where she resided for more than 50 years. 

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Virginia Rodman-Murphy and her husband, William Murphy of Andover, CT ; her son Mason Randolph Rodman and his wife, Thomai Rodman of Tolland, CT; her granddaughter Evelyn Elizabeth Jane Murphy and her grandsons Gregory Thomas Rodman and Bradley Malcolm Rodman; her sister in law, Helene Fillmore and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her three younger brothers; Malcolm, Stuart and Douglas Fillmore. She was much loved and will be a greatly missed mother, grandmother and friend.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 10:00 am at The United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT.  Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road, Tolland is assisting the family with arrangements.  For online condolences please visit