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Bonnie Jane (Coleman) Thayer

March 28, 1945 — February 3, 2024

Bonnie Thayer, a beacon of warmth and wisdom, departed from our world on February 3, 2024. Born on March 28, 1945, in Ironwood, Michigan, Bonnie's life was a testament to strength, resilience, and boundless love. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1963. She then received her Associate's Degree from Gogebic Community College in 1965 and her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in 1967.  She dedicated her life to education, guiding countless young minds in Anoka, Minnesota, Mantowok, Wisconsin, and finally in Winchendon, Massachusetts, where she served first as a First Grade Teacher and then as a Special Needs Teacher until her retirement. Her love for learning and teaching was only surpassed by her love for her loved ones and her community.
 Bonnie's passion for life was evident in her many hobbies. She was an avid gnome collector, a fervent reader of Cozy Mysteries, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, and a keen gardener. Her love for Wells Beach, Maine, was a testament to her appreciation of nature's beauty. As a proud member of the United Parish in Winchendon, she served various committees over the years. Bonnie was also a part of the Woman's Fellowship and in her youth, the Daughters of Job. Her life was brimming with vigor and a never-ending pursuit of knowledge, love, and service.
 Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, John Thayer, her two daughters - Melissa and Meghan Thayer, her brother David Coleman, her sister-in-law Wendy Thayer, her brother-in-law David (Rhonda) Thayer and her nieces and nephews - Lynn Coleman, Kevin (Andrea) Coleman, and Jennifer (Brian) Goodman. Devin (Justine) Thayer, Daniel Thayer, Sarah Thayer, Caitlin Thayer, and three great nephews and a great niece. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Jr., and Margret Coleman.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, from 5:00 -7:00 pm in the Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, Massachusetts, 01475. The funeral service will follow on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 11:00 am in United Parish Church, 39 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 014

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the United Parish of Winchendon. 

We invite you to leave your memories, stories, and photos of Bonnie on the memorial page. Your contributions will help us remember and celebrate Bonnie's remarkable life. Let us remember her not with sorrow, but with the joy and warmth she brought into our lives, at
 Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, funeral directors. 


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Friday, February 9, 2024

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

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