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Geraldine A. Bonner

February 26, 1935 — December 17, 2023

Hudson, MA

Geraldine “Gerry” A. (Walsh) Bonner passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023, at her home. She was 88 years old.

Born on February 26, 1935, in Stoneham, MA, Gerry was the beloved daughter of Michael and Bertha Walsh. She attended Everett High School and graduated with the Class of 1953. After high school, Gerry went to work in Boston as an operator at the phone company. There, she would meet the love of her life, William Bonner. Gerry continued to work at the phone company in various roles on and off while raising her nine children. She retired from Verizon with 35 years of service.

Raising her children and being part of her grandchildren’s lives were proud moments for Gerry. She also enjoyed traveling with friends and family, attending Sunday Mass, listening to music, watching old mystery shows, driving her Cadillac, and doing puzzles. Although cooking was not her favorite pastime, she knew how to feed a crowd. Hosting holidays were some of the brightest and most cherished times in her life, as well as weekly Sunday family dinners.

Gerry’s warm smile, kind-hearted nature, and comforting demeanor were treasured traits for those who loved her. Her nine children survive her: William Bonner and his wife Ann of Hudson, Michael Bonner of Hudson, Philip Bonner and his wife Brenda of Hudson, Donna Wingate of Merrimack, NH, Deborah Mannion and her husband Sean of Berlin, James Bonner and his wife Sharon of Hudson, Thomas Bonner of Hudson, Patrick Bonner and his wife Alison of Hudson, and Kelly Ethier and her husband Mark of Hudson; her grandchildren Colleen Streight, William Bonner, Maureen Bonner, James Bonner, Casey Markley, Eric Bonner, Paige Bonner, Jaclyn Bonner, Patrick Bonner, Shannon Bonner, Jennifer Wingate, Heather Wingate, Mary Wingate, Erin Mannion, William Mannion, John Mannion, Kara Mannion, Leah Bonner, Audrey Bonner, and Liam Ethier; her great-grandchildren Finnegan Bonner, Keegan Bonner, Declan Bonner, Colton Bonner, Kennedy Bonner, Brooks Markley, Elaina Bonner, and Beatrix Wingate; her sisters Mary Ann Howarth of Plymouth and Denise Rizza of Pepperell, and many nieces and nephews. Gerry is pre-deceased by her husband, William Bonner, her father, Michael Walsh, and her mother, Bertha Walsh.

Calling hours for Gerry will be held on Thursday December 28, 2023, from 4pm-7pm at Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 29, 2023, at 10am at Saint Michael Parish on 21 Manning Street, Hudson, MA; followed by a procession to Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Click Here To Donate

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Thursday, December 28, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home

50 Central St., Hudson, MA 01749

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, December 29, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Friday, December 29, 2023

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