Catherine W. Bonner 91, passed away, Sunday January 26, 2020 at her home.
Born September 16, 1928 in Frackville, PA loving wife of Maurice, mother to John V. Bonner Sr. (Cindy) of Myrtle Beach, Lisa A. Bonner of New York, NY devoted grandmother of Catherine, John Jr., Joseph and Jaden and great grandmother to her precious Claire and Matthew. She is predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Maurice and 6 brothers and sisters.
She began her career with the Pennsylvania Bell Telephone Company, after marriage she became a devoted full-time mom who cheered the loudest of all the mom’s at Jack’s Little League games and Lisa’s softball and basketball games. She became the best loved Crossing Guard in the history of Warminster Township. Her love of music and singing made her a very popular and delightful draw at many of Myrtle Beach’s Karaoke venues...even well into her late eighties! Her genuine, thoughtful, thought provoking and frequent ‘Letters to the Editors’ of The Sun News over the last three decades featured her opinions on God, Family and Country. Each generally elicited numerous letters and comments of support and on occasions the odd one of disagreement which of course, ‘was wrong’!
In retirement she and her beloved ‘Maury’ moved to Garden City and became very active in St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church Parish and laterally at St Andrews Catholic Church.
‘God, Family, Country’ were the three words to which she devoted her life, and in them she had a life well lived.
A memorial mass will be 11:00 AM Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Saint Andrew Catholic Church with Father Joe Bongard President and Rector of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA. officiating.
Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Saint Andrew Catholic School Capital Fund, 3701 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
An online obit is available at msfh.net.
Created On: 01/28/2020 22:13:49
Dear Jack, Lisa, Cindy & family -
Our deepest sympathies for your loss - it’s huge!
I’ll always remember Aunt Kate as one of my most favorite aunts. She had an incredible, and infectious, capacity for love - and showed her love in every way. And, she taught those around her to trust, to deepen our experiences with God, and to work for what we wanted. She did this all with love, humor, song, and silliness at times; but always with deep affection. Those who crossed her path are indeed blessed.
May she be singing a duet with Uncle Maurice by her side.
Leslie & Frank Santacoce