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Frances C. (Roche) Bonnayer

April 3, 1946 ~ June 18, 2017 (age 71)

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Funeral Mass
June 22, 2017

10:00 AM
All Saints Church
17 North Street
Ware, MA 01082

Ware - Frances Catherine (Roche) Bonnayer was born in Brockton on April 3, 1946 to Winifred (Grundy) Roche and Leo Francis Roche of Stoughton, daughter-in-law of the late Ted and Bea Bonnayer.  Fran has six loving sisters Bea, Kathy, Freddie, Liz, Mary, and Pat.  She has wonderful brother-in-law’s Ed, Paul, Chip, and Tom, Frank, and Bob.


Frances married her best friend and love of her life, Richard (Dick) Bonnayer on December 26, 1965.  Together they have three loving children Michelle, Jeannine, and Ted, a wonderful daughter-in-law Lynn, and two amazing grandchildren Amelia and Andrew.


“Frannie” as she was known, has a huge circle of close friends and extended family who she spent many weekends and celebratory gatherings with.  Frannie and Dick were often the host’s celebrating their family and friends at their beautiful Beaver Lake home.


One of Frannie’s favorite celebrations was her annual 4th of July party at their lake home.  Family and friends of Frannie and Dick’s, Michelle, Jeannine, Ted and Lynn’s and Amelia and Andrews would enjoy an entire day (or two!) of swimming, eating, singing, dancing, boating, and of course, an amazing firework display to end the night!


Frannie was President and CEO of the “Annual sister’s weekend” held every October at her home for many years.


A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Fran’s life will be held at 10AM on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at All Saint’s Church in Ware.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Adam Bollman Foundation, 24 Charlton St., Oxford, MA 01540.  Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting her family with arrangements.


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Adam Bollen Foundation
24 Charlton Street, Oxford MA 01540

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