Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Merial E. Bonney

November 10, 1926May 26, 2019

Merial Evelyn Bonney of Brewster, MA, formerly Cohasset and Plymouth, MA, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the age of 92 after a struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

Merial was born to the late Allerton L. and Margaret (Cole) Bonney of Scituate, MA. She graduated from Scituate High School in 1944 before entering nursing school at Faulkner Hospital. While working as an Operating Room nurse for several years at Faulkner Hospital and then South Shore Hospital, she married in 1948.

The former wife of the late Hatherly L. Souther of Cohasset, MA, she raised her family in Cohasset before the family moved for a short time to Skowhegan, ME. Upon her return to MA, she settled in Plymouth, MA.

Merial's greatest joy and enthusiasm was her worship of her god, Jehovah, and the public minister she performed. She grew very adept in her ministry and proved loyal to the end.

Merial was predeceased by her parents, infant daughter Hannah, sister Priscilla Smith of Franklin, ME, and granddaughters Abigail Minzner and Sarah Balch of NH.

Merial is survived by her brother, Allerton L. Bonney, Jr. (Dee) of Scituate, MA; and her children: Ellen Repetto (Richard) of Brewster, MA; Jane Leveris of Brunswick, ME; Sarah Shumaker (John) of Blanch, NC; Virginia Denoncourt (Joe) of Salisbury, NH; Lynne Souther of Lakeville, MA; Dinah Souther of Brewster, MA; Warren Souther (Kristne) of Helena, MT; and David Souther of Plymouth, MA. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 55 Governor Prence Road, Eastham, MA. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


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Merial E. Bonney

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Glen & Annette Pennington

June 7, 2019

We treasure our memories of our dear friend and spiritual sister Merial. She was truly a "salt of the earth" person or as they say the "genuine article". You never had to wonder where she stood on a matter. Her straight-forward approach was underpinned with genuine love and sincerity. We grew to love her very much and especially treasured visiting her home and family each week for a group Bible study. We can't wait to enjoy happy moments and her radiant smile in the paradise that will soon be a reality. Revelation 21:4