OBITUARY

George Henry Bonney

October 11, 1935January 5, 2018

George H. Bonney, 82, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. George was born on October 11, 1935 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and was a resident of Virginia since 1972.

Mr. Bonney served as an officer in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves in 1968 with the rank of Captain. He worked for 24 years with the MTMC Transportation Engineering Agency, Newport News, Virginia and retired from this Agency in February 1996. George graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont in 1958 and from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1970 with BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

More than anything, he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. George liked traveling, golf, building and flying control line model airplanes, and his computer. He was also a big NY Mets, NY Yankees, and NY Giants fan.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Judith Miller Bonney; sister, Virginia Ofinemuller of Indiatlantic, Florida; and his children, Deborah Lynch, George H. Bonney, Jr. and wife Janet, Laurenda Underwood, and Brenda Starek and husband David. Mr. Bonney and his wife have been blessed with 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cynthia and his parents, George T. and Florence S. Bonney.

The family will receive friends from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia on Friday, January 12, 2018. A Traditional Latin Requiem Funeral Mass will be held at St. Benedict’s Parish Church, 521 McCosh Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018. A private committal service will be held at a later date at Norwich University Cemetery, Northfield, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics Wayne County, 901 E. Ash Street, Goldsboro, North Carolina 27533, Local Coordinator : D’Leeshia Lee (919)739-7489. Donations should include the name of Christopher Underwood who has greatly benefited from these Special Olympics or to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Traditional Latin Requiem Funeral Mass Saturday, January 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

George Henry Bonney

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Bruno & Eileen Goldschmidt

January 21, 2018

We were saddened to learn of George's passing. We reconnected & reminisced @ several homecomings recently. I gave George several rides to & from NU in '55 & '56. Our sincerest sympathy to Judy & the family.
Bruno '56 & Eileen Goldschmidt

Susan Cherry Walters

January 12, 2018

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this moment in your life. My most sincere condolences. -- Susan Cherry Walters

Melvin Sutton

January 11, 2018

Dear Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about George's passing. He was my mentor for the first several years of my career up until his retirement, and I will always appreciate his support, leadership, and friendship. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

George & Amelia Steinmetz

January 11, 2018

We have fond memories of the Bonney family when living in Willow Oaks. They were an asset to our community. We send sympathy to you as you adjust to the loss of your loved one.

Henry & Joyce Bennett

January 10, 2018

Judy and Family,
Joyce and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of you in this time of great loss. We look back with fondness on our association with you and George through MTMCTEA, where George had the reputation of a hard worker, a keen analytical mind and a dry sense of humor. We pray that God will bring you lasting peace as you work through the grief accompanying the loss of a loved one.

Faye Cordle Keenan

January 10, 2018

Dear Judy and family,
I was privileged to work with Mr. Bonney from 1983 until he retired in 1996. He was a great coworker and wonderful person to work with. May God bless you all with peace and joy for a life well lived.
The TEA Lunch Bunch enjoyed George's company until he was no longer able to attend functions. We send you our love and prayers and sincere sympathy.

January 10, 2018

May the family find peace and comfort in knowing all sickness, all pain and death will one day be gone for this has been promised.

Stephen Snow

January 9, 2018

I speak for everyone here at ABC Supply 521 when I say we are sorry for your loss. Hank is special person and has such a positive impact on others. I never met George Bonney but I know that he had one great son. Hank you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. From everyone here at ABC Supply 521.

FROM THE FAMILY