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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Cynthia S. Bonsey

November 7, 1931April 24, 2020

BRUNSWICK: Cynthia Bonsey of Lisbon Falls passed away on April 24, 2020 after a two-week battle with COVID19. (Ethel) Cynthia Seavey was born on November 7, 1931 to Fannie and Albert Seavey. She had 11 siblings, all of whom passed on before her. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Bonsey, to whom she was married for 61 years. She is survived by her half-sister: Robin (Stimpson) Stone; four children: Theresa Bonsey, Joanne Bonsey, Susan (and Scott) Ramsay and Michael (and Diane) Bonsey; five grandchildren: Jerome (and Vanity Copeland) Bonsey, Caitlin Ramsay, Kate (and Jeff Damon) McKenna, Alexa (and Wesley Bryant) Bonsey, Kendra ( and Adam Cogen) Bonsey, and Eva Bonsey. She has one great grandchild: Matthias McKenna. She also had a vast extended family; Cynthia kept in touch with her nieces and nephews, creating wonderful memories for the family. She had several close friends, including her neighbor, April White. Cynthia grew up in Cape Porpoise, Maine. After graduating from Gorham State Teachers’ College, Cynthia taught school in Connecticut until she started her family. During the 70’s and 80’s, Cynthia taught at the Marion T. Morse School in Lisbon Falls, and was an aide for the Auburn School Department. She served a term on the Lisbon School Board, and was an active participant of the Lisbon United Methodist Church for nearly 50 years. Cynthia was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. She was loved by family and friends. Cynthia’s children had the benefit of a loving mother, who had her own way of motivating them. “Well, let’s get our work done, then we can go shopping or play a game!” This motivational technique also worked well with her students. When they finished their work, they could do an art project. The students loved “The Beautiful Mrs. B”, a moniker she jokingly gave herself. Cynthia was a social person. She enjoyed engaging in conversations with anybody who was nearby. She loved to play card and board games with family and friends. She spent hours working on crosswords, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. In her younger years she sewed clothes for her children. She loved having family and friends visit. Cynthia spent hundreds of hours working on her family tree album beginning with her parents and continuing to more recent years. She proudly showed it to family members and friends. By completing this project, she strived to keep her family connected and recorded for future generations. Her family misses her, but is comforted by the knowledge that she has reunited with the love of her life in heaven. Cynthia missed Roland terribly after his death. Her family appreciates all the prayers, well wishes and support from friends and extended family members. Thanks to the staff at Midcoast Hospital for all they did for Cynthia during her hospitalization and her final days. Due to Coronavirus lockdowns, there will be no visiting hours, however, a memorial service later in the year to celebrate Cynthia’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made in Cynthia’s honor to the Lisbon Falls United Methodist Church 14 School St. Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

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Jeffrey Craig

May 2, 2020

Mrs. Bonsey was my 3rd grade teacher at Marion t Morse school. I enjoyed having her as a teacher in my formidable years. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. You should truly take pride in knowing how much influence she had in our lives.

Theresa Bonsey

May 1, 2020

Our family was blessed with a matriarch who helped us all in specific ways, each according to his need. The twinkle in Mom’s eyes was a treat which delighted us all. She is sorely missed but she has left us with thousands of memories. Say hi to Dad for us, Mom. You are together again. Love you always, Theresa

Sandy Craig

April 30, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed.

With Love & Sympathy - Sandy & Stan Craig

Christine Huot

April 30, 2020

It was a privilege to have known her. Her sense of humor, her kindness, and her love of God and family were just a few of the things I will remember. She will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her and she will be missed more than words can say.

Gail Carlson

April 29, 2020

Dear Sue and Caitlin,
Cynthia was my oldest and dearest student. I remember how she wanted to quit because she didn't think she could remember everything I was teaching in each class. I asked her if she remembered one thing from the last class and when she would tell me one thing she remembered, I told her she was a success in my book. She smiled and continued coming in every week. I loved seeing her smiles and just watching her enjoy each and every one of the ASL classes. She was and is an inspiration to me, now and always. I oftentimes refer to her as my favorite student. My heart goes out to you and the family through this loss but I know how much she loved her family and the two of you were on the top of her list. She has touched many lives, and mine was one of them. :)

Paula King

April 29, 2020

Dear Sue , Scott and Caitlin:
So very sorry to hear the sad news . I loved visiting her once she was living with you. She was so funny. And I know she loved hearing of the neighborhood goings on. And she was like a little detective when I locked my keys in my running car. I will surely miss her. And she definitely had a mischievous glee in her eyes ! Thinking of you. Paula (down the street!)

Bonny Beaudry-Jarmuzek

April 29, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the family..she was my 3rd grade teacher, and we had our difficulties, I was a difficult student, but she helped me along my way. Thank You, Mrs. Bonsey. 🌹

Janice Chizmar

April 29, 2020

My condolences to Sue and the rest of the Bonsey family. Mrs. Bonsey was so loved in the community. She made learning fun. May you all find peace in the many memories you share with her. Thinking and praying for you all.

Jennifer Lamson-LaPlume

April 29, 2020

Growing up in the Lisbon United Methodist Church I had the pleasure of getting to know a part of this family. Interacting with Cynthia, always left me with a smile. And she did have a beautiful gleam in her eyes that told a whole feeling of happiness and fun to be had. I developed a relationship with her daughter Sue through Sunday School which led me to have the wonder opportunity of babysitting Caitlin. I even got to babysit for another of her grandchildren, I believe it was Jerome, when he was visiting one summer. I enjoyed every moment of my time with this family and I hold you all in my prayers as you seek comfort in your memories, each other, and the knowledge that she is reunited with Roland. Sue, Scott, and Caitlin, my heart goes out to you with special prayers for comfort.

April White

April 29, 2020

I am overwhelmed at her passing. Condolences to the entire family. So many wonderful memories can make us all smile. Take care.

FROM THE FAMILY

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