Bonnie J Rice
January 28, 1942 – July 5, 2020
Oakdale – Bonnie Rice, 78, of Oakdale passed away suddenly at her home Sunday, July 5, 2020. She was born January 28th, 1942 in New London, CT, daughter of the late Edward Henkle and Grace Barclay Galminas.
Bonnie married the love of her life James (Jimmy) Rice, December 31, 1959. Together they shared an amazing 52 years of marriage before he predeceased her. Bonnie’s pride and joy was her family and her home. Her greatest pleasure was being at home surrounded by any or all of her children or grandchildren. She was affectionately known to them as “G-MA”. Surviving her is her loving daughter Michele Plemons and husband Brandon of Uncasville, sons James (Scott) Rice and wife Beth of Oakdale and Michael Rice of Uncasville, grandchildren, Sarah Driscoll, Gabriel Stedman, Damian and Kelly Rice, Aaron Plemons and Crystal Muscella, step-mother Billie Feher and husband Lou, sisters Jennifer Ward and husband Michael, Nancy Glendenning and husband George and Brother Bart Henkle.
In addition to her parents and soulmate Jimmy, Bonnie was sadly predeceased by her daughter Robin, son John Patrick and grandsons Shaun Driscoll and Brandon Plemons Jr.
She was a past member of the Oakdale Firehouse Ladies Auxiliary, she made the best of friends in her long time Bonko and Secret Pal groups and most recently cherished her Montville Polish Club extended family.
Bonnie could light up any room she entered. She wasn’t happy if she wasn’t talking to someone, always trying to make them smile. She was greatly loved and cherished by all who knew her.
Her children and grandchildren will miss her tremendously. We will honor her and celebrate her as she deserves at a later date to be announced.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Bonnie J Rice
July 9, 2020
We will miss Mrs Rice she was a caring person and loved people and fun to be around her. To the family sorry for your loss. Bobby & Karen Liverman.🙏🙏💞💞