Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY


Bonnie J. Snell

January 23, 1946June 29, 2020

Bonnie Snell, 74, of Parishville passed away peacefully at Canton-Potsdam Hospital on Monday (June 29, 2020) with her loving family by her side.

Bonnie was born January 23, 1946 to the late Frank and Helen (Cardinell) Murdock in Canton, NY. She attended Canton Central School and married Gerald V. Snell on October 19, 1968. She worked briefly at the Potsdam Laundry and was a telephone operator for the Syracuse Telephone Company for a time. She was a member of the Red Hat Society for a period of time, and was an avid Trump supporter and New York Yankees fan.

Bonnie is survived by her 7 children, Tracey Snell of Dale, TX, Gina (Marc) Ahrens of Ogdensburg, Geri Lynn (Ricky) Wilson of Parishville, Jamie Snell of Parishville, Jonathan (Stephanie) Snell of Parishville, Kelly (Andrew Finen) Snell of Parishville, and Laura (Patrick) Nolan of Munnsville, NY; a son-in-law Craig Rombough; brothers Jack Cardinell, Thomas Cardinell, and Scott Cardinell; sisters Linda Bascom, Terry Walrath, Kathy Sharpstein, Sheri Smith, Dawn Daniels, and Lori Church. She is also survived by half siblings Tim, Frank, and Melanie Murdock, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Gerald, three infant grandchildren, a brother Rodney Cardinell, a sister Carol Cambridge and a half-sister Debra Murdock.

Bonnie loved being a homemaker, she was an amazing cook, and enjoyed decorating her home each month. She was the backbone of her family, quick-witted, honest, and spunky. She will be missed by many who knew her.

There will be no public services at this time. A private burial will occur and a celebration of life will be announced at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Bonnie’s memory can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Avenue; Potsdam, NY 13676. Thoughts, condolences and fond memories may be made online at www.garnerfh.com.


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Anita Sochia

July 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss Gerri Lyn. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diana Snell

July 5, 2020

Family of Bonnie Snell:

So sad for the loss of your mom! It happened so quickly. Always remember the fun times. Her laughter, her love of decorating, and her pride in all of you.

Jim & Diana Snell

Nate/Kathy Snell

July 3, 2020

To all Bonnie's family:
We are so saddened to hear of Bonnie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are that God will give you the strength and support to make it through the difficult days ahead.
Bonnie was always so warm and welcoming each time we saw her. She laughed easily and loved sharing her family memories with us.
We know you all will miss her as we will.

Mary Bonno

July 3, 2020

Gerilynn and family.....

I just read about your Mom’s passing. I do very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

Darlene Moore

July 2, 2020

Gina, Marc and Family. May your memories lesson your loss. God Bless. Uncle Joe Aunt Darlene. Joe and Darlene Moore

Dale Richardson

July 2, 2020

My Condolences to the family