December 6, 1941 – November 21, 2019
BONNIE SUE (SOLAR) HARMON OF MARBLEHEAD, MA
Bonnie Sue Harmon passed away on November 21, 2019.
Bonnie embodied the true meaning of a life well-lived.
She was the matriarch of a loving family.
She leaves behind her husband, Marshall; her children, Todd Harmon and his wife, Elizabeth, Tracy Joyce and her late husband, Michael, and Julie DeVincent and her husband, Richard. She was the loving nana and role model for nine grandchildren and their spouses; Jordan Samson and her husband, David, Riley Jackson and her husband, Elliot, Tanner Harmon, Michael Joyce, McKenzie Joyce, Montana Joyce, Alexandria DeVincent, Harley DeVincent and Samantha DeVincent; also Richard Solar her late brother of Houston, Texas.
But above all- the unparalleled love for her soul mate and devoted husband of 57 years Marshall Harmon- created an unbreakable bond that was the catalyst driving all her life’s decisions.
Bonnie was a cum laude graduate of the University Arizona Tucson- and had multiple careers from which she developed lifelong friendships. From high school soccer and field hockey referee to 20 year veteran of the local banking community – she also enjoyed interacting with her friend groups at the Northshore Tennis Club, the Marblehead Community Center and the Abbot Public Library.
Bonnie was a fixture in the community, walking and biking together with Marshall all over town- the two were inseparable and inspirational to all who knew them.
Bonnie’s global adventures with Marshall spanned over 25 years, taking them hiking up volcanoes in Chile and trekking on glaciers and rappelling into underwater caves in New Zealand, hiking thru the jungles of Uganda to see the mountain gorillas. Her zest for life and for experiencing all the world had to offer was unmatched.
There are so many people who loved her -who will always remember her fierce spirit and compassionate nature – she has left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11am on Monday, November 25th at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA. A reception will follow at Crowne Point Clubhouse, 400 Paradise Road, Swampscott, MA. Please bring a smile and a fond memory of Bonnie to write in the memory book which will be located at the entrance.
- Celebration of Life Monday, November 25, 2019
November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019
Marshall - Robert and I were saddened to hear of your loss. Bonnie had a wonderful spirit, a fun and loving personality! Wishing you peace and comfort. Our deepest sympathy-
Garry R. Greer/Robert J. Wrubel
November 23, 2019
Hello Marshall.....I was so sorry to see your wife's death notice in the paper. At this time of sorrow in your life, I just want to share what a important contribution you made in my life over 50 years ago. You were a shinning light at a difficult time in my life...the door was always open if I was in a crisis situation.....thank you again for your council and wisdom. It has served well over the years....
At this challenging time in your life I wish comfort for you and your family.
Be of Strong Courage Love, Gladys Saslaw
Netherine & Bill Chan
November 22, 2019
We met Bonnie 4 years ago at the TaiChi class in the Councils of Aging of Marblehead and Swampscott. Bonnie was very caring, kind and always ready to help.
My husband and I are glad to get to know Bonnie. We frequently looked up to her to lead us for our Tai Chi practice. It was always a delight with her presence.
We missed her nice laughters and gentle smiles. We are happy to have crossed her path, but sad now we lost a friend.
Rest In Peace, our friend!
November 22, 2019
I considered Bonnie one of my closest friends for many years. She was a very special person. She never gossiped or criticized. She was caring, thoughtful, with a great sense of humor. Her love for her husband and family was boundless. I miss her now. I will miss her always.