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Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel

710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA

OBITUARY

Bonnie Maybelle LaMantia

November 7, 1940April 26, 2020

Bonnie Maybelle LaMantia passed away at the age of 79 on April 26, 2020, at home with her family by her side in San Jose, California. Bonnie was born on November 7, 1940 in Arcata, California, to Glen and Bonnie Corning. She spent her early years in Blue Lake, Orick, and Arcata. Bonnie graduated from Arcata High School in 1958, and attended Santa Rosa Junior College. After graduating from Beauty College, she moved to San Jose, California, in the mid-1960s. In 1969, Bonnie met Theodore (Ted) LaMantia, and they married on October 7, 1972. They had one daughter, Erin Rose Wengrofsky.

Bonnie enjoyed working as a beautician in Campbell, California, for over 30 years. She also loved gardening, reading, and crocheting. She created many beautiful blankets over the years, which she loved giving to family and friends. Bonnie was a big baseball fan, and followed the San Francisco Giants. She loved camping with her family at the ocean at Seacliff and New Brighton beaches, and in the mountains at the Trinity Alps. Bonnie enjoyed cooking, and hosted many wonderful meals and events over the years.

Bonnie is survived by her best friend and loving husband, Ted; her daughter, Erin (Jonathan); and grandson, Akira. She is also survived by her sister Glenda Byrd; sister Dolores Baker (Phil); brother Max Corning (Carolyn); brother-in-law Bob LaMantia; sister-in-law Deb LaMantia; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be planned for a future date.

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Bonnie Maybelle LaMantia

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Sharon Harris

May 4, 2020

A dear friend for many many years. We shared many memories and good times together. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Shawna LaMantia-Blandford

May 2, 2020

Aunt Bonnie was like a second mom. Our families spent most of our lives together! I always loved her quirky, fun-loving personality. She was always down for games or cards! Many of my favorite games are ones she taught me to play. One of my most favorite memories is when she and Erin spent the night at our house with my mom and sister, while my Dad and Uncle Ted were out of town. Girls slumber party!!! She will forever live on in our hearts!!!

Maxie Corning

May 2, 2020

My Sweet Dear Auntie Bonnie

Auntie always made me feel special and important !
She sent many greetings ,cards ,and love .
ALWAYS Wishing me well with the love she sent .
When I had the privilege to be around her hugs ,her smiles ,and her laughter it would fill me full of Joy!
Truely making my heart soar high.
I am truly blessed to have been her nephew!
I can see Auntie and Grandma
Bonnie being in peace together now.
Smiling Upon Us.
I miss you Auntie ,
But your Love lives in my
Heart Forever!XXOO

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