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ONEONTA - Bonnie Jeanne Garrity, 70, passed in the presence of her family on Feb. 6, 2018, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born Jan. 2, 1948, in New Hyde Park, the daughter of Gilmore and Jeanne (Dietz) Garrity.
Growing up on Long Island, Bonnie eventually moved to the Worcester area to be near her parents.
Bonnie owned and operated BJ's Unisex Salon, Schenevus, and also Bonnie Jeanne's Day Spa, Oneonta. She returned to college and received a bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego in vocational education.
Bonnie worked for 20 years at ONC BOCES teaching cosmetology, nail technology, esthetician and barbering; a position she very much enjoyed and found very rewarding.
Bonnie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oneonta, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, National Cosmetology Association, Oneonta Business Women, and a former member of the Oneonta Elks Lodge. She volunteered for the past 20 years with the American Cancer Society's Looking Good, Feeling Better program.
She is survived by her children, Peter and Lauren Marchione of Florida, Bonnie Jeanne Marchione of Long Island, Shannon Clancy of Florida; grandchildren, Alex and Nicholas Marchione, Sara and Bridgette Thompson, Tyreik and Tyson Reid; great-grandchildren, Arianna, Hailey, Tristan and James; her sister, Jeanne Westcott; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Patty Alveraz; and great-grandson, Joshua Jr.
Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Feb. 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St, Oneonta, with the Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating.
Spring interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Columbarium.
Donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, NY 13820.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 7, 2018
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