Donna M. Bonner

September 24, 1954 - November 14, 2020

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Calling hours with a viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred. Committal prayers and burial will be held later.

Donna M. Bonner, 66, a beautiful spirit who was a wife, mom, grammy and sister, entered into the welcoming arms of her Lord Jesus Christ, on November 14, 2020.

Donna was born in Sanford on September 24, 1954, the daughter of Leon J. and June D. (Greenleaf) Rousseau. She grew up in a home with two other sisters and was a Sanford High School graduate.

Donna married James Bonner on August 10, 1973 and were a loving and supportive couple for 47 years. They were blessed with a daughter, Katrina, and made their home in Sanford. Donna was nicknamed “Spunky” by her family and many friends. She possessed a “Can Do Attitude” with true grit and a good dose of stubbornness. Even with her cancer diagnosis, Donna would not let the illness or side effects from her treatments keep her down. With her interest in people, she worked in a variety of hospitality job settings.

Donna found peace and began a fulfilling journey when she became a member of the Sanford First Baptist Church, where she has attended for over 20+ years. She was involved with the many church activities, served as a Deacon, the hospitality committee, and the nominating committee. Donna was a volunteer driver for folks that needed help getting to their appointments. Just her calming presence and warm smile would put them at ease.

Donna loved painting, gardening, reading, and solving word puzzles. She was an excellent cook and baker. She shared her baked goods with family and friends. For a while she even decorated wedding cakes. But her favorite was being a loving Grammy to her three grandchildren, Corey, Sarah, and Tristin. She was a beloved church member and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Donna is lovingly survived by her husband James Bonner of Sanford; her daughter Katrina Hale and husband Chris of Sanford; her two sisters, Patty Polley of Florida and Lynda Kennedy of Virginia; her three special grandchildren Corey, Sarah and Tristin; nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents and one sister, Judy Tress.

Calling hours with a viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. Committal prayers and burial will be private for the family. When visiting the family, please be mindful to wear a mask as we can have 50 people at one time in the funeral home.

With a heartfelt thank you to hospice, please consider donating to Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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