Spofford - Dorothy Simone Bonneau, 93, of Spofford, NH died May 27, 2018.
She was born April 29, 1925 in Hype Park, Vt. and adopted by Judge Anatole and Alice Guadette of Farnham, Quebec. She spent her first 18 years in Canada with her beloved parents, sister Simone and, later, her brother-in-law Jean Gauthier.
She met and married Norman Bonneau, also of Farnham, in 1943 and soon thereafter they moved to Claremont, NH, beginning a long and successful life together. They raised three children and developed several businesses together, most notably the Red Coach Motor Inn and Restaurant in Brattleboro. She was well-known as a wonderful host and kind, generous person with an adventurous spirit.
She loved to travel, both overseas or happily out and about exploring in her convertible. Summers on Spofford Lake and winters in Boca Raton, FL shaped a life filled with boating adventures and loving family experiences. She was a force and will be greatly missed.
She was predeceased by Norman, her devoted husband of 72 years, who died in 2015.
She leaves three children, Patti Bonneau and her husband Stephan Kuzdizal, Bob Bonneau and his wife Janis Nadler-Bonneau and Marc Bonneau and his wife Stephanie Nichols; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering is planned for Saturday, June 23rd at noon at 52 South Shore Road in Spofford.