Hardwick - Bonnie Robinson, a life-long resident of Hardwick, MA, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020, at the age of 75.
Bonnie was born in 1945 and grew up on her family's dairy farm, where she lived for the majority of her life before moving up the hill to her beloved "little house." As a child, she was a bit of a daredevil, climbing anything, including curtains and onto the top of the clothesline (much to her mother's dismay).
After graduating from Hardwick High School in the class of 1963, she attended Westfield State College before she began working at Ludlow Paper. Bonnie found her true calling when she switched careers and in 1986 became a paraprofessional at Hardwick Elementary school, where she was affectionately known as Miss Bonnie.
Throughout her life, Bonnie enjoyed traveling, cross-country skiing, camping, reading, volunteering, stenciling, cooking, and listening to music, especially Elvis. One of her greatest joys was caring for the children in her life. She babysat for children in town from the time she was a teenager until she was well into her sixties. She especially enjoyed her time spent with her many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie joins her parents Raymond and Dorothy Robinson, her much-beloved sisters Sandy Harder and Betty Jo Kelly and her brother-in-law Tony Harder. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Judy and Dick Legrand of South Yarmouth, her brother and sister-in-law Raymond and Pamela Robinson of Hardwick and her brother-in-law Ned Kelly of Hardwick. She also leaves 15 nieces and nephews and their families, including more than 20 great-nieces and nephews. She will forever be remembered by her boys and their families, Waylon Comerford, Wilie Comerford and his wife Susan and their children, and Wade Comerford and his wife Kelly and their children to whom she was fondly Grandma Bonnie.
Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at CareOne for their dedicated care of Bonnie
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in memory of Bonnie can be made to Jo's Jackets and the Sandra/Tony Harder Memorial Scholarship.
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