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Bonita "Bonnie" (Borghesi) Breau

February 6, 1945 ~ August 29, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Upton ~ Bonita "Bonnie" (Borghesi) Breau, 78, formerly of Sturbridge, died Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at the Webster Manor Healthcare Facility in Webster, after a long illness.  

Bonnie's husband, Edmund Breau, died August 14, 2011.  She is survived by her son, Steve Robert Blackmer and his wife, Lisa, of Sandwich,MA; her daughters: Allison "Allie" Silvestri and her husband, Ed Lorange, of Sturbridge; Darcy Costa and her husband, Todd, of Dudley; and Rebecca Marcinek and her husband, Greg, of Upton; a stepson, Ed J. Breau and his wife, Lori, of Dudley; 2 brothers: Thomas Borghesi and his wife, Joanne, of Old Saybrook, CT, and Steve Borghesi and his wife, Renee, of Florida; 7 grandchildren: Joshua (Ariana) Proulx, Aaron Proulx, Lachell Silvestri, Meghan Blackmer, Nicole Blackmer, Ryan (Kaleigh) Costa, and Emily Costa; and step-grandchildren: Ed, Nicky, Melissa, Chelsea, and Isaah.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, on February 6, 1945, Bonnie is the daughter of the late Boris and Doris Evelyn (Elliott) Borghesi.  She was a graduate of Southbridge High School with the class of 1963.  She drove school buses for the town of Sturbridge for many years, a "job" that she really loved.  Among her many hobbies and interests, Bonnie enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking; She especially liked making cookies.  She also loved lighthouses, photography, and quilting.  She was an accomplished artist and enjoyed painting.  She and Ed enjoyed the many trips they traveled together. 

Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge is handling Bonnie's funeral arrangements.  Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge St., Southbridge, on Monday, September 18, 2023, with a graveside prayer service at 12:30PM.  Please meet directly at the cemetery.  There are no calling hours.  A celebration of life for Bonnie will immediately follow the graveside service at Point Breeze, 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster, MA.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you kindly consider making a memorial donation in Bonnie's name to the Webster Manor Healthcare Facility, 745 School Street, Webster, MA 01570.  

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Graveside Service
September 18, 2023

12:30 PM
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Oak Ridge St, Southbridge


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