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Bonnie Clare Valente

January 5, 1960 April 6, 2021
Bonnie  Clare Valente
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Obituary for Bonnie Clare Valente

Bonnie C. Valente, retired, was a woman of tremendous spirit, grand humor, immense kindness, great talent, and even greater passion.

Bonnie was extremely close with her family, particularly so with her only child, Brittany J.
Valente. Although she only had just one biological child of her own, Bonnie was also like a
mother to many of Brittany's closest friends -- Angela Goodwin, Krystle Ashby, Nicole Green,
and Brittany Prysbylla. Bonnie, whose maiden name was Gac, also remained impossibly close
with her own two younger brothers, Greg and James, her three younger sisters, Julie, Christy,
and Amy, as well as their spouses, children, and many nieces and nephews.

In recent years, Bonnie enjoyed an active social life, communicating daily with her many
friends across the country. She adored cooking and gardening, taking pride in decorating her
home each year with unique landscape elements and crafting small gardens featuring all manner
of fruit, vegetable, and exotic flowers. There was no ailing plant that Bonnie could not

Following the recent death of her husband, Michael A. Valente, Bonnie teamed with her beloved
daughter Brittany to launch Bonbri Creations LLC, through which the two successfully
designed, handcrafted, and distributed their own line of original jewelry.

Despite chronic health issues, Bonnie's passing was sudden and unexpected -- leaving all of
those nearest to her in shock and disbelief.

From this world there occasionally emerge people who are special. Larger than life. Those to whom others gravitate naturally. People who, with no possibility of personal gain, do everything in their power to help others, or to simply make the world a better and happier
place. Bonnie Clare Valente was one of those people.

She was truly loved by all who knew her. Her warmth, kindness, and beauty will never be

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Michael A. Valente and survived by her daughter, Brittany Jane ( Paul E. Gierucki) Valente; siblings, Gregory (Carolyn) Gac, Christy (Michael) Watson, Julie (Patrick) Jeffries, Amy Dixon, James (Janet) Gac; father and mother in-law, Dario and Rita Valente; brothers-in-law, Paul Valente, Mark Valente, Joseph Valente and Vincent Valente; sister-in-law, Mary Valente as well as many close friends and extended family members.

Services will take place privately. For further information, please contact Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.


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