Bonnie Chase

Chase, Bonnie

Bonnie L. Chase, 62 died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Vermont Respite House surrounded by her family.

She was born in Burlington, VT on May 27, 1952, the daughter of the late Leonard Chase, Sr. and Alice Shortsleeve.

Bonnie was a very loving, generous, caring and creative spirit. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. People always remarked on her beautiful gardens, including her grandchildren who enjoyed playing in the Fairy Gardens she specially prepared for them. Sometimes she would incorporate items she found during her annual visits to the coast of Maine with her family into these gardens.

Bonnie is survived by her two daughters Jennifer Taylor and husband Chris of Milton, Annie Lunn and husband Odysseus Manzi of Colchester; her grandchildren Lauren and Michael Taylor, Maya, Sophia, and Elias Manzi; her brother Leonard Chase, Jr. and wife Debbie of Williston and her sisters Alice Boyer of Lake Elmore, Genevieve Boyer and husband David of Monkton and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Nancy Chase.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 3 to 5 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 5 p.m. at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction.  Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family in East Cemetery, Williston. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bonnie’s memory to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston VT 05495.

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