(A Memorial Visitation has been scheduled for Bonnie on June 9, from 11 to noon in the Ginley Funeral Home, 131 Main St. Franklin, Ma. Her interment will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne following visitation at 1:30 p.m.)
Bonnie (Lamy) Markunis, 66 of Franklin, passed away on April 7th after a battle with stage 4, small cell lung cancer. She was the wife of Chaplin Robert Markunis to whom she had been married to for 47 years.
She was born in Marlborough, March 23, 1955, the daughter of the late Donald and Lorraine Lamy, Sr. She grew up in Marlborough and was a graduate of Marlborough High School, Class of 1973.
Bonnie was a Chaplain and worked alongside her husband in serving the Community Chaplain Service Inc. She volunteered in Ministry with adults, children, visiting the sick, aid to seniors, veterans and to anyone in the community in need. Bonnie served others with an open heart and ready smile.
Bonnie was a tremendous artist who excelled at numerous and varied mediums. Gifted with natural talent and abilities she could paint, draw, and write with such ease that her skills were admired by all. Though she had many hobbies she was most at home in her garden tending to her flowers and vegetables, gifting friends and neighbors the fruits of her labor. She was also a connoisseur of antiquities and could tell you the specific style and period in a blink of the eye.
Bonnie had a kind and calm nature. In her youth she loved riding horses, and always had dogs and cats. She could often be seen walking her dog. Her daughter Barbara called her ‘Snow White’ as animals would naturally flock to her for her attention and care.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Kelly Chambers and her husband Fred of Texas. She was the mother of the late Barbara who died in 2016.
She is also survived by her grandchildren; Kyle, Zoe, Aiden and Matthew. In addition, her brother Don Lamy and his wife Marianne and their son and his family all of Florida; as well as her sister Nancy Ritter and her husband Lou of California.
Bonnie was an example to all in grace. Her intelligence, quick wit, and laughter will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the MSPCA, 355 Huntington Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130