Date of Birth April 5, 1936
Date Deceased July 13, 2022
Hometown Hammondsport
Home State N.Y.

Bonnie Thurston Linehan

April 5, 1936 – July 13, 2022

“At one point or another, she took care of all of us,” it is with heavy hearts that we share the news of our mother’s passing.

Bonnie was born in Bath, NY and was a proud graduate of Haverling High School in 1954.  She loved going to class reunions every five years.  From there she did her schooling at Robert Packer in Sayre, PA.  She received her registered nursing degree and moved back home to work at Ira Davenport.  After being a stay-at-home mom for years, she returned to nursing at the infirmary in Bath.  First as a floor nurse and then promoted to the head nurse.  Her favorite job was being the school nurse in Hammondsport which she did for seventeen years.  She loved the kids and I know many of them have amazing stories of Mom and the sage advice she gave.

Bonnie loved the sunshine, tending her gorgeous flowers and her animals.  She could typically be found sitting in the sun reading a good book with a cat or two sitting next to her.  We can’t thank the staff at Highland Hospital and Advent House enough.  Their kindness and generosity were felt by mom and the four of us.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Harold Thurston, her brothers Harold and Carl and her son Michael Linehan.  She is survived by her sister, Linda Burdick. Her Daughters Elizabeth Linehan, Tracy Linehan, Emily Lantaff (Ananda Lantaff), and Kathryn Linehan (Nico White) and her seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bonnie’s memory can be made to Advent House, 1010 Mosley Rd,  Fairport, NY 14450 or Keuka Comfort Care , 35 NY-54, Penn Yan, NY 14527.

A celebration of life is being planned.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home is honored to assist Bonnie’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances are welcome in the comment section below or on the Facebook Page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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5 Responses

  1. I have fun memories of how Bonnie “took care of Beth and me” in my younger years. Sending hugs to all of you Linehan girls. She adored you and her grandchildren! I know she will be greatly missed!

  2. I remember the love, the laughs and like my Mom the willingness to have a bunch of teenagers invade her house for a party! Hugs to you all!

  3. Bonnie/Mrs Lineahan, will always be part of the “Vine Street Gang” very nice person one I’ll never forget. RIP.

    Dennis Dusablon

  4. I’m thinking of you all in this difficult time. Condolences. I remember your mom as a fun-loving, caring woman who made the best of whatever life brought her. She will be missed.

  5. Your mom was a great friend to me when I was a new counselor at Hammondsport CS. I would go in and sit on the heating/cooling vents and visit with her in her office. Her wisdom always amazed me and I know she was so proud of all her kids and grandchildren

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