Barbara Vadnais (Bonneville)

Obituary of Barbara J. Vadnais (Bonneville)

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Barbara J. Vadnais (Bonneville) age 91, died on August 23, 2023 at Schuyler Ridge Residential Health Care in Clifton Park, NY surrounded by loved ones. Born January 13,1932 in Putnam, CT, she was the youngest daughter of the late Eugene A. Bonneville from Putnam, CT and Georgina MacIvor Bonneville, originally from Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Barbara was predeceased by brothers Norman Bonneville and Robert Bonneville; sisters Pauline Snelgrove and Viola Cerreto.


After graduating from Putnam High School as Salutatorian, Barbara attended nursing school before marrying John A. Vadnais, also from Putnam, on March 31, 1951.


After her husband’s service in the Navy they settled In Southbridge, Mass. to raise their young family. John began a career with IBM Corporation which led to subsequent moves to Wappingers Falls, NY, Granby, Quebec Canada and back to Poughkeepsie, NY.


Along with being an avid reader and a wonderful cook, Barbara was a loving mother who used her talents to sew, quilt and knit for her family.


She is survived by 4 children. John A. Vadnais Jr. and his wife Donna of Poughkeepsie, NY. Susan Vadnais Bolde and her husband Lannie of Ulster Park, NY. Janet Vadnais Olson and her husband David of LaGrangeville, NY. Judy Vadnais Keute and her husband Robert of Schroon Lake, NY. 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


Memorial services will be held on April 27, 2024 at 11:30 am at St. Mary’s Church, 218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT.  Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.


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In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Bright Focus Foundation,, supporting macular degeneration research.


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11:30 am
Saturday, April 27, 2024
St. Mary's Church
218 Providence St.
Putnam, Connecticut, United States
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Barbara Vadnais (Bonneville)

1932 - 2023

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