Bonnie Mae Papetti, passed away April 30, 2016, just two days before her 88th birthday. She was born Elizabeth Maitland Ried on May 2, 1928. After graduating in 1946, she married her high school sweetheart. Her only son, James Tyler Cross, Jr. was born in 1948. Bonnie worked for a series of Doctor's during which time she experienced a divorce and single parenting. In 1964 she met Dominic V. Papetti while shopping for fresh caught crab on the docs of Pittsburg, California. Shortly after they married and had daughter, Diane Rena Papetti in 1966. The family moved to Bellingham, WA. While her husband was gone fishing, Bonnie kept busy raising a daughter, caring for her mother, and spending time with her sister, Georgia, her niece and nephews. She also liked to crochet, cook, grow roses, and enjoy her animal companions. Children grown, she bought and ran the Web Locker restaurant. She worked at the Bellingham Country Club and Yorky's in Fairhaven while also doing the books for the fishing business. Bonnie is preceded in death by her mother, a sister, a nephew, and her faithful Maltese, Missy. She is survived by her husband, sister, Georgia Enns of Bellingham, son, daughter, a niece, 3 nephews, 6 grands, 7 great-grands, and 1 great-great-grand. Service date is pending but please visit www.molesfarewelltributes.com for updates and to share memories.
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Published in Bellingham Herald on May 7, 2016