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"Bonnie" Pensivy

1945 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Barbara A. "Bonnie" Zink Pensivy passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 11, 2014. She was born in Pittsfield on Feb. 18, 1945. She was a daughter of Edward D. Zink, Jr. and Vera K. (Wilker) Zink. She attended Pittsfield Schools and graduated from Pittsfield High in 1962. While in high school, she was on the ski team, a cheerleader and participated in several other sports. She was active during her youth with Girl Scouts and was a member of the Order of the Rainbow Girls, attaining the office of Worthy Adivsor in her senior year. She graduated from the University of Maine at Orono receiving her B. S. in Nursing in 1966. She went on to complete a Master of Education in Psychology at North Adams State College. She participated in various outdoor clubs and ski teams while in college. She went to San Francisco after college where she became involved in modeling. From there she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where she married, Michael F. Pensivy, Jr., in 1969. She returned to the Berkshires to pursue her career in nursing, which included teaching at Berkshire Community College and Mildred Elley and becoming a nursing supervisor at Hillcrest Hospital, and held several positions at local nursing homes and lastly staff development coordinator at Springside of Pittsfield. She also opened and operated her own Real Estate Business, CHE.MI.DAR Realty. She lived an active and social life and particularly enjoyed Country and Western Dance, and tap dancing. Bonnie continued skiing throughout her adult life and was a member of the National Ski Patrol at both Blandford Ski Area and Bousquet for almost 30 years. The primary focus of her life was to provide for her children and grandchildren and their continued well-being. She leaves her three children, Cherie A. Pensivy Rocca of Windsor, Michael F. Pensivy III and his wife, Jennifer of Peru, and Darrin E. Pensivy and his wife, Saharra of Williamsburg, and seven grandchildren, Zachary and Joshua Rocca, Haleigh, Amber, Allen, Samantha and Scarlet Pensivy, her brother, David E. Zink and his wife, Sandra of Windsor, and her sister, Nancy L. Zink. She is also survived by her former husband, Michael F. Pensivy Jr., of Middlefield, Ma., and two nieces, Launa Zink-Torresan and Rachel Zink. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours for Bonnie will be held Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the DERY FUNERAL HOME, in Pittsfield, with a service to follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Constance Morrison, officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials in her memory be made to Berkshire Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, Ma. 01201.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 16, 2014
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