Mary Ann "Mikey" Bonkowski

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Mary Ann "Mikey" Bonkowski

AGE: 73 • Newark

Mikey, age 73, of Newark, DE and formerly from Stanton, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Mikey was the wife of the late John J. Bonkowski, who passed away in 2007, and with whom she shared more than 44 years of marriage. She was born in Millsboro with her twin sister, Patty on Nov. 30, 1940 to the late Leon and Julia Hitchens.

Mikey worked part-time at Fairfield Books & News but was most known as a Homemaker, famous for her apple pies, potato salad and crab cakes. Her two greatest joys were playing the slot machines and going to garage sales. Mikey was a Giver! She loved to buy trinkets and items for others. Mikey will be remembered as a mom, sister, mommom and friend to everybody, and her door was always open to all.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Brown (Jonathan); her son Joseph J. Bonkowski; five grandchildren: Tyler, Austin, Johnnie, Michael, and Ava; her sisters: Charlotte Castro of NC, Betty Morgenstern of VA, Margaret Spears, Sandy Riley, Junie Zdziech, Josie Mazewski, of DE, and Sherry Bonecutter of SC; and one brother Danny Hitchens of DE. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Patty and sister Eleanor.

Interment is private and a celebration of Mikey's life will be announced at a later date. To send an online condolence visit

Strano & Feeley

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2014