Berenice "Bonnie" Martindale

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RYE - Berenice, "Bonnie" A. (Thorpe) Martindale, 89, longtime resident of Dover peacefully passed Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Born July 29, 1928 in Providence, R.I., the daughter of Veronica (O'Hare) and William Thorpe.

Bonnie was the most gracious, elegant, kind, caring beautiful woman. Bonnie began her career in dance in her childhood singing and dancing with her sisters. Bonnie owned and operated two dance studios in Massachusetts. Bonnie was known as "Miss Bonnie" to her dance students and is beloved by many to this day. Bonnie served as President of Dance Masters of America New England Chapter in 1976-78. In "retirement" Bonnie continued teaching dance in assisted living homes in New Hampshire and Florida and served as Vice President of Dover Engineered Systems. Bonnie loved to sing with friends while her husband Bill played the piano and in her church choir.

Bonnie was known as "Grams Bonnie" to her eight grandchildren and to her eight and 3/4 great grand children. Bonnie is survived by her three children, Paul, Matthew and Beth Martindale.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, William Martindale, three brothers and two sisters.

Bonnie had a great sense of humor and was a true class act. Bonnie is happily tapping her toes in heaven. BRAVO! and AMEN! she would say!

SERVICES: An hour of calling will be held on Saturday March 17, 2018 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave, Dover, N.H., 03820. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church 150 Central Ave, Dover, N.H. A graveside burial service in East Providence, R.I. will be held on a later date.

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Dover, NH 03820
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Published in Fosters from Mar. 12 to Mar. 15, 2018
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