SOUTHINGTON - Bonnie Joann (Woolery) Conaty, 77, of Southington, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Norwalk Hospital surrounded by her devoted family. She was the beloved wife of James Conaty for 56 years.
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She was born in Osceola, Mo., the daughter of the late David and Sarah (Campbell) Woolery. Bonnie was a retired employee of Mt. Southington Ski Area. She was a surrogate grandmother to the Hartford Hawks girls basketball team, an avid Yankees fan, and always supporting her grandchildren by attending each and every sports game and dance recital. Bonnie was a voracious reader, a crossword puzzle fanatic, and a legend when it came to decorating her home for Christmas. She enjoyed traveling, skiing, hiking, gardening, but most of all loved her family dearly.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Kevin and wife, Ann Marie Conaty, Mark and wife Cheryl Conaty, all of Southington, and Christopher and wife, Ellen Conaty, of Portland, Ore.; five grandchildren, Kristen, Kelly, Patrick, AJ, and Ada.
She also leaves behind a sister, Shirley Gibson, of Texas; a brother, David Woolery, sisters, Vicky Lynn Mercer and Patricia McCall, all of Kansas; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Barnard, Nancy Conaty, Mildred Conaty, brother-in-law, Gerald Conaty; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sister, Betty Austin; brothers-in-law, Robert and Walter Conaty; and sisters-in-law Mary Sarrazin and Elizabeth Conaty.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Burial will be at State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Calling hours will be on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Wilton, CT. For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com.
Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 21, 2013