Bonnie Anne Lindemann Finkle, age 80, of Pittsboro, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022, at home.
Bonnie was born in Passaic County, New Jersey on August 27, 1941, to the late Russel Lindemann and Anne Schneider Lindemann. She was also preceded in death by her husband Edward F. Finkle. Bonnie graduated from Wayne Valley High School in New Jersey in 1959, became a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Jersey in 1963, received a BS in Nursing in 1991 from the University of the State of New York and an MS in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in 2000.
Bonnie devoted her life to helping others throughout her career as a nurse. She would always see the positive and could commonly be heard saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. She was an avid lover of books, especially mysteries and ghost stories. One of her favorite holidays was Halloween and she loved sharing her passion for this with her six grandchildren. She was the best Grandma one could ask for and always made sure to create memorable moments for all her grandchildren when they would come to visit her on Cape Cod and Pittsboro. Movie night showing Scooby Doo was always a great experience where she would hand out tickets, popcorn, and candy to everyone. Her favorite musical artist was Neil Diamond and was always thrilled to put on “Sweet Caroline” and have everyone sing along. Bonnie had many pets over the years, both dogs and cats, and loved all of them dearly. She also loved knitting sweaters, hats, blankets and giving them to her family and friends. During her retirement years she would frequently volunteer her time at the local food pantry and fulfill her need to travel the world and visit destinations such as England, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Scotland and Australia.
Surviving relatives include, two sons, Edward G. Finkle and wife Mattea of Middletown, CT, Brian Finkle and wife Maria of Mechanicsville, Virginia, one daughter, Denise “DJ” Lynch, and husband Bob of Pittsboro, and six grandchildren, Amanda, Savannah, Matthew, Grayson, Jeremiah, and Kayla.
A memorial service is planned at Donaldson’s Funeral Home in Pittsboro on Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at 11am to 1pm. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made in Bonnie’s memory to Chatham County Literacy Council, PO Box 1696, Pittsboro, NC 27312, or Chatham Animal Rescue & Education, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.
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