Welcome to the memorial page for

Joan Cynthia (Fortier) Bonenfant

November 5, 1940 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 76)

Joan Cynthia Bonenfant, 76, of Colchester and formerly of Hebron, passed away on Wednesday (April 26, 2017) at Middlesex Hospital Hospice.  Born in Hartford on November 5, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Laura (Bergeron) Fortier.

Joan married William Joseph Bonenfant in 1961.  The couple raised their family at the home they made in Amston.  They also taught Jukido Martial Arts together and they shared 35 years of marriage before he predeceased her in 1996. 

Joan was a homemaker and Certified Nurse Aid.  She also worked at Yankee Pastry in Moodus and she had her own business, making concrete lawn ornaments at her home in Hebron.  She enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia with her family every year but most importantly, she will be remembered as a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her four children Billy Bonenfant, Lori Langan of Florida, Kathy Wysoski and husband Ron of Colchester and Marie Barros of Hebron; two brothers, Raymond and Allan Fortier; three sisters, Ellie Fox, Yvonne Fortier and Betty Fortier; three grandchildren, Kevin, Shawn and Trisha; and three great grandchildren, Samuel, Matthew and Rayne.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lisa; and a brother, Leo Fortier.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday (April 29th) from 9:30 – 11 am at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The funeral service will follow immediately at the funeral home at 11 am.  Burial will be in the New Hebron Cemetery.  Donations in her memory may be made to www.alzheimersdementia.org. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn GA 30047
Web: http://www.lbda.org

 Service Information

April 29, 2017

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
Colchester, CT

Funeral Service
April 29, 2017

11:00 AM
Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home
Colchester, CT

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