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November 14, 2012

Jeanne 'Mimi' Bonenfant

Jeanne ‘Mimi’ Bonenfant

STAMFORD/CANANDAIGUA — Jeanne “Mimi” Bonenfant, 90, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Canandaigua. She was formerly of Stamford and had been living in Canandaigua since 2007 to be near her niece. 

She is survived by her sister, Marie Hitchcock of Stamford; niece, Evelyne (Frank) Bottorf of Victor; nephew, Daniel (Catherine) Hitchcock of Lafayette, La.; great-nephew, Rit (Bonnie) Bottorf of Manhattan; great-nieces, Katie Hitchcock Villarroel of Lafayette, La., and Sarah (Lyle) Langley of Metairie, La.

She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Harold Hitchcock, in 2002.

Mimi was born in St. Mere-Eglise, France, and was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Louise (Guerin) Bonenfant. She emigrated from France to the United States in 1947, to live near her sister Marie, in Stamford. Mimi loved the United States and was always very appreciative of the Armed Forces who liberated her beloved homeland, France, in World War II. 

She worked as a caretaker for a family in Stamford for more than 55 years, and they loved her dearly. Mimi enjoyed traveling and returned to France many times to visit family and friends. She loved the opera, theater and ballet. Mimi would often take her niece and nephew on trips to expose them to new places and cultures. She will be sadly missed, but joyfully remembered. 

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Mountain Avenue, Stamford. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario County Health Facility Activities Fund, 3062 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424. 

Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. 

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