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July 10, 2013

Bonnie S. Domion

The Daily Star

---- — Bonnie S. Domion

RICHFIELD SRINGS — Bonnie S. Domion, 69, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, July 8, 2013, in her home after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her loving family was at her side.

She was born on May 5, 1944, in Herkimer, the daughter of the late Raymond and Alice Ward Shipengrover.

A lifelong area resident, Bonnie was raised in Herkimer and was a graduate of Herkimer High School, class of 1962. She continued her education graduating from St. Luke’s Memorial Center School of Nursing.

She first worked as a registered surgical nurse in Tarrytown before returning to this area to work as an evening assistant supervisor at Herkimer Memorial Hospital.

On March 13, 1976, she was united in marriage with Philip William Domion Jr. in Richfield Springs. They shared a loving and devoted union of 27 years until his passing on Oct. 7, 2003.

For 11 years, Mrs. Domion worked as senior teller at the Richfield Springs branch of the Bank of America until it closed. She then worked for the Richfield Springs branch of NBT Bank, retiring in 2011.

To all who knew her she had a very strong sense of community. In 2003, she was elected to serve as a town of Richfield councilwoman and in 2010, was appointed to the position of town supervisor. She also had served as treasurer of the Schuyler Lake Snowdrifters.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed crafts, crocheting and caring for her cats. Bonnie was happiest when she was surrounded by her many friends and family, especially her cherished grandchildren. She will be sorely missed.

Surviving are her children, Dawn Eldred of Rome, Michael Domion and his wife, Connie, Kenneth Domion, Edward Domion and his wife, Tammy, Kristine Domion-Mondore, all of Richfield Springs; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many brothers and sisters-in- law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents and husband, Philip, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Shipengrover in 2004, and a grandson, USMC Corporal Alex Domion on Oct. 31, 2012.

The family will be present to receive relatives and friends in J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, 40 West James St., Richfield Springs, from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening.

It was Mrs. Domion’s request that the interment be private and at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.