Bonnie Mae Redding, 70, of Litchfield, NH (and formerly of Littleton, NH and Lowell, MA)

Bonnie Mae Redding, 70, of Litchfield, NH (and formerly of Littleton, NH and Lowell, MA) passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She battled cancer victoriously for 4.5 years with grace, dignity, humanity, and bravery.

Bonnie will be missed forever and be remembered as a beloved daughter, sister, wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, and friend.

Born in Lowell, MA she was the daughter of the late Louise (Richardson) and Alfred DesLauriers. She was the most dedicated daughter and sister to her siblings.

She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1967 and was a graduate of Lemuel Shattuck Nursing School in Boston.

She married Robert M. Redding in 1972 and they celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this past May.  The family she created with her husband Bob was the pride and joy of her life.

She was a proud and devoted nurse and was a treasured mentor, colleague, and friend. She had a celebrated career at Litchfield/Hudson School District, Southern NH Medical Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua, and SNHMC Immediate Care-Hudson. Cancer forced her retirement, but her family and colleagues know she would have continued to care for patients with love and compassion for many more years.

Bonnie was a devout Catholic and had the heart of a true servant. She volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader, religious educator, PTO board member, and even through her illness, continued her service at the Anne Marie House and the Nashua Soup Kitchen.

She loved the beach and the White Mountains, spending time with her family, adventures with her grandchildren, bargain shopping, dinners with her friends, and road trips.

She is survived by her husband Bob Redding, her daughters Stacie and her husband Scott Plourde of Goffstown, NH, Holly Redding Cooper and her husband Jeff Cooper of Chelmsford, MA, and Stephanie and her husband Dustin Parker of Deering, NH, and her beloved 8 grandchildren: Dylan & Kayla Parker, Mackenzie, Cassidie, & Camden Plourde, and Benjamin, Miles, & Grayson Redding Cooper.

Additionally, she is survived by her brother Barry and his wife, Jill DesLauriers of Hudson, NH and her sisters Jeannie McEleney of Chestnut Hill, MA, Lois and her husband, John Berard of Hollis, NH, Dale and her husband, Patrick Gower of Lowell, MA, Terry and her husband, Arthur Roddy of New Ipswich, NH, Barbara and her husband, Thomas Trainor of Pelham, NH, and her sister-in-law, Mary Katsirebas of Londonderry, NH. She is survived by many adored Godchildren, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She leaves behind countless cherished friends. She is predeceased by her brother Brian Deslauriers, her parents, her in-laws Herbert and Veronica Redding, and her brother-in-laws: James Katsirebas and John Redding.

The family expresses their most sincere gratitude to her providers Dr. Whitfield Growdon, Samantha Horne, RN, and the amazing care team at MGH Center for Gynecologic Oncology for the their brilliant, kind, and compassionate care they provided for Bonnie. The family expresses love and appreciation for the family and friends that walked with her through life, especially her dear friend Linda Clark of Lisbon, NH who was the most perfect caregiver to Bonnie and her family, during her final days.

Bonnie will be remembered and celebrated for her laughter, her fierce devotion to her family, her compassion, her generosity, her relentless spirit, and her Love.

Donations can be made in Bonnie’s memory to Anne Marie House in Hudson, NH, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and End 68 Hours of Hunger-Nashua, NH.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to her visiting hours, Friday, September 4, 2020 from 3-7 Pm at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford. A private funeral will take place Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Lowell, Ma. Arrangements by DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 978-251-4041. Online guestbook is available at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

 


22 Condolences for Bonnie Mae Redding, 70, of Litchfield, NH (and formerly of Littleton, NH and Lowell, MA)

    Ryan and Tara Plourde

    Bob, Stacie, Holly and Stephanie we wish you comfort during this difficult time. Bonnie was such a nice woman and we’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Cecile McDonough

    Bob and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. May she be at peace. She was such an outgoing person with a most beautiful personality. She will be missed I’m sure.

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    Kristin McManus

    Mrs. Redding was such a light! I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. I’m thinking of you all. Sending lots of love your way.

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    Sr. Pauline Leblanc

    Dear Bob,

    So sorry to learn of your loss and so soon after John’s departure. My prayers are with all of you. Bonnie put up such a good fight. You have your own special angel now to watch over you

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    Maureen Hamilton (Pat & Andrea's sister)

    Bob, may the days ahead bring more strength than you could ever imagine, to you and your beautiful family. So, so sorry for the pain you all are going through.

    Bonnie just loved displaying all of them on FB. She made sure each & every one of you all accepted the inevitable before passing on. When reading her Bio, what stood out to me was her exceptional kindness, always there to help anyone who needed it. She was already an Angel on earth & now one in heaven.

    God has blessed you all with this loving person as your Wife and Mom. Wishing you all many more blessings as you carry on the rest of your days together. The way Bonnie prayed for faithfully.

    Peace be with all of you and may Bonnie rest in peace and finally out of pain. Amen…

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    The McQuestens; Matt and Christie

    Deepest sympathies on the family’s loss of such a kind woman. Know that you’re all in the McQuesten Farm families prayers. Praying for strength and healing for you all in this very difficult time.

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    Nicole Enger

    Stacie, Holly, and Stephanie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was the kindest woman I have met. She was always worried about taking care of everyone else. She was always so kind to me when I saw her. I will never forget your mother. You now have a beautiful angel watching over all of you. May she Rest In Peace.

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    Regina Keating

    Loved talking to your mom when at work with her at Immediate Care in Hudson .Both long time nurses , we both spoke highly of our elderly moms and caring for them. We lovingly spoke of our kids and some of the crazy things that occurred but we lived through with them growing up. How our profession had changed in so many ways some good but a lot of negative. I loved her dearly and felt as though she was another sister of mine .She is in heaven and she will look down on all of you to keep you safe

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    Dotti Reed

    Dear Bob, Stacie, Holly, and Stephanie: It was with sadness that I received the news of Bonnie’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of her smiling, easy-going style as she gave of herself to so many others. I send my sincerest sympathies and pray that you find comfort in knowing what a wonderful lady she was and how much she was liked and respected by all who met her.

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    Gerry McSwiggin

    Dear DesLauries and Redding family, I was so sad to hear of Bonnie’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of the DesLauriers family when living on “little” A Street. It was always a joyful family and their love for each other was always evident. Although time and distance came between us, each time Bonnie and I reunited over the years, it was always like time had stood still and we talked about our lives and our extended families.
    My deepest sympathies to you all, as Bonnie was a very special lady.
    Love, Gerry ( Gendron ) McSwiggin

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    Lisa Plourde Brady

    To Stephanie and the Redding family, I am so sorry for your loss. It was clear how kind and loving Bonnie was, and her family was her world. I hope you find some comfort in the wonderful memories of her and knowing that she will live in your hearts forever. Thinking of you at this very difficult time, Lisa Plourde Brady

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    Milly Enger and Jim

    Bob,Stacie, Holly and Stephanie: We send our deepest sympathies and pray for all of you. Bonnie loved everyone and everyone loved her. Bonnie said “I’m not afraid of dying I’ve done all I can here.” I’m going to miss our times together, may she rest in peace.

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    Lee Boisvert

    Dear Bob and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Bonnie. May she rest in peace.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Lee & Kathy Boisvert
    Spring Hill,Fl

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    Cindy Cascio

    My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you at this time. Bonnie was such a shining light. Her loving and generous spirit will always be missed. I had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie 3 years ago in a cancer support group and was immediately drawn to her compassion and kindness. Always concerned for others and never herself, she’d always say,”I’m fine”. Rest easy my friend and I know you will be watching over us always.

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    Pauline and Bill Serwatka

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. May you share in her sweet memories

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    Christine Deschenes

    Bob, Stacie, Holly and Stephanie: Our prayers and condolences are wit all of you. It was a pleasure knowing Bonnie! She was a kind spirit who will always be remembered in our hearts! ?

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    Diane Desjardins

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bonnie will always have a special place in my heart!

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    Melissa Wu

    Bonnie was one of a kind – warm-hearted and caring, smart and tough as nails, and an important and valued member of the Immmediate Care family. We all loved her and looked forward to the shifts we got to work with her. Deepest sympathies as her Immediate Care family mourns with you.

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    Jamie & Morten

    Morten and I are so sad to hear the news. Bonnie was such a wonderful person who always made us feel welcome. Our thoughts are with the whole family. Big hugs.

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    Trudy Marshall

    I’m am so saddened to hear of your wife’s passing; she was to young, so caring and very much loved. I am sure you and your girls will forever hold her close in your hearts, and may God watch over you along with Bonnie and provide comfort during this very difficult time.

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