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LEOMINSTER – John C. Bonner Jr., 67, of Leominster, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster.

Born in Framingham on June 27, 1955, he was the son of the late John C. Bonner Sr. and Jacqueline (Pidgeon) Bonner.

He graduated from Framingham North High School with the Class of 1973.

John was a Foreman employed by Reber Friel in Oaks, Pennsylvania, for 10-years until his retirement.

John was an avid fan of all the Boston sports teams. He loved to be outdoors fishing and golfing, as well as taking trips to Plum Island. John’s greatest joy was his family, always treasuring the special times they had together.


John is survived by his three sons, John C. Bonner III and his wife Maeve of Gardner, Michael C. Bonner and his wife Julie of Newburyport, and Emery L. Fales and his wife Erin of Garden Grove, CA; two grandchildren, Eli, and Ethan Fales; two grandchildren on the way, John C. Bonner IV, and Baby Girl Bonner; a brother, Scott Bonner and his wife Sharon of Milbury; a brother-in-law, Henry Crawley of Franklin; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Jacqueline Crawley.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the WGGYB 12U Defenders, via the team’s Venmo account (@wggdefendersbaseball) to help the team raise money to support their trip to Cooperstown. Please reference in memory of John C. Bonner Jr.

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