2009-01-15 / Obituaries

Ruth E. Bonner, 82

Ruth E. (Hand) Bonner, 82, of North Kingstown, died Friday, Jan. 9, at Village House in Newport.

Born in Waltham, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Miles) Hand.

She received a bachelor of arts in education from Wellesley College. She was a teacher for the North Kingstown School Department, teaching at Quidnessett and Forest Park Middle Schools for 27 years before retiring.

An avid reader and book lover, she volunteered at the North Kingstown Library.

She leaves three sons, David, Michael and Steven Bonner of Jamestown; two daughters, Mary E. Savash and Kathi Chan; a brother, Michael Hand; and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Richard, John and Frances Hand.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, North Kingstown. Her burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Kingstown Free Library (for children's books), 100 Boone St., North Kingstown, RI 02852.

For information and guestbook visit: www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome. com.

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