Eleanor M. (Hodgkins) Bonnette, 92 of Taunton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 22nd 2019. She was born on December 22nd 1926 to the late Earl and Ruth (Morse) Hodgkins. Eleanor was a longtime city resident and was a 1944 graduate of Brockton High School. She is a United States Marine Corps Veteran (Once a Marine, Always a Marine) and served during the Korean Conflict. Eleanor was very proud to have served her country. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary for the Taunton D.P.W.
Eleanor enjoyed her time on Martha's Vineyard and at "the Lake". She enjoyed sailing, fishing, traveling and visiting the casino. She had a passion for painting and was very
talented. Her deepest compassion was for her family and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a hardworking, passionate lady who had a contagious smile and an entertaining sense of humor. She was always supportive, never one to give up and had an insatiable desire to
help. Her loving memory will live on in the hearts of those who were lucky enough to have known her. She is survived by her beloved daughter; Lee Ann Tavares and her husband Paul of Taunton, her cherished grandchildren; Brian Anderson and his wife Pamela of Raynham, Mark Anderson and his wife Sarina of Seekonk, Lynnelle Tavares of Oak Bluffs and Taunton, and Matthew Tavares of Taunton, and great grandchildren; Brydon, Alexis, Alisha, Kiley, and Evan Anderson all who lovingly called her "Ree". She is also survived by her niece Elaine Hodgkins Fitzgerald, her cousins and many longtime friends. Eleanor was the sister of the late Earl A. Hodgkins.
Visiting hours will be held in the Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home, 467 Bay St. Taunton, MA on Thursday February 28th , from 4-7 PM. The funeral service will take place in the funeral home on Friday, March 1st at 10 AM. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Pinehill Cemetery, E. Taunton. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.r-mfh.com. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made in Eleanor's name to VA Volunteer Services c/o VA Boston South, 940 Belmont St. Brockton, MA 02301. Checks should be made payable to VA Boston Health.