In Memory

Bonnie Rickard (Smith)

Bonnie Jane (Rickard) Smith, 67 413 Grand Street died peacefully Thursday afternoon January 5, 2012 in the comfort of her own home with the love and care of her family.

Bonnie was born on June 12, 1944 in Oneida the daughter of Charles and Helen Mitchell Rickard. She was a lifelong resident of Oneida and a graduate of Oneida High School class of 1963.

She married Ronald D. Smith on September 6, 1969 in the Oneida Baptist Church.

Bonnie had been employed as the head cook at the Madison County Sheriff’s Department in Wampsville for over 25 years retiring in 2009. She had previously been employed at the former F. W. Woolworth Department Store, the H. L. Green Store and Carinci’s Restaurant.

She had been a member of the Oneida Baptist Church and also attended New Beginnings Church in Wampsville. She had been a member of Weight Watcher’s in Oneida and was a very passionate collector of lighthouses. Bonnie was a cat lover and also received great enjoyment square dancing and traveling to the St. Lawrence River.

Surviving besides her husband Ron are one son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jennifer Smith of Sherrill; one daughter Heather Smith of Oneida; two grandchildren, Alexander Kipp and Alexis Smith; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Debbie Rickard of Oneida, one sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Clyde Relyea of Oneida and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a nephew Dale R. Rickard on May 17, 2011.

At Bonnies request there will be no services or calling hours. If you wish to do an act of kindness in her memory, Memorial Contributions may be made to Madison County Office for the Aging, 138 Dominick Bruno Blvd. Canastota, NY 13032. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc. 342 Main Street Oneida. 



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02/07/13 03:38 PM #1    

Gail Sforza (Krebs)

My good friend from elementary school, so beautiful, so happy...peace be with you.

07/19/13 10:07 PM #2    

Anthony Latteri

Bonnie you were a good friend in school.  It was an honor to know someone with such a positive attitude.  May you rest in Peace.  Tony L.

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