Bonita L. Rancourt

  • Born: April 29, 1944
  • Died: December 16, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bonita L. "Bonnie" (Kalinowski) Rancourt, 76, of Manchester, died December 16, 2020 at Elliot Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in New Rochelle, NY on April 29, 1944 to Zygmunt and Leona (Lally) Kalinowski.

Bonnie's life was being a caregiver. She worked as a licensed nurse's aide with Northeast Rehabilitation in Salem, NH and obtained her massage therapy license starting her own business, Healthy Touch. Over the past 21 years she has been caring for disabled individuals in her home. She made these career choices so that she could also take care of and do everything for her daughters and grandchildren, who were the highlight of her days.

She took great joy in spending time with her family, daughters, and especially her grandchildren. So many wonderful memories were made on family vacations, holidays, birthdays, and every day. Her family had the precious opportunity to spend so much time with her. She was the epitome of generosity, kindness, and love. Her family will dearly miss their daily talks, her advice, her support, and her strength. She was truly the heart and soul of the family.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Felix Rancourt in 1998.

The family includes her two daughters, Leeann Wirth of Manchester and Stefanie Swalgen of Derry; and her six grandchildren, Joshua Cunningham and his wife, Erica, Jamie Swalgen and his wife, Colleen, Brittnee Wirth, Brandon Wirth, Justin Swalgen and Jacob Swalgen.

SERVICES: A private cemetery committal service at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford will take place at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of NH, 166 S. River Rd., Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP Bonnie you will be missed truly

Posted by Melissa Rauh - East Hartford, CT - Friend   March 01, 2021

To Leeann and your family, I send my sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. My heart goes out to you!

Posted by Cindee McD - Coworker   December 27, 2020

Lee & Steph, I just don't know the words. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. I loved your mom more than you'll ever know, she took me in when I needed a home, sh always made the best meatballs eva and she always would laugh and had that cute little snort when she did. She was my Auntie Bonnie and I'm so lucky to have had her in my life when I really needed a smile or a laugh or just to cry and eat meatballs! I love you all so much and miss your faces. I hope to be able to see you soon. Again l, I'm so sorry and if you need anything I'm only a phone call away. ❤

Posted by Penly Cyr-Lampert - London, OH - Family   December 23, 2020

Stef, Leeann my heart is with both of you. Your Mom was the best. She always made me laugh and I will never forget her. Her heart was full of love and compassion and I know it swelled with pride in the both of you.

Posted by Stacey Greenberg - Manchester, NH - Friend   December 23, 2020

Dear Family: My sincere condolences to all of you. Bonnie was a classmate at Manchester Memorial and was an active member of our Reunion Committee. We often appreciated the luncheons she prepared for us when we met at her home. She will be missed!

Posted by Carol (Weeks) Hodgdon - Franklin, NH - Classmate   December 23, 2020

Dear Family, I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Bonnie will be missed in many ways, especially when helping to organize our Manchester Memorial Reunions. She was a good friend and I enjoyed our planning lunches with her. She could be counted on to add fun to any of our gatherings. I know your memories of her will help you through this time and give you comfort.

Posted by Fay Hanscomb - auburn, NH - Classmate   December 22, 2020

Dear Leeann and Stephanie,
I am so sorry for your loss. My family was a neighbor of the Kalinowski's in Grenier Heights from probably 1945-1950 when we moved to Mont Vernon. Bonnie was my best neighborhood playmate and after we moved we would still spend vacations and time in the summer at each others houses into our high school years. Her parents and mine also remained friends into their old ages. Over time we lost touch but ran into each other at CMC probably 20 years ago. She still had that great smile and vivacious energy and our visit was wonderful even though brief. I will always treasure her memory as a great childhood friend. My sympathies to you and your families. She was truly a treasure.
Paula (Guertin) Goduti

Posted by Paula (Guertin) Goduti - NH - Friend   December 22, 2020

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