Rosella “Bonnie” Godin

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Rosella “Bonnie” Godin, age 87, of Manitou Beach passed away at Arbor Manor in Spring Arbor, Mich., on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was born October 5, 1925 in Grand Ledge, Mich., the daughter of Forest and Julia (Porter) Watson.

Bonnie was no stranger to work. She farmed until 1959, worked at Eaton Rapids Hospital, was employed at Peerless Gear as a Union Stewardess for 18 years until her retirement in 1986, worked at John Anthony Flowers, became a nanny to a very special family — the Delesandro Family of Lansing, Mich., and delivered the Daily Telegram in the Onsted area where many of the folks knew her as “Paper Granny.” Bonnie also graduated from high school in 2000. Due to poor health, she spent the last three years at Arbor Manor and as a resident, delivered the newspaper, sold cookies and popcorn, and consoled many of the other residents.

Bonnie is survived by her son Thomas (Mary Kay) Cady of Perry, Mich; her daughter Sandra (Bob) LeBaron of Manitou Beach; brother Larry (Lupe) Watson of Elkhart, Ind; sister Norma Bishop of Shipshewana, Ind; five grandchildren Tracy, Tina, Thomas, Michael and Joey; great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband’s George Cady and Michael Godin; one brother; and a sister.

At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. with Karen Belair, Minister officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the family of Rosella “Bonnie” Godin. Condolences may be made to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.




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