Bonnie M. Struss

Bonnie M. Struss, long time resident of Amherst NH, passed away peacefully December 21, 2019, while under hospice care at Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on March 19, 1930, Bonnie was the daughter of the late Dow Norman and Margaret Overstreet Norman. A graduate of the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO, she later pursued a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Southern Illinois University. She worked many years as an ENT nurse as well as in pediatrics. Bonnie was an accomplished cook, seamstress and painter. She was active in a variety of community and historical organizations while living in Amherst, especially the Amherst Historical Society, for which she served as curator of the Chapel Museum. She and her husband Harold were honored as 1999 Amherst Citizens of the Year.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Harold R. Struss, and her brother Tom. Bonnie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Struss of Penn Yan, New York; daughter Janet Burdet of Gatineau, Quebec; brother and sister-in-law Dan and Marianne Norman of Huntington Beach, CA; and, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Donations in her memory may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association.