Bonnie P. Stearns MONTPELIER — Bonnie P. Stearns, 71, of Prospect Street, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 5, 1948, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Norman R. and Dorothy (Simonds) Stearns. Bonnie attended local elementary schools and graduated from Middlebury Union High School. She then went on to attend Brown University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Bonnie took great pride in being a homemaker. She was a member of the Websterville Baptist Church and a Vermont Disabilities Council Board member. Throughout her life, she was involved in various counseling service events and peer support programs. In her spare time, Bonnie loved all things cats, music and clocks. She especially loved spending time with friends, including her best friend, Cecile Gendron, and thoroughly enjoyed cooking and sharing her delicacies with family and friends, especially her famous fudge. Survivors include her sister, Virginia “Ginny” Stearns Ashenselter and husband James, of Bristol, and several cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, William “Bill” Stearns. The service to honor and celebrate Bonnie’s life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. There are no calling hours. For a memorial guestbook, visit

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