- August 7, 2011
- Levittown, New Jersey
of Louise 's Passing
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My sincere condolences to you and your family. Think of the good memories. My heart goes out to you.
1 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Peterson - Salt Lake City, UT
“Maureen: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
2 of 7 | Posted by: Vickie Klimaszewski - PA - Friend
“I just want to extend my deepest symphony on your loss. May Our Lady's mantle cover you and may Our Lord support you in this deepest time of grief.
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Grondski - Lansdale, PA
I'm so sorry for your loss. But...I guess I'm most sorry that you did not have the time with her to clear the air of all the...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bob - Philadelphia, PA
“I am sorry. I already started a message and it got lost, so Maureen, just delete the other one if it is there.
I met you in the summer of 1973....Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Benson - American Fork, UT
“Mom is having fun messing with us. We reviewed everything at least three times. She actually passed away on the Saturday the 6th and she lived in ...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Maureen - Daughter
“I had the privilege of speaking with Louise by phone on a couple of occasions and she treated me like a long lost friend.
I wish the family all...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Carmen Flores - Elmhurst, NY
Louise Starr Bonner Tomkiel, 80, of Levittown, PA, died on August 7, 2011. Born in Philadelphia, Louise was a resident of Levittown for over 40 years.
Louise is a graduate of St. Hubert’s Catholic High School and a very active member of St. Michael the Archangel Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She spent most of her early-married life caring for her two sons who were born with Cerebral Palsy and their deaths affected her deeply. She raised her daughter as a single mother. Louise began her journey of faith in 1978 and has continued with pilgrimages to many places. Her unwavering faith is a source of great strength for her family and friends. As a well known artist, Louise worked with clay and other media including wood burning which earned her many awards at art shows and exhibitions through her studio, Bunning Star Studio.
Louise is the mother of the late Joseph John and Stephen Louis Bonner and she is survived by her daughter, Maureen Louise Engh, her grandchildren, Emily Louise and her husband Nathan Sweeten, Gregory Stewart Engh and great grandchildren, Waylon Wray Sweeten and Willow Starr Sweeten, all of Utah.
Relatives and friends are invited to Louise’s Life Celebration on Friday, August 12 from 6 to 8 PM and on Saturday, August 13 from 8:30 to 9:30 at the Beck/Givnish Funeral Home, 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown, 215-946-7600 and to her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 AM at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Levittown Parkway and Rt. 13, Levittown, PA. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. Mass Card would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers.
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