Barbara (Bonnie) Todt

Bonnie Todt - Greece, NY - Rochester Cremation
Greece, New York: Barbara (Bonnie) Todt, 72.  Bonnie passed peacefully at the beautiful Hildebrandt Hospice Center on September 10, 2019.
Bonnie was happiest when helping others, was always putting the needs of others above her own.  A caring heart, she was an animal lover and gave a loving home to many rescues.  She found satisfaction volunteering at a cat shelter and the Gates Public Library.  Bonnie was an avid reader and had hundreds of books.  She never passed up a book sale.  Her chocolate chip cookies were Rochester famous and will be missed.
Her strength and stubbornness helped her through the pains of rheumatoid arthritis for over 30 years, and since 2017, she fought a battle with cancer.  She fought with grace, dignity and humor.  Her family is grateful to her oncologist Dr. Jennifer Brown -Broderick, nurses Tatum and Annette Grace and the outstanding loving and compassionate staff of the Hildebrandt Hospice Center.
Survived by her daughters, Amy Nicometo (Jeremy McBeth) and Jennifer (Brandon) Purcell.  Grandchildren Bryan Schmidt, Dane Schmidt, Jakob Nicometo, Kayla Purcell, Zander Purcell, cousin and best friend, Foof.
Bonnie’s life was such a gift to her family and friends.  She lives on in those whose lives she touched.
Her Funeral Mass will be at St Charles Church 3003 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY on Saturday September 28th at 9:30am. In her memory, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Or any no-kill animal shelter.

8 Condolences

  1. Susan Duckled on September 19, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    To all of Bonnies family
    My sincere condolences to you all. I had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie on my visits to USA and will treasure with lots of fondness the happy times we had
    I bake her coc chip biscuits on a regular basis and they are a hit here
    My grandkids call them Bon bond biscuits
    Thinking of you all
    Much love

  2. Nola on September 20, 2019 at 11:01 am

    To all of Bonnies family but especially to Foof, whom I know and love, my sincere condolences to you all. To know the bond you had with your cousin I just wish I was there to give you a big hug as you go through this time of deep hurt. May our Lord and Saviour give you all His strength at this time. Love from me and everyone at Zululand Hospice.

  3. Marie Robson on September 22, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    I am saddened with this news. I grew up on Palm Street, two doors from the Jones family. Bonnie’s sister Penny and I were best friends during those early years. I have many fond memories of visiting the Jones family. I recently had lunch with another neighbor (Beth Whitley) and we were trying to contact Bonnie. We had no idea she was ill. I am so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace with her mother Ruth and father Arthur.

  4. Tammy Pease on September 23, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Dear Amy, Foof and the rest of Bonnie’s family, I remember you all with such fondness, and I hope you are all finding some comfort in Bonnie’s passing knowing how kind and giving she really was. I had the pleasure of bumping into her around the neighborhood on occasion and when I went to vote. I could always count on her for a kind word, a smile, and an update on the family that she so loved. I regret not knowing that she was sick! So sorry for your loss and this difficult time. Please know that I am thinking of you all and praying for your comfort.

  5. Bob and Bonnie Marinetti on September 25, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Dear Foof and Bonnie’s family. We share the sadness of Bonnie’s family and her friends,and we will miss times we would share together. Bonnie’s warmth and caring will remain with us, As will her courage in meeting her challenges. We especially are keeping Foof close in thought in the days ahead. Thinking of all of you. Love, Bob and Bonnie Marinetti

  6. Josephine Guarino on September 25, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Very sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was among the first to welcome me to when I was hired at Monroe County Pure Waters back in 1989. At that time there were only a few women in the department. Bonnie stood out, and was respected not only for her work ethic, but because she was such a genuine, caring person. (That plus her language could be salty, which added to her charm.) She will be sorely missed.

  7. Lisa Petrin on December 1, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I just found out today that my Aunt Bonnie passed away over a year ago…I didn’t know. I would house and animal sit for Aunt Bonnie-one of the reasons I love animals so much. Many hugs and love to you.

  8. Kim Costanza on December 15, 2020 at 8:42 am

    I worked in the same department as Bonnie back in 80’s thru 90’s. Hard worker for the office. Those were the good old days as some would reflect on as we get older through the years.

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