Bernice "Bonnie"'s Story
Bernice "Bonnie" Barnes of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Hampton Falls, N.H., passed away peacefully on June 21, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Bonnie was born to the late Roger and Beatrice Cole on July 27, 1935. Throughout her successful life she served as a New Hampshire State Representative, was on the Governor's Energy Council, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, and was the Culinary Advisor for Whittier Technical High School.
Her true passion was always cooking. She began a catering career in 1970 and started the first cooking school in New Hampshire. Bonnie was the "All American Chef" on the Good Day television show, preparing food for Craig Claiborne, Jacques Pepin, Julia Child and many others. She gave lectures on gourmet cooking all along the East Coast and even aboard the Queen Elizabeth II.
Bonnie was married on Valentine's Day in 1958 to her loving husband Roger. Her legacy lives on through her sons, Kirk and his wife, Carmen, their three beautiful children, Eric, Sarah and Hannah, her eldest son Kent, all of Cumming, Ga. Bonnie is also survived by her sister, Lois Morrison of Boulder City, Nev., and her childhood friend, Charlotte Lombardi of Newburyport, Mass.
Bonnie loved to travel and anyone who knew her was never surprised when she was on another trip. Italy was her favorite place to visit, and being able to share this time with her grandchildren was her greatest pleasure.
She will be missed by her family and her many, many friends.
Published on July 14, 2017