George Bunnewith

Obituary of George Bunnewith

George E. Bunnewith, 74, of Everett St, Newport, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at home. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Sullivan) Bunnewith to whom he was married for 40 years. Born in Worcester, MA on February 13, 1935, he was the son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Plotczyk) Bunnewith. Mr. Bunnewith was a 1953 graduate of Bartlett High School in Webster, MA. Upon graduating Boston University in 1958, he served in the Army for two years. In 1993, after 32 years of service, he retired from NUSC. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Newport, NARFE, The Circle of Scholars, and the Redwood Library. Besides his wife he is survived by his son Joseph E. Bunnewith and his wife Billie Bunnewith of Smithfield, RI; his nephews Jeff Bunnewith of Webster, MA, Christopher Bunnewith of Jacksonville, FL, and Timothy Bunnewith of Taunton, MA; and his nieces Maria Geist of Silver Spring, MD, and Amanda Bennett of Stowe, MA. He was the brother of the late John Bunnewith and Richard Bunnewith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 10am, in St. Joseph's Church, Broadway, Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Ln, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 4-7pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St, Newport, RI, 02840. Donations may be made in his memory to the Haitian Project Inc, PO Box 6891, Providence, RI, 02940.
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