Louis Charles Bunnell  (This authors uncle)

PEABODY — Louis C. Bunnell, 69, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at home.

He was born in Amesbury on Aug. 5, 1940, son of the late George and Mary (Bertogli) Bunnell.

He was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1960. Mr. Bunnell was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Division, from 1961 to 1964 and a retired employee of Gould/Shawmut in Newburyport.

He enjoyed many years of serving as a bartender at the Polish Club in Amesbury. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends and he will be greatly missed by them.

Mr. Bunnell is survived by his best friend and former wife, Phyllis Bunnell and their children, Jennifer and her husband Matthew Pszenny of Peabody, Jeffrey and his wife Deanna Bunnell of Salem and Erin Bunnell of Salem; his grandchildren, Alyssa and Brandon Pszenny, Jeffrey, Jeremy, and Emma Bunnell, and Gavin Louis Bunnell. He is also survived by his sister, Marie DiDomenico of Medford, and many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Bunnell was predeceased by his grandson, Nicholas Matthew Pszenny and his siblings, James Bunnell, Anna Gagne, Albert Bunnell, George Bunnell, Mabel Walsh, Barbara Burrill, Benjamin Bunnell, Elizabeth Perkins and Stella Bunnell.




ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury, will be held on Monday, Jan. 4, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a service at 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow at the Polish Club. Burial will be Tuesday, at 3 p.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amesbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Assoc., 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

His son, my cousin Jeffery was not in the above photo but my be houred and prayed for because he was deployed for a 3rd time to Iraq the day after his fathers burial (Wed. 6 Jan. 2010). May we pray that he has a safe tour of duty (82nd Airbourne)




Elizabeth Catherine (Bunnell) Perkins (This authors aunt)

NEWBURYPORT — Elizabeth Catherine Perkins, 78, of Newburyport, formerly of Newbury, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Oceanside Rehabilitation Center in Hampton, N.H.

She was born in Amesbury on Jan. 18, 1931 to George and Mary (Bertogli) Bunnell. Liz, as she was called, was married for 40 years to the "love of her life," the late George Perkins Jr. She worked as a teller at the Merchants Bank in Newburyport, an assistant bookkeeper at Governor Dummer Academy for 10 years and waitressed at local coffee shops.

She was active in the community; President of the Newburyport Women’s Club, a member of the Newbury Fire Department Women’s Auxillary and during her last few months, though she was ill, she volunteered to be the sixth floor rep at the Sullivan building, where she last lived. Over the years she helped out with countless town bake sales, "rummage sales" and other Newbury town activities. She enjoyed dancing with her husband George and participated in the senior ballroom dances until a few weeks before her death. She also enjoyed her weekly bridge club as well as a good poker or 45’s game. She was very close to her family and extended family and attended numerous family gatherings and reunions. She was extremely independent, living alone and sometimes travelling alone to Florida, well into her 70’s.

She leaves a sister, Marie Di Domenico of Medford; a brother, Louis Bunnell of Peabody. She was predeceased by eight siblings. She leaves three children, Peggy Winkley and her husband Malcolm of East Haddam, Conn., Cheryl Tessier of Stratham, N.H., Jay Perkins and his wife Janie of Salisbury; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Christian Winkley and his wife Kate of Hartford, Conn. and their children Anna and Jack, Joshua Winkley and his wife Sarah of Chester, Conn. and their children Caleb and Linnea, Matthew Winkley and his significant other Julie Ryan of San Diego, Travis Winkley of Middletown, Conn., Caitlin Winkley of Boulder, Colo., Brad Sawler and his wife Amanda of Deerfield, N.H. and their children Chloe and Forrest, Jaime Sawler and his significant other Melissa Wannop of Portsmouth, N.H., Hannah Paquette and her husband Eric of Newmarket, N.H., Justin Perkins and his significant other Michele Tingley of Salisbury, Joshua Perkins and his significant other Jess Temple of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews.

Ed. Note: Elizabeth is 352228 in Claude’s database. She is part of the same unattached branch as Paul Bunnell is. Her lineage is: Benjamin1, Benjamin2, Benjamin3, Benjamin4, James5, George6, Elizabeth7.]


Claude Bunnell, Genealogist passed away

7 Sept. 2010 - We are sorry to inform you that Claude Bunnell passed away last night about 10:00 PM Eastern time.  His funeral will be held on Friday.  Cards can be sent to his family at his address:

Family of Claude Bunnell

F-201 Lima Estates

411 No. Middletown Rd.

Media, PA 19063

Clem Bunnell, or 7 Deer Path, Milford, NJ  08848-1928, will be attending services and said that he will represent all of us. 

As soon as I have his obit I will send it out and include it in the newsletter which will go out upon receipt of that info.

Claude was a generous supporter of Bunnell/Bonnell/Burnell genealogy through his research, website and financial support.   Clem advised that Claude’s son Steve has and will continue to do the programming of the website. Son Donald is a history major and will continue searching and entering data, so the project will go on.


My Letter and Response to the Family

Dear Charlie, Pat & Clem, Donald & Family,

I am deeply sorry to hear this sad news. For the past 25 years, Claude and others have helped me in my disconnected branch of our Bunnell/Bonnell family tree. His work was excellent and could be trusted to the highest level. He was also a wonderful man that went out of his way to help others. It saddens me very much to know he will now not be there for us.
Please express my feelings to the family. I will burn sage, tobacco, cedar, and sweet grass in his honor and for a safe journey.
Best Wishes Always,
Paul Bunnell, UE, Sub-Chief


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