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“Val (& John), Deb: As you say goodbye to your "Ma" today, may you be comforted by all the wonderful memories of her. She will live on in our hearts...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Dorothy Burt - Summerset, SD

“Val, Deb, John: My Aunt Ethel had a long happy life. She'll be dearly missed but we'll all cherish those happy memories of her. Love to all. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marge Rainville - LAKELAND, FL

“Dear Debra, Valerie and JohnI was sorry to hear about Aunt Ethel's passing at the age of 96. I am sure you all enjoyed having so many years together...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Drinan Porter - Walpole, MA

“I love you Aunt Ethel. I will miss you. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Milty - Family

“Sorry for the family’s loss.May the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I Miss you ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Bonica - Waltham, MA

“Debbie,Val & JohnI am so sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy to you all ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Denise Romano - Friend

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“Val, Deb,Saddened by your loss .I will always remember her smile and laughter every time our families met.Bob O'Brien ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Bob OBrien - Hampstead, NH

“Val and Debbie, so sorry to hear of Mom's passing. She was a niece to my Dad, Joe O'Brien,( and my cousin?). Much of our family called her Da, and...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy St. Hilaire (O'Brien) - NH

“Val and Deb,I was saddened to hear of Auntie Ethel's passing. She lived a long life and I'm sure she was happy to have you nearby.When I think of...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Samiotes - Putnam, CT

“To Valerie and Deb and Family,I learned today of the passing of your Mom. I'm so sorry for the loss you are experiencing.Aunt Ethel will be one of...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Bonica Cooper - Athol, MA


Waltham – Mrs. Ethel M. (Foy) Bonica, of Waltham, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 96.

Ethel was born in Somerville on April 4, 1924 to the late Ethel (Pollard) and Earl Clifford Foy. Educated in Somerville, she had worked for the Raytheon Company and later at Unitrode in Watertown until her retirement in 1979.

She was an active member of Lakeview Congregational Church in Waltham and spent many happy summers at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire with her family. Ethel also enjoyed gardening and adorning her family in beautiful knit and crocheted creations.

Ethel was predeceased in death by her husband, the late Leonard A. Bonica and her brothers, Arthur, Earl, Robert, and James Foy, and her sisters, Marion Lacey and Peggy Randall.

She leaves her children, Valerie J. McGonigle (John), and Debra A. Bonica, all of Waltham, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ethel's life by gathering for calling hours in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7th and again on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when her funeral service will be held. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Massachusetts, 02241.