Richard Ryder “Richie” Bonin, age 75 of Vero Beach FL passed away September 11, 2022 at his residence in Vero Beach, FL after a long illness.
He was born January 2, 1947 in Boston, MA the son of Richard Ralph and Bernice Bonin. He was reared and educated in Boston, MA attending Joseph Trinity High School and the General Motors Training Center. He was a longtime resident of Mansfield, MA before moving to Florida in 2007 to be near his granddaughters.
He spent many years as a truck driver where he received several “Safe Driving” Awards. He also worked as a mechanic at Norwood Cadillac for 10 years before taking a position at East Coast Transit (Bay State Bus) in Brockton, MA as a maintenance person. He fueled and cleaned the buses, took care of the groundskeeping, drove the snow plow and many other various duties. He loved life and enjoyed making new friends of which he had many.
Richard “Dickie” was funny, friendly and just wanted to enjoy life. He would always stop to help someone whose car broke down or they just needed a little money. He was caring and thoughtful and that’s how the family wishes for him to be remembered.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Matthew Thomas Bonin on January 11, 1991 and by a brother, Joseph R. Bonin and his parents Richard R & Sarah (Bernice) Bonin.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Jeanne (Landers) Bonin; a son, Richard Thomas Bonin of CA who was also a caregiver for the past several months. He is also survived by his two beautiful granddaughters, Haley and Emily Bonin of Mansfield, MA and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all of his doctors and especially all of the nurses from VNA Hospice of Vero Beach without whom they couldn’t have made it through such a devastating time. God bless them all.
A private service will be held at a later date.
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