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Bonnie Jeane Gambill

February 3, 1943 ~ January 9, 2020 (age 76)


Bonnie Jeane (Clay) Gambill, 76, of East Longmeadow, MA died January 9, at Gardner Rehab & Nursing in Gardner, MA. She was born February 3, 1943 in Springfield, MA to the late Leonard and Jeane (Wilson) Clay. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1961 and later received a bachelor’s degree in history from Westfield State College. She proudly served in the U.S. Army and married the late William R. Gambill on July 2, 1965, in Tucson, AZ. Family was very important to her. Bonnie will be fondly remembered for her love of games, reading, genealogy, and Civil War history. She is survived by her four children, William Jr. of Ludlow, Scott and wife Tracy of Winchendon, Susan Marchildon and husband Kevin of Chicopee, and David and wife Debbie of Westfield; three siblings, Susan Clay of Santee, CA, Donald Clay and wife Diane of Danbury, NH, and David Clay and wife Brenda of Gretna, LA; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 10:00am -11:00am in Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation, 220 N Main St, East Longmeadow, MA. A memorial service will follow at 11:00am. Burial will be in Billings Hill Cemetery, East Longmeadow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. For more information, please visit

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January 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Forastiere Smith Funeral Service & Cremation

Memorial Service
January 17, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Forastiere Smith Funeral Service & Cremation


Billings Hill Cemetery
519 Prospect Street
East Longmeadow, MA

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