She was born in Hanover, NH, on July 10, 1925, the daughter of Charles William and Eva Nina (Humiston) Pinkham.
Norah was a graduate of Stevens High School, the class of 1942.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Women’s Missionary Society. She was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star Woodman – Aurora – Kimball -Summit #26 member since 1971. She held the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Director of the Congress of Claremont Senior Citizens. As a member of the Green Mountain Home Economics Group she served as County Chairman and State Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. She had attended the National Safety Conference as a delegate for three years and the National Conference as a NH State Representative for three years. She was on the Sullivan County Committee Board of Directors for the USDA for four years.
Norah had married Theodore J. Bonneau on November 8, 1942.
Together they ran the dairy farm on Roberts Hill from 1942 – 1960. She had worked at W.T. Grants in Claremont for 12 years.
She is survived by her daughters and their extended families, Kathleen and David Hood and their children, Sarah, Amy and Martha, Maryanne and Richard Petrin and their children, Mathew and Christie, Jean Magoon and her daughter, Heather, Judith Bonneau, and Eileen and Ken Czechowicz and their children, Theodore (TJ) and Katherine; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; her sister, Irene Pinkham O’Brien and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1999; her parents; four sisters, Helen Hall, Marion Kirby, Pauline Parker and Jean Lampila; four brothers, George Roy, Elmer Roy, Neil Pinkham and William Pinkham; and sons-in-law, Kenneth (Peter) Magoon and Jack Slade.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Sunday, February 25th from 2 to 4 PM. A funeral service will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home on Monday morning at 10:30 AM. Burial will be held in the spring.
Contributions may be made to the Lake Sunapee Hospice & VNA program, 107 Newport Road, New London, NH 03357.
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