- Bonnell May Bragg (Teller), 78, of Chemo Pond in Bradley passed away peacefully at the Eastside Center For Health and Rehabilitation after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and more recently acute dementia.
Bonnie was born in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Alfred S. Teller and Marjorie B. Teller (Burroughs). Bonnie attended the Grace New Haven School of Nursing and graduated in 1960. She dedicated her entire career as a Registered Nurse to Women's Health. Bonnie started her career at the Brigham in Boston; she then moved to Bangor and worked OB at St. Josephs Hospital until it closed in 1977; the majority of her career was spent with Dr.Parker F. Harris, OB/GYN; she then completed her career at the Mabel Wadsworth Center in Bangor.
Bonnie grew up at the family homestead on Teller Rd. in Trumbull, CT. She spent time with her parents at the family owned and run Burroughs Cider Mill and her grandmother's beach house on Long Island sound. She enjoyed photography and antiques. She loved going to the ocean and watching the loons on Chemo Pond.
Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Larry E. Bragg; her sister, Patricia Buske-Zainal, EdD and her husband, Ismet Zainal of Lake Anna, VA; a son, Thomas W. Read, RN of Hudson; a daughter, Deborah B. Kelly of Holbrook, MA; and a step-daughter Amy D. Brooks, RN of Orrington. She has eight grandchildren She was predeceased by her parents, a special Aunt Marion Hemphill and Aunt Ethel Walker.
The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice for keeping a watchful eye over her and TLC from all of the staff at Eastside.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at the Clifton United Baptist Church on Monday, December 4th at 2 p.m., with the Rev. John Walsh officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Mabel Wadsworth Center, 700 Mt Hope Ave., Suite 420, Bangor, ME 04401, Beacon Hospice, 289 State St., Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401, or to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
Published on  November 28, 2017