CARIBOU - Bonnie J. Hewitt, 66, of Caribou, passed away on January 31, 2016 in Bangor after an extended period of declining health caused by cancer. Bonnie was born at Fort Dix, New Jersey on December 14, 1949, the beloved daughter of Jerry S. and Luella (Clark) Hewitt.
After graduating from Caribou High School in 1967, Bonnie moved to Saratoga Springs, New York and later relocated to Harrington, Delaware where she married Thomas (Tucky) Derrickson and they had a daughter Teresa. Bonnie also resided in Forestville, Connecticut with her second husband, Joe Violette prior to returning to Caribou in 1982. While living in Connecticut, Bonnie continued her education and was employed as an advocate for Domestic Violence Victims. Upon returning to Caribou, Bonnie was employed at Mecon Manufacturing for several years before suffering from a brain aneurysm which caused her to leave employment there.
Bonnie was an avid Red Sox fan and attended the baseball games at Fenway Park on several occasions in her younger years. Bonnie collected Red Sox memorabilia and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Bonnie often spoke of camping trips to the White Mountains, New Hampshire and how beautiful it was.
Bonnie is survived by her mother, Luella of Caribou; her daughter, Teresa Derrickson-Hanna; grandchildren, Derek Hanna and Breeanna Cain; and great granddaughter, Luella Hanna, all of Harrington, Delaware. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine (Gerald) Thibodeau, of Fort Fairfield, and Susan (Erwin) Doherty of Presque Isle; brother and sister-in-law, Albert (Sherry) Hewitt
of Caribou; a special aunt, Marjorie Richards of Harrington, Delaware; and nieces and nephews, Nick, Jerry, Rick, Jessica, Shanda, Jason, and Brittany.
Bonnie was predeceased by her father, Jerry, sister Linda Corbett and brother Mac Hewitt.
In keeping with Bonnie's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service for family will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery.