Bonnie Mae Papetti

May 02, 1928 - April 30, 2016

Bonnie Mae Papetti

May 02, 1928 - April 30, 2016


Bonnie Mae Papetti, passed away April 30, 2016, just two days before her 88th birthday. She was born Elizabeth Maitland Ried on May 2, 1928. After graduating in 1946, she married her high school sweetheart. Her only son, James Tyler Cross, Jr. was born in 1948.
Bonnie worked for a series of Doctor’s during which time she experienced a divorce and single parenting. In 1964 she met Dominic V. Papetti while shopping for fresh caught crab on the docks of Pittsburg, California. Shortly after, they married and had daughter, Diane Rena Papetti, in 1966. The family moved to Bellingham, WA.
While her husband was gone fishing, Bonnie kept busy raising a daughter, caring for her mother, spending time with her sister, Georgia, and her niece and nephews. She also liked to crochet, cook, grow roses, and enjoy her animal companions.
Children grown, she bought and ran the Web Locker restaurant. She worked at the Bellingham Country Club and Yorky’s in Fairhaven while also doing the books for the fishing business.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her mother, a sister, a nephew, and her faithful Maltese, Missy. She is survived by her husband, sister, Georgia Enns of Bellingham, son, daughter, a niece, 3 nephews, 6 grands, 7 great-grands, and 1 great-great-grand.
A burial service will be held on Wednesday, May 11th at 2:30pm at Bayview Cemetery.

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: May 11, 2016 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn St Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)


  • Date & Time: May 6, 2016 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes- Bellingham
  • Location: 2465 Lakeway Dr Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (360) -73-3-0510

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8 responses to Bonnie Mae Papetti

  1. Dear Uncle Dominic,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Auntie Bonnie, she was so sweet. I know you will miss her greatly. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Much love,

    Jackie Sellers
    (Nina’s daughter)

  2. To the family of Bonnie, I am so sorry to here of Bonnie’s passing. My heart is sad. I hope everyone is doing okay. I love you Diane.

  3. Candace Nash says:

    Dear Grandma Bonnie,
    Thank you for being the loving, kind & gentle person that you were. I will forever cherish each and every memory that I have of our time spent together. Thank you for being there when I needed a helping hand. Thank you for loving me.

    Love Always,


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