Bonita Lorraine Quinto was the youngest of four children born to Hazel and Sullivan Quinto in Brooklyn, New York on June 6th, 1944.
She spent her childhood growing up with her siblings Dolores, Judith and Albert on Quincy Street.
Inspired by the examples of her mother Hazel and her uncle, Lawrence Ferguson, she became an avid student of the Bible and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 17 in June 1961.
Always studious, she graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1962 and soon after got a job at Chase Bank where she worked until her retirement in 1997.
She grew in faith as she attended multiple congregations over the decades, starting out in Bedford congregation, before moving on to Madison, then Rogers and finally Ebbets Field congregation where she spent over 50 years.
Among her hobbies were reading, doing word puzzles and watching old movies, particularly mysteries, comedies and musicals.
Bonnie traveled extensively and visited numerous countries over the course of her adult life, both for pleasure and for theocratic activities. On one occasion she even “smuggled” Bibles and spiritual publications into Portugal when the worship and literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses was under ban by the Portuguese government at the time.
She is survived by her sister Dolores, her nephew Steven, her nieces Vanessa and Melanie and several cousins from the Ferguson and Laviscount sides of the family.
She will be dearly missed.
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