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Bonnie Anne Switzer Torpey, 63, a loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away on September 23, 2021 after battling a long illness.  She was born in Syracuse, NY on March 18, 1958 but moved to Henrietta as a child where she made her home.  She is predeceased by her parents Lloyd Milo Switzer and Diana Kathryn Switzer, her sister Christine Hirschman and brother Steven Switzer.

Bonnie was an active member of the community, whether it be with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, The Moose Lodge, community gatherings or attending her children’s and grandchildren’s many sporting events and activities.  After raising her 5 children, she decided to pursue her love of cooking and baking and earned degrees from Monroe Community College in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts.  She spent several years combining her passion for food and love of children by working at Promise Land Daycare before deciding to stay home and help with her grandchildren.  Bonnie’s fondest memories included spending time traveling and camping with her family and visiting Philmont Boy Scout Camp. She loved spending time with her grandkids, especially singing and dancing and teaching them to bake pies and cookies. Bonnie also loved spending time with many cherished friends, including the Hallings Family and Bonnie Samborski.

Bonnie is survived by her husband of 43 years, Thomas K. Torpey, two sons, Thomas K. Torpey Jr. (Robyn) and Matthew J. Torpey (Kat); three daughters Stephanie A. Brooks (Joseph), Melissa S. Torpey, and Katelynn T. Smith (Brian); and her grandchildren Ashley L. Brooks, Bailey N. Brooks, Nathan T. Torpey, Grace A. Torpey and granddaughter to be (Smith); sisters Lynda M. Tomkinson (Mike) and Amy Boyd (Kevin), brother Mark Switzer and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Calling Hours Friday, October 1st, from 4PM – 8PM at CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS. All are invited to attend her Memorial Service Saturday, October 2, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 99 Main St, Scottsville CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be directed to Lifespan (Dementia Support Fund), 1900 S Clinton Avenue, Rochester NY, 14618 VISIT WEBSITE   in Bonnies memory.

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