Obituary: L. R. (Bonnie) Tweedy, a life-long Darien resident
Bonnie L. R. Tweedy passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Stamford Hospital. Born January 14, 1932 in New York City, she was 83 years old.
A neighborhood legend and 80-year resident of her family home in Darien, she was known for her many interests and acts of kindness.
She studied painting at the Art Students League in New York, sculpture at the Silvermine Guild of Artists in Connecticut and taught at the Convent of the Sacred Heart on Long Neck Point in Darien. Although a life-long painter, she became an accomplished writer and was working on her fourth book, a book, of memoirs.
Active in her later years, she served on the board of directors of Tweedy and Barnes, the family Cranberry growing company on Cape Cod. Her love of travel included an around the world cruise on the QE II and a trip to Antarctica.
She is survived by her nephew, Edmund Richards Tweedy Flanigan of Kahuku, Hawaii, two great nieces, Lisa and Kellen, two great nephews, Tweedy and Billy, her spouse, Elinor Sapp, and her beloved dachshund, Mabel.
Bonnie was predeceased by her father, E.R. Tweedy, her mother, Janet Booth Tweedy, and two brothers, Ned and John.
Bonnie’s life will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, CT on Sunday, November 22 at 1p.m.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Richards Memorial Library, 118 N. Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com