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Bonnie Jean Colantonio

Bonnie Jean Colantonio

Bonnie Jean Colantonio met her friend and savior Jesus Christ face to face on December 31, 2017. She passed away at home and surrounded by family after a long fought battle with cancer at the age of 48.

Bonnie loved the Lord, faithfully and happily serving Him throughout her adult life. Bonnie loved people, she had close relationships with family and friends alike. She loved her husband and daughters faithfully, amazingly and selflessly through 26 years of marriage and parenting. She loved and remained close with her parents and brothers and family throughout her life. She loved her church family and her community being consistently active and volunteering with church activities, often involving children, and homeowners association. She loved the warm weather and water, enthusiastically taking part in things involving swimming, kayaking, boating or being at the pool, lake or beach. She loved to be active and outside while running, walking, biking, hiking and camping. She loved getting together with and hosting friends for meals, coffee, going out to eat, or really any occasion to interact with other people. She loved children, spending years as an elementary and middle school teacher and working with children’s programs at church. She loved worshipping and growing closer to God in Bible studies, small groups, at church and in her personal prayer and devotional time with Him. Throughout her time on earth, Bonnie loved.

Born in New Jersey, Bonnie and her parents Theodore G. Cameron and Jan E. Cameron and her older brothers Douglas B. Cameron and Bruce D. Cameron moved to Massachusetts when she was in elementary school. In high school she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph system) and beat it via chemotherapy and other treatment. Bonnie attended Wheaton College in Illinois and earned a Bachelor’s in Education and teaching license.

She married Ron Colantonio in 1991 and they moved to Loudoun County in 1992. Bonnie taught for Wheaton City Public Schools, Faith Christian School in Sterling, VA and Loudoun County Public Schools full-time, part time after having kids and later as a substitute, primarily teaching 3rd grade. Her first daughter Jennifer was born in 1997 followed by twins Kristin and Janine in 1999. Bonnie homeschooled each of the girls for one year in middle school to give them a springboard into high school and to have some individually focused time with them before that phase of their lives. When the kids were older in addition to teaching she worked in administrative functions at church and for several other organization involving realty and book publishing. In early 2016 Bonnie was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent two major surgeries followed by 6 months of chemotherapy from July to December 2016. In January 2017 her scans showed she was cancer free. Scans in July 2017 showed that the cancer had returned and spread. Bonnie fought hard visiting specialists at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown and getting treated with chemotherapy again from July to December until the treatment lost any effectiveness. She is now in heaven with her Savior and is fully healed and restored!

Family will receive friends between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. Funeral Services are scheduled for Sunday, January 7, 2018 starting at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Chapel, 650 Battlefield Pkwy SE, Leesburg, VA 20175. Burial will take place during a private ceremony in Union Cemetery.

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