Daughter of the late June and Don Collier, Bonnie grew up in Norwich, NY where she was a highly-regarded athlete. She was attending SUNY Cortland when she met her future husband, Dennis Murphy. The couple married the day after Christmas 1964 and were nearly inseparable for over 52 years.
Residing with her family continuously in Skaneateles from 1973, Bonnie was well-known as a competitive tennis player in TACNY. She was a long-term tennis instructor for the Town of Skaneateles, and a JV tennis coach for Skaneateles Central School.
Bonnie is survived by her husband and her four children, Mike, Erin, Tim, and Kathy; her four brothers and sisters Phil, Donna, Kurt, and Tom; her five grandchildren Breanna, Kaylee, Trevor, Ryan, and Finn; Stuart and Collier families; and longtime neighbors and friends.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, September 28th from 11am to 1pm with a service to follow at 1pm, at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. Bonnie will be buried in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SAVES or to the Skaneateles Fire Dept.
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