Esther "Bonnie" Lincoln, 75 , formerly of Montville, NJ
Devoted mother/grandmother, teacher, community volunteer
Esther "Bonnie" Lincoln (nee Fahey), 75 formerly of Montville, NJ passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017 after a long illness at Brandywine Senior Living in Voorhees, NJ.
Visitation will take place on Sunday April 30, 2017 at Dangler, Lewis and Carey Funeral Home, 312 West Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005, from 1-5PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Monday May 1, 2017 at Pope Pius X Church, 24 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045. In lieu of flowers, your donations to the Alzheimer's Association of New Jersey would be greatly appreciated.
Bonnie grew up the second of ten children in Revere, Massachusetts. After college, she began her career as an elementary school teacher. Soon, her desire for adventure and excitement led her to join a program overseas teaching military children on an army base in Germany. It was there where she met her husband Robert (an army captain) and after a whirlwind courtship they returned to the United States, got married, and quickly started their family.
In addition to raising her four children, Bonnie was a beloved substitute teacher in the Montville school district and a well-known and devoted community volunteer. She served as a class mother at her children's schools, taught religious education classes as a parishioner at St. Pius X, led scout troops, coached recreation cheerleading, and counseled community members on a crisis hotline. As an active member of the Lake Valhalla Club, Bonnie developed many special and lifelong friendships. Family was everything to Bonnie, and she especially enjoyed summer vacations at the Cape (Cape Cod) with her extended family.
Bonnie was predeceased by her husband Robert in 2013, and is the mother of Kelly (Joseph) Falcone, Robert T. (Andrea) Lincoln Jr., Colleen (Frank) Kalusa, Bonnie (Tim) Leonard, and devoted grandmother to Allison, Jason, Julia, and Robert. She is also survived by her siblings Margaret Ladd, Edward Fahey, Joan Jacobs, Eileen Fahey, James Fahey, Joseph Fahey, Michael Fahey, Maryanne Hobbs, and Kathy Sammartino. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.