From Clark Funeral Home: Ella "Grandma" (nee Conklin) Bohne, age 79, of St. Augustine, passed away peacefully on Sept. 14 at the Bailey Family Center for Caring, surrounded by her family.
Born and raised in Yorktown, Bohne worked for several years for Readers Digest in Pleasantville. She later graduated from BOCES Technical Center with a nursing degree and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Northern Westchester Hospital Center for many years.
After her retirement she enjoyed being a "Navy Grandmom" as she traveled and lived with her daughter and son in law who served in the U.S. Navy. She lived in duty stations in Groton, CT. in the 90’s and moved to St. Mary’s, Georgia with the USS MAINE in 1995, before making St. Augustine her home in 2008. Bohne was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Yorktown.
Her husband, William Colwell Bohne, and three sisters, Marie Mulligan, Elizabeth Buckholz and Winifred Brunelli preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Nadeau, and her husband, Tom, of St. Augustine, and Susan Fowler of St. Mary's, GA; a sister, Judith Conklin of California; a brother, Robert Conklin of Saugerties, NY and five grandchildren. Private services were held.
In lieu of flowers the family requests you thank and help our veterans. Donations to The Gary Sinise Foundation can be made online at Gary Sinise Foundation.org/donate via a secure server or by mail.
If you prefer to mail your donation, please send a check or money order made payable to "Gary Sinise Foundation" to: Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 50008, Studio City, CA 91614-5001 or to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital. All donations are greatly appreciated. St. Johns Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.