Norean E. Bommelje, 88, Henderson

HENDERSON, NY – Norean E. Bommelje, 88, of Lasher Road, Henderson, and formerly of Rochester, passed away Sunday evening, April 19, 2020, at the home of her son where she had been living for several years.

Born July 26, 1931, in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Thomas and Selena (Bell) Hopkins, she graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester.

She worked as the private secretary for the president of Rochester General Motors.

She married William Bommelje Jr. Together the couple had two children, William E. Bommelje of Henderson and Tom W. Bommelje and his companion Brian of Rochester. Her husband William passed away on May 16, 2018.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by three beloved dogs, Buddy, Winnie and Shakes.

Norean could talk to anyone and make them feel comfortable.

She was quite a talented artist, drawing and painting special touches on many parts of their family home. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing and was a terrific cook. No one was ever known to leave her home hungry. She was a truly special lady.

No public services will be held at this time.

Arrangements are with Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage.

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