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Obituary for Bonnie S. Pulsifer

It is with great sorrow that I share with you, that Bonnie passed away last Sunday, July 2nd. She was a fighter to the end, but her liver was in such poor condition that it went into shock during surgery to deal with colon cancer. She was under heavy anesthesia and on maximum life support for 48 hours while the teams at Beth Israel exhausted all options.

Glen and I will forever have her in our hearts and souls. Her continuous “glass is half full” outlook was and will be encouraging for us all.

Thank you,
Scott and Glen

Boston, MA. – Bonnie S. Pulsifer, 60, a resident of Leeds, passed away, Sunday, July 2nd at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, following a lingering illness. She was born August 10, 1956 in Lewiston, the daughter of Clyde “Ted” R. Pulsifer, Jr. and Glenice (Francis) Pulsifer. She was a “74” graduate of Leavitt High School in Turner. Bonnie continued her schooling, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in education from University of Maine and her Master’s degree from University of New Hampshire. She worked in the field of education as a teacher and other positions, having worked in Mississippi, Memphis, TN. Wolfeboro, NH, and most recently in Portland, Maine. She was a member of several teacher’s organizations. On December 31, 1989 at the Abbott Street Chapel in Portland, Bonnie married her husband of 27 years, Scott Turcotte. They made their home in Windham and recently moved back to the Pulsifer homestead in Leeds. Bonnie enjoyed the dairy farm while growing up and showed championship dairy heifers in 4-H. She had a true appreciation of nature and the country life. While teaching was her passion, she also delighted in her Longaberger basket venture, her Anna Lee doll collection, watching PG rated movies, maybe a PG-13 now and then, she was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, and if reading was a sport, she would be a gold medal winner. She is survived by her husband, Scott Turcotte and their son Glen Turcotte of Leeds, her brother Randall Pulsifer of Saco, her niece, Morgan Pulsifer and nephew, Jordan Pulsifer. She was predeceased by her parents. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Pulsifer – Bonnie S., 60, of Leeds, Maine, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Funeral services will be held 1PM on Saturday, July 8th at BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine. Visitation will be from 12-1PM, prior to the funeral service. Interment River Grove Cemetery, River Road, Leeds, Maine. Bonnie requested, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in memory of Bonnie S. Pulsifer by visiting or by mailing a check made payable to “Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center” with “Bonnie S. Pulsifer” in the memo line to: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave (OV), Boston, MA 02215

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