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Audrey Lynn Boname

April 24, 2021

Audrey Lynn BonameAudrey Lynn Boname, 64, of Cape Vincent, peacefully passed away at her river home surrounded by family and loved ones on April 24, 2021.

An adventurous and passionate woman, Audrey spent her life seeking the beauty of the world from the ocean to the St. Lawrence River. She was a woman who had a passion for cooking and baking like no other and always had a seat at the table for friends and family. She would spend her summer days sitting on her beach reading books and listening to the waves crash upon the shore and when she wasn't enjoying her riverfront home she was out exploring and chasing waterfalls that could be found throughout New York state.

Audrey was born in New Britain Connecticut in 1956. She graduated from Bristol Eastern Highschool.

She married Walter B. Boname on September 10, 1989 at their home on the St. Lawrence River. Mr. Boname died February 3, 2013.

A favorite among many she served at the Clipper Inn, for over 30 years, Audrey's second family grew with her beloved Clipper crew. She enjoyed the endless love and friendships that she made and the annual gatherings with her "girls" for solstice celebrations. She also worked as a caregiver for many years.

She leaves behind her two daughters Julia E. Boname, Clayton, and Holly C. Boname, Cape Vincent; two Brothers William Block, CT, and Kenneth Block, CT; and two sisters-in-law, Lynda Mathoug, New Jersey, and Dr. Mary Boname, New Jersey; five nieces, one nephew, and cousins.

Audrey will be loved and remembered for her shining smile, for loving her family and others unconditionally and deeply, her passion for gathering with friends, the most beautiful gardens that brought colorful life to the home, her ability body surfing in the ocean, her Christmas time candied pecans and infectious laughter.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St, Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#8 Sandra clement 2021-04-30 16:50
Dear Holly and Julia, you both are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here for you Holly any time you need some hugs, family love and relaxing on the boat. We love you. Sandy, Dave and Clement girls
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#7 Swaz Piron 2021-04-29 16:41
I will always remember the annual "solstice parties" and the many years working side by side at the Clipper. Thank you Audrey for teaching me your little tricks of the trade! Julia & Holly, I am with you both in thoughts as you mourn the passing of your mom and strive to find peace...
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#6 Sue Streets 2021-04-28 19:51
I only knew Audrey in the way of waiting on her and Walter buying steaks at the B&D in Clayton and waiting on us at the Clipper. She always had a smile on her face and I always felt good after talking to her. May she rest in peace for her wonderful contribution to us all and her love for her girls.
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#5 Craig and Mary Tryon 2021-04-28 18:45
Julia and Holly... Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this very difficult time in your life. Always cherish the many memories you have of your Mom. Time will slowly heal the pain of your loss and the memories will last forever. She touched so many peoples lives and will be missed by all who knew her. Craig and Mary Tryon
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#4 Paul Fortunato 2021-04-27 15:37
I am very sorry to hear about Audrey. I met her years ago with Walter, who I was in college with down in Southampton, NY. It has been a long time, but when I heard, I just had to send my condolences anyway. Rest in peace Audrey! Say hi to Walter for me too! :^)
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#3 Herbert Weber 2021-04-27 13:00
Audrey (Aud) was my cousin. She leaves behind precious memories of our times together of family gatherings with cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, camping and sailing. She was always positive. I will have those memories forever. Thanks Aud! Nice gift! And our love to Julia and Holly, We'll never forget your mom and dad's wedding by the lake, all of us together!
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#2 Elizabeth Gorman 2021-04-27 12:50
Dear Julia and Holly, sad for your loss. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you both (and our "adventures"). Take care of yourselves and enjoy your lives.
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#1 Bruce and Liz Daughe 2021-04-27 12:32
Her smile was infectious, the sparkle in her eyes made you know that she was always happy! Always willing to make you comfortable, Audrey will be missed by many. God bless you when you enter his kingdom and make everyone smile!
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