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Mildred Bonner Frew

Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home



Mildred Bonner Frew, 87, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Meritus Medical Center.
Born Wednesday, January 11, 1933 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry Bonner and the late Florence (Sanders) Bonner.

Millie graduated from Quincy High School in 1951. She was employed by the Federal Government almost her entire career. She started out as a Purchasing Clerk at Letterkenny Army Depot and later at Ft. Ritchie where she was a Contract Administrator.  Millie was also employed at Fairchild as a Federal Contract Administrator. Subsequently she was a Contract Administrator for the federal government in Ontario, CA. They later moved back to Martinsburg, WV, where she was a Procurement Specialist with the VA Center. After finishing in Martinsburg, she and her husband moved back to  Ontario, CA where once again she was a Contract Administrator until her retirement in 1988. As a lover of warm weather, Millie enjoyed weekends and winter months at her families homes in Palm Springs and Laguna Beach, CA. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and until her recent illness she was  a member of the Perpetual Adoration Society. Millie was an avid dog lover and especially fond of her "granddog" Gracie.

She is survived by her husband Ronald R. Frew; two sons, Bill W. Frew of Los Angeles, CA and Chris B. Frew and wife Kim of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Kyra, Brynn, Henry and Rory; sister, Dorothy Bonner of Waynesboro, PA; nephew, Steve Sargeant of Waynesboro, PA.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Harry Bonner, Jr.

Private services will be held  at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Private interment will be at the St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery, Waynesboro, PA.

The family would like to acknowledge with much gratitude Meadows Dialysis and Meritus Critical Care Unit for the loving and personalized care that Millie received. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD, 20852.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Ron, so sorry to hear of your losing Millie. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you now and forever. Your friend always, Vance

Vance Eichelberger
Decatur, Indiana

Bill - my sincerest condolences to you and your family. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Stevenson Ranch, CA

Ron, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I was so shocked when I heard the news. I’m so sad that I didn’t get to see her at the salon these last few weeks. She will be very misses by us all at the salon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tally Uchima
Hagerstown , MD

Ron, we are so sorry and sadden to learn of Millie passing. Millie was such a sweet and beautiful person inside and out. I was so fortunate to first meet you both and become friends through the perpetual adoration chapel at St. Ann’s. You both always brighten my “early” morning when I would see and greet you. We also always enjoyed seeing you both in church and saying hello. Millie will be truly missed but we know where she is and the joy she has. What a special and wonderful life you both had together here on earth. Rob & Suzy Cochran

Rob & Suzy Cochran
Hagerstown , MD

Ron and Bill, We are so sorry to hear about Millie. She could light up a room with her smile. We have such fond memories of all the time we spent together. You have always been a part of our family. Millie will be missed.

Connie and Dave Krause
Upland, California

Ron and Bill, Our deepest sympathy to both of you for your loss. It's so sad that we could not be there with you at this time of grief. She was so fortunate to have a loving husband and devoted son. I met Millie about 33 years ago in Ontario, CA where we both worked for the Government as Contract Administrator's. We became fast friends and remained close until her passing. She introduced me to my husband, I can still remember the exact moment. She was maid of honor at our wedding and we are blessed to have Ron and Millie as Godparents to our daughter Alex. Although the distance between us has been geographically challenging, we still managed to see each other as often as possible. I will cherish all of our time together as well as our countless phone conversations. I will miss my loving friend and will always be grateful for having had her in my life.

Debbie and Lou Pattengell
1588 LaQuinta Dr. Upland, CA

Bill, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kara Rogers
Winter Garden, FL

Dear Bill, Please accept my sincere condolences. There’s a special place in all of our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. I know she must have been very proud of her good work raising you. I will be sending up a rosary or two for your wonderful mom! Sincerely, Jean Gallagher

Jean Gallagher
Montverde, FL

Bill, I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She was clearly a special woman whose spirit lives on in the thoughtful and caring son she raised. May God give her a very special place from which she can watch over you always.

Tracy Montoya
Windermere, Florida

It’s with a heavy heart that Maxine and I learned of the passing of your dear Wife and Mother Millie. Over the years we came to know Millie as a loving, caring, compassionate, and sophisticated lady. Our condolences go out to Ron and her family. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and in our prayers during these trying times. Phil Nussear

Philip & Maxine Nussear
Hagerstown, Maryland

Ron, I'm saddened to learn of your wife's passing. You and your family have my sincerest condolences. I wish I could be there for you tomorrow but I have to work at Wal-Mart all day. You will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers!

Ted Piotrowski
Williamsport, Maryland

I loved my aunt Mimi as my "second mother". To my uncle Ron, my cousin Bill - who is more like a brother, and my mother Dorothy - my aunt's beloved sister who she would call on the phone almost daily I express to the three of you my sincere prayers and I am so grateful that we have been such a close family and have each other to comfort. May my aunt Mimi rest in her final place of comfort and may she know that she was dearly loved, appreciated, and remem- bered for the wonderful moments that we all shared in PA, MD and California as a family throughout her lifetime. Steve Sargeant Waynesboro, PA

Steve Sargeant

Bill - We are both so sorry for you loss. We have loved hearing stories about Millie and her wonderful spirit - every story always made us smile. It was always so obvious how much you loved her - you have been a wonderful son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Beckie and Jayne

Jayne Parker and Beckie Yon
Los Angeles, CA

Dear Bill, Our whole family wanted to send our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. We know how much you loved her Bill and we wanted you to know we are thinking of you at this time. Sincerely, Lygopoulos Family.

Lygopoulos Family
Los Angeles, California

This is a great loss, I loved this lady! It will take sometime for me to not see her every Thursday morning at 10:00 for her hair appointment! She was struggling for the passed months to come get done, but she did it every week, Thanks to her wonderful husband Ron! And must I say she always had a smile on her face. So sorry to the family for your loss, she spoke of you all to me always. Bill I don't think we ever mean't but I feel like I know you because of all our conversations about you. You had a great loving mother. Prayers and thoughts to you all. rest in peace sweet Millie, I feel so grateful to have been your hairdresser and friend

Lacinda P Wolfensberger
hagerstown, Maryland

To Ron and family. It is with heartfelt love and fondness that I express my condolences. May God's peace and joy be your constant companion through this time and always.

Connie Berryman

I got to know Millie at Meadow Dialysis. We sat next to each other. She was a wonderful person. She always had words of encouragement for everyone. I will really miss her. I am sending prayers to her husband and family God Bless You all.

Mrs. Marilyn Young
Hagerstown, Ma=yland

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May the care and love of those around you - physically and virtually - provide you comfort and peace.

Deidre Meacham
Valencia, CA

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