NORTHPORT — Brenda A. Bonin, 69, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.  Brenda had been preparing to hike the Appalachian Trail.

She loved to garden and work on her home.  She was an avid environmentalist. After graduation from Belfast Area High School in 1970, Brenda obtained her master’s from University of Maine at Machias/Presque Isle.

Brenda had no children and was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth James and Alfred Bonin. She is survived by three siblings, Bruce Bonin and his wife, Jeanna, of Swanville; Dolores Bonin of Belfast; and Steven Bonin and his spouse, Franklin Hart, of Searsport; two nephews, Travis and Jason Ellsworth of Belfast; a niece, Angela Leathers of Topeka, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews, Tyler, Aryana, Nina, Resheta, Cinnamon, Nicholas, Aliaha, Jayden and Mya Marie. She is also survived by several close friends, Pat, Lance, Judy, Pat, Jim and Joanne.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at a place to be announced.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harriet Hartley Conservation Area, P.O. Box 465, Belfast, ME 04915. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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