Monique Bonnier-Pitts, la fille de Claude Bonnier nous a quitté

Rédigé par Alan dans la rubrique PortraitSection Spéciale de Sabotage

Nous venons d'apprendre la triste nouvelle du décès de Monique Bonnier-Pitts la fille de Claude Bonnier "Hypoténuse" délégué militaire régionale du Général de Gaulle.

Monique Bonnier-Pitts has passed away on Sunday December 25th 2016 aged 90. Born in Paris in 1926, daughter to Claude and Thérèse Bonnier. In 1947 Monique married Jesse Richard Pitts, a copilot with the 379th BG USAAF during the war and author of "Return to Base : Memoirs of a B-17 Copilot, Kimbolton, England, 1943-1944" published in 2003. In her working life she was a professor at Oakland university and held a PhD in French Medieval Literature.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday January 3rd 2017 at Montilcello Memory Gardens, Charlottesville in the U.S. where she had lived after the war with her husband, daughter and three sons.

Monique had been extremely proud of her father's sacrifice and had taken part in ceremonies and reunions in his memory in the South West of France over the years. She had presented his story in a website in his honour. Following is the link : Claude Bonnier     The website created by Monique is in French and English.

Michèle Cézard, la fille du colonel Rac has kindly sent us the photo below of her souvenir from 1998 at a reunion of members and family of the Section Spéciale de Sabotage. One can see the kind message from Monique Bonnier-Pitts amongst others dedicated on the first page of Nous les Terroristes by Marc Leproux.

A lire également / More info :

Obituary - The Daily Progress (link/lien)
Mémorial Claude Bonnier "Hypoténuse" - Angeac-sur-Charente (lien/link)
Sud Ouest 26 novembre 2013 : Hommage aux résistants (lien/link)