Bonnie Jean Addy Mauro, who saw the world as an American Airlines stewardess in the early 1950s, died on July 1 at home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., after an illness. A former part-time resident of Amagansett, she was 82.
She looked back fondly on being a stewardess, knowing that she had taken part in the glory days of aviation, her family said. When she started, in 1952, having a nursing degree was a prerequisite for the job, her family said, and Ms. Mauro had earned one two years earlier at the White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.
Born in Newcomerstown in that state on Aug. 30, 1929, to Charles William Addy and Mable Elizabeth Willis Addy, she graduated from Newcomerstown High School.
She was an operating room nurse for two years before she met her future husband, Frank R. Mauro. They were married in 1953, and in the years that followed Ms. Mauro focused her attention on raising their five children in Fayson Lakes, N.J.
Ms. Mauro volunteered for leadership positions at Our Lady of the Magnificat Catholic Church and organized and led the school nurse program at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J., during the 1970s.
In 1974 the Mauros bought a house in Montauk. A few years later they bought one in Amagansett. After her husband died in 2000, she divided her time bet was held at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius in Palm Beach Gardens. Memorial contributions have been suggested to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach 11978.