Douglas Francis Bonora
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AGE: 80 • Oceanport
Douglas Francis Bonora, 80, of Oceanport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Doug was a dedicated husband and devoted father, who took pride in caring for his family and home.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 58 years, Patricia and their children, Doug (Skip), Lynn, Leslie, Christopher and Tricia; his sons- and daughters-in-law, Josephine, Albert, William, Willisa and Jason; his grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Stephen, Kathryn, Matthew, Ryan, Patrick, Samantha, Sheridan, Sadie, Michelle and Gary, and several nieces and nephews.
Doug was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Union Beach, and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Perth Amboy. He was a member of the U.S. Army 9th Division, and served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Roofers and Sheetmetal Workers Union, Local 28 for more than 50 years.
Doug enjoyed watching the NY Mets, rooting for the Notre Dame blue and gold, and organizing family trips to Lake George, NY. He loved gardening, fishing, and regaling his family with stories of his boyhood. He coached Little League and Pony teams in Long Branch and Oceanport and was Leader of Boy Scout Troop 78 in Oceanport.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26 at Fiore Funeral Home, 882 Broadway, West Long Branch. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27 from the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Long Branch. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. For condolences, please visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on July 26, 2013