di BONAVENTURA--Anthony, 83, of Newton, MA died at Brigham's and Women's Hospital, Boston on Monday November 12, 2012. A professor of music at Boston University and director of the Brandywine International Piano Institute at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, he has performed in 27 countries, appearing in recital and with the major orchestras and conductors of the world. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 19 at 10am in Sacred Heart Parish, 1321 Centre St. Newton Centre, MA. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2-5pm at the Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 56 Washington St. Wellesley Hills, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Professor di Bonaventura's memory may be made to Boston University College of Fine Arts, care of the Office of Development, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215. To honor his legacy, donations will support need-based scholarships for gifted students at the School of Music.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 15, 2012