FRANKLINVILLE, N.Y. - Charles Edward Bonini, 81, of Route 16 Franklinville, died Friday (May 25, 2012) at the Pines in Machias following a lengthy illness.
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Born Aug. 2, 1930, in Kane, Pa., he was the son of William Bonini and Evelyn Lindblade. In 1954, he married Ray Etta Willman, who died in 1963. On Nov. 23, 1963, in Bradford, Pa., he married Barbara Anderson, who survives.
"Charlie" was a 1948 graduate of Mount Jewett (Pa.) High School. He was self-employed in the logging industry and was also associated with the Johnsonburg, Pa., paper mills. Many years were followed in career management in the hospitality service industry.
He participated in basketball and baseball in his earlier years; he enjoyed bowling and golf in his later years. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed leisurely walks with his loving dogs.
Besides his wife of 48 years, Barabara Anderson Bonini, he is survived by a son, Tony Bonini of Lakewood, Ohio; four daughters, Darlene Degnan, Karen Frank, Sandi Chapman, all of Rochester; beloved daughter Mary Nella Bonini of Franklinville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Bonini of Mount Jewett.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rayetta Willman Bonini; and a sister, Patti O'Connell.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Franklinville Baptist Church with the Rev. Pete Spear officiating. Burial will be in Mount Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville.
Memorials may be made to The Pines in Machias, P.O. Box 310, Machias, N.Y. 14101.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home, 7 N. Main St., Franklinville.
Online condolence can be made to www.babbitteastonfh.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 29 to June 4, 2012