Armando S. Bonanno of Concord, 91, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, from complications from cancer.
Armando was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Boston. He graduated from Revere High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy
during World War II
on the Naval vessel Destroyer, USS Norman Scott. His ship saw action in the battle of Tinian/Siapan, incurring extensive damage. They were then forced to return to San Diego, Calif., for repairs, coming into port "On a Wing and a Prayer." While repairs were made, he returned to Boston, marrying his high school sweetheart, Nancy N. Parenti.
As a husband, father and grandfather, Armando was cherished by his family, including his beloved wife of 69 years, Nancy; their sons, Robert of Sanibel, Fla., and Sunapee, and his wife, Judith, and Joseph of Warner and his wife, Sue. Armando also leaves four grandchildren, Catherine, Jacqueline, Joseph Paul and Jolyn.
His daughter, Susan, of New London, predeceased him.
Armando was a lithographer with Concord Litho for 44 years.
He was a kind man, devoted to his wife and children.
Calling hours will not be held.
Funeral services with military honors will be held Monday,
March 31, at noon at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project and the Disabled American Veteran's Family.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolences may be offered at bennettfuneral.com