Joseph J. "Joe" Bonora

BONORA, JOSEPH J. Joseph "Joe" J. Bonora of Guilford passed away on July 3, 2013, peacefully, at home surrounded by his family, at the age of 81. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Joe was married to his beloved wife, Tina Lenzo Bonora, for 56 years. He was the proud father of Ellen (Robert) D'Amore of Durham, CT, Roseann (John) Keris of Porter Ranch, CA, and Victoria (William) Kopjanski of East Haven, CT. He leaves cherised grandchildren, Cynthia D'Amore, Deanna (Cliff) D'Amore-Neto, Kyle Keris, Michael Kopjanski and Amanda (Nicholas) Kopjanski-Lussier. Joe is also survived by his dear siblings, Theresa Donadio and Lawrence J. Bonora, and many other loved family members including his numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeased by his beloved mother and father, Helen and David Bonora. Joe was employed by The New York Daily News as a Compositor and also was an owner of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream store in the Hamden Plaza. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets and New York Giants. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Joe's life at a Catholic Mass on Monday, July 15, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at St. George's Church, 33 Whitfield St., Guilford. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions be made in Joseph J. Bonora's name to Connecticut Hospice Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405

Published in The New Haven Register on July 14, 2013