TRENTON - Pearl E. Bonfonti, 81, of Trenton, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Care One of Hamilton with her loving and caring family by her bedside.
A lifelong area resident, she was born and raised in Trenton and educated in Trenton public schools. Mrs. Bonfonti was a former employee of The Trentonian, Wenczel Tile Company, and Lambert Furniture of Trenton. Mrs. Bonfonti enjoyed going to the Senior Center of Hamilton and playing bingo.
Pearl was the daughter of the late Stanley Tatarek Sr. and Elizabeth Horvath, and was also predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Philip Bonfonti,Sr., who passed in 2005, and her brothers, John Tatarek Sr. and Stanley Tatarek. She is survived by her 10 loving children and their spouses, Philip and Liz Bonfonti, Brian Bonfonti Sr., Terence and Miriam Bonfonti, Helen and Chuck Willis, Linda and Gene Pennock, Patricia Brown, Paula Bonfonti, Christine Bonfonti, Denise Brown, and Mark Bonfonti all from Trenton and Hamilton area; her loving sisters and brothers, Barbara Bowker (Samuel) of Maine, Vincent Tatarek, Sr. of Hamilton and Felicia Birk (Eddie) of Trenton; and sisters-in-law, Dot Tatarek of Trenton and Dolly Hornstein of Ewing; 21 grandchildren, 21 great- grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives will miss her deeply.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bonfonti's name may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 242 Old New Brunswick Road, Suite 140, Piscataway, NJ 08854.
Arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the care and coordination of David C. Chiacchio and staff of the Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, 990 South Broad St., Trenton NJ 08611.
Published in The Trentonian on Jan. 19, 2013