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Salvatore J. Bonacci

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Salvatore J. Bonacci
Mr. Salvatore (Chubby) J. Bonacci, age 83, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his own home on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. He was born on November 20, 1927, in Utica, a son of the late Joseph S. and Anna Gigliotti Bonacci, and was educated in local schools. Salvatore proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a Mason by trade for many years and a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local #2 until his retirement. Sal was a member of the American Legion Fort Schuyler Post #1290, where he enjoyed playing cards with his fellow members. He especially loved to fish and hunt, and his occasional trips to the casino. Sal was also an avid NY Yankees fan. He is survived by his beloved sister, Lucretia Zongrone, of Utica; his nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews who were like his own children, whom he loved dearly, nieces and nephews, Sally Ann and Bob Okey, Daniel Zongrone, Lynn and Michael Guca, and Vincent and Karen Zongrone, and great-nieces and great-nephews, Jeff Okey and his fiancee, Mirian, Julie and Fred Yozzo, Katie and Nick Little, Dean Zongrone, Adrian Zongrone, Daryn Zongrone, Alix Zongrone, and their mother Audrey Zongrone, Zachary Guca, Brian Guca, Danielle Zongrone and Courtney Zongrone; several cousins; and one aunt and uncle, Clara and Edmond Hyatt. He was predeceased by his longtime companion, Annette Dormio, on June 17, 2011, and his brother-in-law, Vincent (Chuck) Zongrone. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc., 1122 Culver Ave., and at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Visiting hours will be Friday evening (tonight) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Online sympathy www.scalaroefaro.com
Salvatore Bonacci
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2011
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