Felice A. Bonadio
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BONADIO , Felice A. Unexpectedly on December 29, 2011, FELICE A. "BILL" BONADIO, of Baltimore, beloved husband of Lillian E. "Betty" Bonadio (nee Becker); loving father of Frank, Mary and Robert Bonadio; eternally devoted "grandpa" of Carson, Colin, Clare, Connor, Cian and Yeshua; also survived by his faithful companion, Sugar.
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Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 4, 2012.
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November 18, 2012
I am so saddened to hear of Professor Bonadio's passing. He was a lovely man and very kind to me when I was an undergraduate History major at UCSB. He loved to laugh and he really had a flair for lectures...I will never forget him - he was so generous with his time.
Lynn Lampert
August 13, 2012
Carson, Cian, Colin and Conor (grandsons)
July 9, 2012
Dr. Bonadio was my advisor at UCSB in the 1960s. We had our senior seminar at his house. He was a great professor, I loved his lectures with his deep knowledge of Civil War and Reconstruction as well has his wit and sense of humor. He was a great professor, advisor and example of academia at its best. Thank you for all you did for your students.
Marty Blair Unger
February 1, 2012
The world is a dimmer place without Bill Bonadio in it. I adored this man. I worked in the History Department at UC Santa Barbara where he was a professor. I looked forward to him coming into the office for a good tease and an even better laugh. He asked my sister-in-law, Linda and I to always check that he looked all right. We always told him he looked handsome and dapper. I think he liked to come in and talk to us to wind down after his lectures or any stressful times at the office. We never asked how his research was going! We always just "played" with him. I remember when the first grandson was born and how proud he was when he brought him in to show him off. You've never seen a happier man. What a sweetheart he was. I have missed him terribly when he moved back to Baltimore; now it's an even deeper kind of missing him. Rest well, my old friend. Love to Betty, Frank, Mary, Bob, the grandkids, and Sugar.
Carol Pfeil
January 14, 2012
I am saddened to hear of Professor Bonadio's passing. He was an inspiring teacher and scholar and I was privileged to learn from him at UC Santa Barbara. Felice will be long remembered by those of us who took his classes for his tour de force lectures (his lecture on eugenics in a course on immigration was unforgettable), his warm encouragement, and his sharp sense of humor. My condolences to his family. --Jay Carlander
January 9, 2012
Dear Betty and Family, I was saddened to read of Bill's passing in the Santa Barbara News Press. My husband Bill Morgan did your tax preparation for many, many years and Bill Bonadio was one of my husband's favorite clients!! Your Bill even helped my husband tile our front entry way! He was such a delightful man. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope he and my husband Bill, are someplace wonderful telling each other outrageous stories! My prayers are with you. Kathie Morgan
Kathie Morgan
January 8, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss; our deepest sympathy goes out to you, Betty (my 'Bestest' friend for so many years in SB) and to all your dear family.
Much love and prayers from June and Clive, Alex and Barry

We plan a donation to our local charity.
January 8, 2012
From many years ago our best wishes to the family at this time. We will always remember the Bonadios and our friendship in Santa Barbara. Ron and Sandy Wilmot
January 8, 2012
Dear Betty, Frank, Mary and Bobby,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. We had some fine times together as young faculty members and as neighbors. Time cannot steal those memories. My very best to you and your families. I think of you often.

Ida Rickborn
January 6, 2012
jean orozco formerly jean rachuba
Betty I was saddened when I read of Bill,s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
January 5, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We really miss seeing Bill (and Sugar) every day. The Schlerfs
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January 4, 2012
Mrs. Bonadio I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I will miss him coming in the bank saying I want every penny and M&t has candy it was so much fun. My prayers are with you and your family at this time of grief.
Flo Bank of America
January 4, 2012
My condolences to your family. I knew Bill when we were children, and his brother is our parish priest. May the Lord comfort you in this time of loss.
Victoria and Mario Morisi
January 4, 2012
Betty, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's death. As a former classmate of yours, I send you my deepest sympathy and prayers. May God's love comfort you and bring you peace as you process your grief over Bill's death. Helena Back (Sister Laurentilla).
January 4, 2012
Father Bonadio, I am deeply sorry about the sudden loss of your brother. I plan to make a donation to our Scholars' fund. Sally Bowerman
January 4, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is truely a sad time when someone you love dies. As humans, never will death sit comfortably with us. Gods original purpose was for us to inhabit th earth and live forever. One day soon God has promised that it will happen again. It is my hope that you get to see your loved one again.
Helen Cruisun
January 3, 2012
Bill was loved by all and will be greatly missed; especially by his little friend, Leo. Our prayers are with your family.

Mike, Julie and Leo Gabriele
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