Robert A. Buonfiglio Electrician with Local 3; beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle Robert A. Buonfiglio, 71 of Eltingville, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 after living with Parkinson's Disease for over 20 years. Born Saturday, December 17, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late Joseph and Angelina Buonfiglio. Bob was a beloved father to Robert and Michelle, husband of 45 years to his loving wife Roberta and a good friend to all who knew him. Bob was a graduate from Baruch College, and an electrician in Local 3 for over 35 years and worked on the construction of many major New York City buildings. His first project was on the building of the World Trade Center, where he could see planes flying below him during construction. As such, he often joked that he started at the top of the industry. Bob was very philosophical and would share wise observations, such as "the only thing that is normal is the dial on the washing machine," "you can't make sense out of nonsense," and "you can look at the donut, or the hole." He appreciated art and enjoyed annual trips to the Mystic Arts Festival with his daughter. Bob is survived by his beloved wife Roberta, his loving children Michelle and Robert, cherished brother of Joseph and Joann Sullivan, and dear brother in law of Nick Sullivan, John & Jeri Forte as well as a fond uncle to his many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 PM on Wednesday at St. Clare Church located at 110 Nelson Ave Staten Island, New York 10308. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, New York. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
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Published by Staten Island Advance from Jul. 3 to Jul. 4, 2021.