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Anthony J. Bonanno

Anthony J. Bonanno

Anthony J. Bonanno

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, June 17th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107)  for Anthony J. Bonanno, who died on Thursday, June 13th unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, at 92 years.  The Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 18th at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral service in the Funeral Home at 10 a.m.  Mr. Bonanno suffered a fall on Wednesday, June 12th in his Revere home & was rushed to Mass General Hospital, where he passed.  Born in Boston’s North End, he attended schools in Boston & entered the United States Army on Christmas Eve of 1942 & served until January of 1946.  He fought in the Bismarck, Archipelago & Luzon Battles, & was the recipient of the Asiatic – Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, The Philippine Liberation Ribbon, The Good Conduct & The Victory Medals.  For many years, he worked for American Chemical of South Boston, as a chemist and supervisor.   He retired in 1990.  His memberships include: The Revere Patriots Club, & The Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Parish.  He is the beloved & devoted husband of  66 years to Otillia “Tillie”  (Fernandez) Bonanno & the cherished father of Anthony G. Bonanno & his wife Jane (Flynn) Bonanno of Topsfield.  He is the cherished Uncle & surrogate Grandfather to Diane G. Hyland & her husband Francis W. Hyland, Jr. of Revere & their daughters, Kelli Hyland of Revere & Kim Perry & her husband Vance of Marblehead.  He is also lovingly survived by many other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  He is the Dear brother to the late Concetta “Connie” Avolio.  He was affectionately known as “St. Anthony” to his friends & neighbors because of his selfless spirit of giving & caring.  He returned home to God on June 13th, The Feast of St. Anthony, his patron.  A pro burial mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church of Revere at a date & time to be announced.  Interment will be in the family lot at St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.


Visiting Hours

Monday, June 17th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 in the Funeral Home at 10 a.m.


St. Michael Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

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  1. Lucia A. Hunter
    Jun 17 2013

    Dear Tillie, Tony, Diane, Amy and family,
    You are in my prayers. I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved Anthony. He was active and a great family man, quiet yet so focused and determined in his responsibilities. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. We occassionally spoke about the weather and I would ask about the family and he would ask about Nino.
    Because of the Hope we have in Jesus, he lives eternally and will rise again one day at the Resurrection. This separation, no matter how grievous, is temporary. Take comfort in this promise from our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ that anyone who trusts in HIM will have eternal life. Anthony entered eternity and spent Father’s Day with his Heavenly Father. What a welcome he must have gotten!
    God grant you his strength and peace during this time of great loss.

  2. The Phillips Family
    Jun 17 2013

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, please accepted our condolences and prayers. I know losing someone so close can be heartbreaking because God made us to live not die. Very soon God promise he will reverse the effect of sin, even our dead loved ones that have fallen asleep in death will come back to life by means of the resurrection. Christ Jesus promise “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”( John 5:28,29). Though the pain maybe great now there is comfort in knowing that God care about us (John 3:16).

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