Fred F. Bonvino
1917 – 2010
Quinebaug, CT – Fred F. Bonvino, 93, of Breezy Ln., died Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of Lucrezia “Grace” (Zuccaro) Bonvino.
Born in Ridgewood, WI, he was the son of the late Francisco and Paulina (Sigismondi) Bonvino. At the age of six, he and his family moved to Italy, where they lived until 1934. Upon returning to the United States, he spent many years living in New York where he married his wife in 1940. In September, they would have been married for 70 years. In 1962, he moved to Southbridge where he worked for American Optical as a lens sprayer until his retirement in 1981. In 1972, he made his home in North Woodstock, CT and finally Quinebaug in 2001. He was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church.
In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ralph Bonvino, Lena DePalma, Sabina Turturro, Nicoletta Rucci, and Jennie Bonserio.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Fred’s family from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday August 1, 2010 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Monday August 2, 2010 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at10:30 am in Saint Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Road, Quinebaug, CT. Entombment will follow in Notre Dame Chapel Mausoleum in Worcester, MA.
Memorial donations may be made to the Quinebaug Volunteer Fire Department, 155 Old Turnpike Rd., Quinebaug, CT 06260 or to American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108