1918 – 2016
Quinebaug – Lucrezia “Grace” R. (Zuccaro) Bonvino, 97,formerly of Breezy Ln., died Tuesday afternoon, September 27, 2016 at Westview Health Care Center. She was the loving wife of seventy years to the late Fred Bonvino. Born in Hazelton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Theresa (Zaccaro) Zuccaro.
On September 23, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, NY, she was united in marriage to Fred F. Bonvino who died on July 29, 2010. Residing for many years in Scarsdale, NY where she and her husband owned and operated the Harney Cleaners, they then relocated to Southbridge, MA in 1963, then in 1972 they moved to North Woodstock. There final move was to Quinebaug in 2002.
Mrs. Bonvino worked as a stitcher at American Optical in Southbridge, MA retiring in 1982.
Mrs. Bonvino was a member of St. Stephen Church in Quinebaug.
Grace is survived by a sister, Mary Deanzeris of Mt. Kisco, NY; her devoted friends Fred and Rachael Wojick, and Georgette Menzone all of Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers John, Louis, Serefine, Joseph, Anthony, and Luke Zuccaro and a sister Rose Ambrosino.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Grace’s family on Friday, September 30, 2016, in the Valade Funeral Home 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stephen Church, Quinebaug, CT at 11:30 a.m., entombment to follow in Notre Dame Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen Church, 130 Old Turnpike Rd., Quinebaug, CT 06262. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.