Dayville, CT – Rita M. Bonesio, 84, of Ware Road, formerly of Avon, CT, and Hartford, CT, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late Frank T. Bonesio Jr. who died in 2006. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Broder) McManus.
Mrs. Bonesio worked as a registered nurse for St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She also worked as the director of nursing at Buckley Convalescent Home in Hartford.
She enjoyed tending to her flowers in her garden, bird watching, and caring for her many dogs. She took great pleasure in the summers she spent on Lake Bungee in Woodstock Valley.
Mrs. Bonesio is survived by two sons, Robert T. Bonesio of Woodstock Valley, and Richard J.Bonesio of Hartford; two daughters, Kathleen Bonesio-Bessette of Woodstock Valley and Danielson, and Lynn Bonesio-Peterson of Woodstock Valley; a brother, Robert McManus of Potomac, MD; and three grandchildren, Scott Bonesio, Ryan Bonesio, and Matthew Frederick.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family from 9:00 to 10:00 am, Saturday March 12, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.