OBITUARY

Bonnie Cimino Lampo

January 24, 1929April 3, 2021
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Surrounded by her loving family, Bonnie Cimino Lampo of Bryan passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3 at CHI St. Joseph Hospital, Bryan. On Thursday, April 8 the Altar Society rosary will be recited from 4-4:30 pm with the visitation following from 4:30-8 pm and the main rosary at 6:30 pm at Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel, Bryan. The funeral mass will be held Friday, April 9 at 10 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mr. Calvary Cemetery.

Bonnie was born in Bryan, Texas on January 24, 1929 to Frank Cimino and Annie Licce Cimino. She was only 3, when her mother passed away, and a few years later her father married Lena Sache, who became Bonnie and her sister Lena’s second mother.

In 1947 Bonnie married Johnny S. Lampo, and they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on April 13. Throughout their married life, Bonnie was a constant companion and supporter of Johnny. While she did not relish the adventures quite as much as he did, she was there with him for all of them from business, to civic, to church endeavors. From the early days working with him in the grocery business to Farmer’s Market to Pizza Hut, Bonnie and Johnny were a team.

Over the years Bonnie devoted her life to her family and her church. A lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, she and Johnny were recently recognized as the church’s longest living married couple. Bonnie served her church and her Lord in many different ways. She was a member of the Altar Society and served as Clerical Endowment Chairman for 46 years and was recognized by the Bishop for her service. She was also a member of the Holy Rosary Society, the Sacred Heart and Mother of Grace Societies. Bonnie, along with her sweet sister, Lena (who was also her best friend) was a daily communicate until her health no longer permitted her to attend daily mass.

While church and family did keep her busy, she also found time to become a member of the Briarcrest Ladies Golf Association, the Triangle Ladies Bowling League, The Republican Women of the Brazos Valley, and with Johnny she was a longtime member of Briarcrest Country Club and the Jolly Corks Dance Club.

Bonnie had five children, Sam, Frank, Marianne, John and Christopher. For 37 years, from the time Sam started school in 1954 until Christopher graduated from college in 1991, she had children in school and was room mother for all of them when they were young and as they grew, always supported them in all of their activities. Later, she followed her 13 grandchildren. As her great grandchildren came along, she found it harder to keep in close contact with her ever expanding family, so in her mid-80’s Bonnie got an iPhone and iPad and learned how to email and text and use FaceBook and FaceTime. Now she could stay in contact with her large circle of extended family and friends. As the family grew, Bonnie worked to keep everyone together. For many years everyone met at their house once a month for birthdays, and she cooked the meals for everyone. Her whole life was dedicated to her church and to her family, who enjoyed her wonderful Italian cooking and traditions and reaped the benefits of her faith and prayers. Cooking and sharing food was an extension of her love, and she shared that with family, friends, neighbors and many others over the years.

Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, godmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend – she relished all of these roles and was always a true and faithful servant to the Lord.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother; brother-in-law Frank Patranella; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Luke and Jobey Ruffino and great grandson Ethan Andrew Lampo.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Lampo; children Sam Lampo (Carolyn), Frank Lampo (Sheryl), Marianne Ruffino (Larry), John Lampo (Kim), and Christopher Lampo (Sandi); grandchildren Johnny Sam Lampo, Matt Lampo, Andy Lampo (Moriah), Monica Trevino (Randy), Marcy Porrata (Adrian), Melissa Ruffino, Paul Ruffino (Jessica), Zach Lampo, Max Lampo, Alex Lampo, Cassidy Lampo, Luke Lampo and Dominic Lampo; great-grandchildren Eli and Gabe Porrata, Jackson and Samuel Lampo, Ross and Roman Trevino, and Evelyn and John Ruffino. She is also survived by her loving sister, Lena Patranella, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.

We would like to give special thanks to Comfort Keepers and her wonderful caregivers who helped take care of Bonnie in her last few years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Clerical Endowment Fund c/o St. Anthony Catholic Church, 306 S. Parker St., Bryan, Texas 77803.

Services

  • ALTAR SOCIETY ROSARY

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • VISITATION

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • ROSARY & VIGIL SERVICE

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Larry Marshall

April 12, 2021

Ms Bonnie was always so kind and loving to Paula and myself when we went on the Pizza Hut convention trips back in the 80s when we worked for the family. She made us a part of the Lampo family with her gentle spirt and loving ways. She will be missed and Paula and I will be ever grateful for her kindness.

Paul Hendrick

April 8, 2021

My condolences to Johnny and their children and their families on Bonnie's passing on, in this momentary sorrow for them. I know this is a temporary time of sadness for the St. Anthony's community.
Johnny and Bonnie were a prominent part of my and my wife Marian's wedding reception over 25 years ago. I still remember Bonnie's smile from that time -- I think she was smiling almost as much as my wife and I were -- and I will continue to remember that smile when I think of her.
Also thanks for the many considerations they have given my family over the years.
My prayerful thoughts will be with them all.

Randy and Rose Berryhill

April 8, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Frank Haas

April 7, 2021

I am very sadden by the passing of Mrs Lampo. I was a close friend of her sons Chris and John Lampo.

She was a very loving mother to all the Lampo family.

May she rest in peace

Frank Haas

Anne Boykin

April 7, 2021

Bonnie and Johnny were such a sweet couple and such dear friends of our parents, Rosemary and Cal. Many times, along with Jobey and Luke, they met for coffee and doughnuts after Mass. The gatherings at the lake house were infamous. Bonnie and Jobey were instrumental in encouraging Mother to write the stories of the Steele’s Store Italians. Together, the three couples, along with other members of the Italian community worked hard to preserve their legacy through the Texas State Historical Commission marker on SH 50 commemorating the rich and deep history of the Brazos Valley Italian community. Through their efforts, this vital legacy will not be forgotten.

With love and fond memories,
Karen Boykin Peterson
Anne Boykin
Clay Boykin
Thomas Boykin

Milton and Sandy Dare

April 6, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Johnny and the extended Lampo family in the loss of your Angel, Bonnie. She touched and impacted the lives of so many people and made you feel a part of her family. We remember fondly the many gatherings and celebrations in connection with the Sisters of St. Francis and St. Joseph Health System and Johnny and Bonnie were always on the front row. They also co-chaired the 1994 Brazos Bash Goes on a Roman Holiday which raised charitable dollars to support the health ministry of St. Joseph. May the Lord bless you and keep you and grant you peace as you remember and celebrate the life of Bonnie this week with family and friends. As Sister Gretchen always shared, "Peace and every Blessing."

Carolina R

April 6, 2021

Les envío mis más sinceras condolencias en este momento difícil que están pasando cómo familia y decirles que Dios los acompañe y les de consuelo y esperanza en su promesa de la resurrección...
Saludos Carolina A

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Biography

Surrounded by her loving family, Bonnie Cimino Lampo of Bryan passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3 at CHI St. Joseph Hospital, Bryan. On Thursday, April 8 the Altar Society rosary will be recited from 4-4:30 pm with the visitation following from 4:30-8 pm and the main rosary at 6:30 pm at Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel, Bryan. The funeral mass will be held Friday, April 9 at 10 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mr. Calvary Cemetery.

Bonnie was born in Bryan, Texas on January 24, 1929 to Frank Cimino and Annie Licce Cimino. She was only 3, when her mother passed away, and a few years later her father married Lena Sache, who became Bonnie and her sister Lena’s second mother.

In 1947 Bonnie married Johnny S. Lampo, and they would have celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on April 13. Throughout their married life, Bonnie was a constant companion and supporter of Johnny. While she did not relish the adventures quite as much as he did, she was there with him for all of them from business, to civic, to church endeavors. From the early days working with him in the grocery business to Farmer’s Market to Pizza Hut, Bonnie and Johnny were a team.

Over the years Bonnie devoted her life to her family and her church. A lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, she and Johnny were recently recognized as the church’s longest living married couple. Bonnie served her church and her Lord in many different ways. She was a member of the Altar Society and served as Clerical Endowment Chairman for 46 years and was recognized by the Bishop for her service. She was also a member of the Holy Rosary Society, the Sacred Heart and Mother of Grace Societies. Bonnie, along with her sweet sister, Lena (who was also her best friend) was a daily communicate until her health no longer permitted her to attend daily mass.

While church and family did keep her busy, she also found time to become a member of the Briarcrest Ladies Golf Association, the Triangle Ladies Bowling League, The Republican Women of the Brazos Valley, and with Johnny she was a longtime member of Briarcrest Country Club and the Jolly Corks Dance Club.

Bonnie had five children, Sam, Frank, Marianne, John and Christopher. For 37 years, from the time Sam started school in 1954 until Christopher graduated from college in 1991, she had children in school and was room mother for all of them when they were young and as they grew, always supported them in all of their activities. Later, she followed her 13 grandchildren. As her great grandchildren came along, she found it harder to keep in close contact with her ever expanding family, so in her mid-80’s Bonnie got an iPhone and iPad and learned how to email and text and use FaceBook and FaceTime. Now she could stay in contact with her large circle of extended family and friends. As the family grew, Bonnie worked to keep everyone together. For many years everyone met at their house once a month for birthdays, and she cooked the meals for everyone. Her whole life was dedicated to her church and to her family, who enjoyed her wonderful Italian cooking and traditions and reaped the benefits of her faith and prayers. Cooking and sharing food was an extension of her love, and she shared that with family, friends, neighbors and many others over the years.

Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, godmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend – she relished all of these roles and was always a true and faithful servant to the Lord.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother; brother-in-law Frank Patranella; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Luke and Jobey Ruffino and great grandson Ethan Andrew Lampo.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Lampo; children Sam Lampo (Carolyn), Frank Lampo (Sheryl), Marianne Ruffino (Larry), John Lampo (Kim), and Christopher Lampo (Sandi); grandchildren Johnny Sam Lampo, Matt Lampo, Andy Lampo (Moriah), Monica Trevino (Randy), Marcy Porrata (Adrian), Melissa Ruffino, Paul Ruffino (Jessica), Zach Lampo, Max Lampo, Alex Lampo, Cassidy Lampo, Luke Lampo and Dominic Lampo; great-grandchildren Eli and Gabe Porrata, Jackson and Samuel Lampo, Ross and Roman Trevino, and Evelyn and John Ruffino. She is also survived by her loving sister, Lena Patranella, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren.

We would like to give special thanks to Comfort Keepers and her wonderful caregivers who helped take care of Bonnie in her last few years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Clerical Endowment Fund c/o St. Anthony Catholic Church, 306 S. Parker St., Bryan, Texas 77803.