Florence Bonanno

May 28, 1935June 10, 2012

Florence Bonanno of Tuxedo, formerly of Danville, PA for 17 years and West Nyack NY for 22 years has finished her sojourn here and went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2012.

Florence was born May 28, 1935 in Kulpont, PA to Stanley and Florence (Gusick) Podhayski. She married the love of her life, Frank Bonanno in 1956. Florence was an avid reader and had a love and appreciation for the Arts. She was very charitable with her time, volunteering for many organizations and helping those who were in need. Florence enjoyed challenging her mind by doing the NY Times crossword puzzle and watching Jeopardy. Her greatest love and accomplishment was her family.

Florence is survived by her children, Frank (Patricia) Bonanno of Congers NY, Dean (Patricia) Bonanno of Durham CT, Christian Bonanno of NC, Nancy (John) Testa of Peekskill, NY; her loving grandchildren, Gregory Bonanno, Peter Bonanno, John Testa Jr., Kathryn Testa, Laura Bonanno; her brothers, Joe Podhayski, Stanley Podhayski; and many loving nieces and nephews. Florence is predeceased by her husband, Frank; her son, Michael; and her grandson, Alex Bonanno.

Friends may call Wednesday 10am - 1pm at the Higgins Funeral Home, 113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY. A service will be offered Wednesday at the funeral home following wake service. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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June 17, 2012

My name is Scott Yagodzinkie and I live in Raleigh NC and my mother Cathy,Jean Switzers daughter just told me today of my Cousin Florenceys passing.I just want you all to know that I have some of the fondest memories of her!She was so loving and caring and will live in my memory forever.You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fucci Family

June 13, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tony & Leslie Washington

June 13, 2012

Dear Nancy and John,

Leslie and I are very saddened by your loss and wanted to express our condolences. You both have a special place in our hearts and we pray for your comfort, especially at this time.

Warren & Beverly Dyckman

June 12, 2012

Dear Nancy and John,
Beverly and I wish to express our sincerst condolences on the loss of your dear mother, Florence. It is your faith, the passing of time and the fond memories of those precious times with your mom and family that will eventually bring a sense of calm, peace and thanksgiving to you. Our prayers remain with you and your family.

Deb & Bob Polhill

June 12, 2012

Dear Nancy & John - Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. May you find peace and comfort in your beautiful memories as you carry dear Florence always in your hearts and minds.
Respectfully, Deb & Bob Polhill

June 12, 2012

My condolences to the family of Florence.
Psalms 55:22.