January 15, 1922 – May 20, 2020
Bruno Bonacci, 98, of Danbury, CT passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. He was the husband of Sara (Scuro) Bonacci.
Bruno was born in Decollatura, Italy on January 15, 1922, where he grew up with his parents, Guglielmo and Rachela, along with his 10 siblings.
Bruno served in the Italian army During World War II. Following the war, he worked in Italy and in France before immigrating to Danbury CT in 1960. His wife and daughters followed in 1961.
In Danbury, he worked various jobs in restaurants and Auto dealerships to provide for his family. Subsequently, he worked many years at Republic Foil as a machinist. He then worked at Turbine Components Corp as a machinist and worked his way up to Forman. He retired in 1984.
Bruno was a very social person and all those who met him loved him. He had a heart of gold and his generosity was known by all. He was known to tell many stories of his years in the war and in France.
He enjoyed traveling to Italy during the summer with his family. He loved to cook and no one will ever forget the parties he held every January for making soppressata and every August for making tomato sauce. He enjoyed gardening and loved to share the bounty.
Bruno was predeceased by sisters: Marietta, Lisa and Maria Teresa; and brothers: Vincent, Ernesto, Dominick, Victor, John and Enrico.
In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by his brother: Aurelio and wife, Francesca; his sister-in-law, Franceschina; his daughter, Rachel; daughter, Marlene and husband, John; son, Bill and wife, Eileen. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: John and wife, Laurie; Danielle and husband, Jonathan; and Alexander.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11am at St Peter Cemetery, Danbury. Due to cemetery regulations and state guidelines, all those attending must remain in their cars.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bruno's memory may be made to Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center Recreation Fund, 30 Park Lane East, New Milford, CT 06776 or to Alzheimer’s Association - Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd South, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Mark and Felicity Pooley
May 26, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to you Dear Family of Bruno.
Felicity and I are thankful for time with Bruno during Jonathan and Danielle’s wedding last year and we were struck by his character and delightful disposition. We can only imagine the rich deposit he has made into everyone’s lives over the years, not to forget the legacy he has left behind. Heaven rejoices in receiving Bruno and our prayers go out to those left behind and trust the deposits made by Bruno into each and everyone’s lives will continue his legacy. The fruit of his legacy, we believe, will harvest great love, joy and peace within the family and his friends. May today be a day of celebration, a day where we honour a life well lived, a testimony that leaves a legacy for a family to cherish for generations to come. May God our Father bless each and every one today.
Much love Mark and Felicity Pooley
May 23, 2020
To the Bonacci Family:
Our deepest sympathies to all.
I recall all the great times together when I was younger with my parents and your family at the Vespucci Lodge, be it the Italian Festival, or special events or the men playing bocce. We will miss Bruno!
Anna (Mammoliti) & Cory Denninger & family