Dartmouth Funeral Home

230 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth, MA


Louis Bonas

April 23, 1932March 19, 2020

Louis Bonas 87 of Dartmouth died on March 19, 2020 at Charlton Memorial hospital with his children by his side.

He was born on April 23, 1932. He and his brothers Larry and Leonard were the first set of triplets in history born in Newport Rhode Island. He was the son of the late Mary Rocha Bonas & Enos Bonas.

He was the devoted husband to the late Eleanor Sylvia Bonas for 52 years. They were true soul mates, a once in a lifetime love that created a beautiful family filled with love, kindness & laughter. They had two children, three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

He was a decorated police detective for the town of Dartmouth for 30 years and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was an avid sports fan; he loved the patriots and the Red Sox. He enjoyed driving around in the convertible with his late wife and going to yard sales. Saturday mornings with his best friend Kenny, scratch tickets and shopping on QVC. Most importantly, he loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren more than anything else. He was loved by so many and will be forever missed.

Survivors include his son Robert Bonas of Dartmouth, his daughter Jane Shea and her husband Justin Shea of Lakeville. His Grandchildren Krystal Cabral of Dartmouth, the late Andrew Cabral Sr. And his wife Elizabeth Cabral of Dartmouth, Ashley Colmenares and her husband Alberto Colmenares of Connecticut. Great grandchildren Kaylin Cabral, Arjay Colmenas, Andrew Cabral Jr., Kylianna Imbeau & Ellie Cabral. A brother James Bonas of Rhode Island and the late George, Enos, Lawrence, Leonard Bonas and sister Evelyn Moniz.

Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, S. Dartmouth, MA 02748. All arrangements are private at this time. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com


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Kevin Paim

March 27, 2020

Uncle Louie I can not say how much I appreciated everything you have done for me, I miss you so much already. I will never forget you and aunt Ellie for the rest of my life. I loved you both so very much. My heart is truly broken .

James Storey

March 25, 2020

I'd like to thank the Bonas family for sharing Louis with the police department and for his service in the Air Force. I am a better person just by knowing him, and I will miss him and his laughter.
I hope his family finds peace knowing he made those around him better people and that he changed lives for the better.

Shawn McDonald

March 24, 2020

I just read that Louis has passed away. I am very and deeply saddened to learn about this. Louis was nothing short of kind and wonderful to me as a person and town official. He treated everyone with respect and the dignity they deserved. The Town of Dartmouth has been better by his service to the Town as a police officer, school employee and citizen.

My condolences to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a gem.

Donna Medeiros

March 23, 2020

Ever since working at middle school you were always daddy to me. Miss those days of you coming in with that big smile of yours. You always remembered the snowballs I loved and when you saw them you remembered and bought them for me. Going to miss your smile and that twinkle in your eye. Love you ♥️ until we meet again

Lee Cabral

March 23, 2020

To the entire Bonas Family what a honor it has been to have shared so many past memories with your family your Dad and Grandfather was a living caring man heaven certainly has gained a wonderful angel I know he is at peace and holding Mrs B's hand soulmates reunited. My deepest sympathies to Hans and Bob and grandchildren . Love Lee and family

Deb (Bonas)-Souza

March 21, 2020

Uncle Louie,
You will always have a place in my heart. When my dad passed away in 1975, your oldest brother George, you and Auntie Ellie were the one constant in our lives. Whatever we needed you made sure we had it. I was going for my drivers license at that time and you would take me driving around to practice. You stepped up and into my dad's shoes. I will always treasure the times spent at your house with all of you. The gatherings and many other wonderful memories that were made thru the years. I will love and miss you always. May you rest in peace and fly high with the angels.
With love and respect;

Linda McCoy - McCabe

March 19, 2020

Jane, Bobby and family....my deepest sympathies to you all....He was always there for us ... He will be missed... Love him forever.....❤️....... Cousin Linda and family