OBITUARY

Victor Bordonaro

September 26, 1931April 3, 2021

Victor “Vic” Bordonaro passed away peacefully on April 3, 2021, at The Gardens Health and Rehabilitation Center in Daytona Beach with his wife and children at his side.

Victor was born on September 26, 1931, in Bronx, NY, and was the proud son of Joseph and Bianca. He is pre-deceased by his older sister Mary who passed away in 2016. Victor is survived by his wife Colette of 64 years and sons Thomas, Paul and Michael. Along the way, Victor amassed 8 grandchildren: Christopher, Paul, Zachary, Christine, Lindsay, Matthew, Daniel and Marissa who brought him great joy. Victor was, quite simply, the Patriarch of the family.

Victor began his journey as an electrician for the NY Transit Authority but spent the majority of his working life at NY Telephone – one of the original “Baby Bells”. During his early years, Victor spent eight years as a Navy Reservist and eventually rose to the rank of Seaman First Class. After 30+ years as a phone guru, Victor decided to take early retirement and subsequently moved to Florida, which was his long term ambition.

Retirement in Florida was good to Victor where he enjoyed traveling with his wife and tinkering around the house. As an avid golfer and wood worker, Victor was always busy building things or working on his swing. Beyond the traditional credits and legacy he so deserves, Victor was simply a man that everyone loved. He will be dearly missed.

Celebration of Life and Visitation will be held on April 12, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, Florida. Chapel Service will be held on April 12, 2021 at 11:30 am at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, Florida. Graveside Service will be held on April 12, 2021, at 12:15 pm, at Volusia Memorial Park, 550 N Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, Florida.

Services

  • Celebration of Life and Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Chapel Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

Memories

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Philip DiPierno

April 11, 2021

I have nothing but fond memories of my Uncle Vic. Always a nice guy. I remember the old days at the place in Yorktown Heights--the family get-togethers, the backyard, watching football games. Sending prayers for this good man. God rest his soul.

Doris Tarnawskyj

April 10, 2021

I remember meeting Colette and Vic shortly after getting engaged to Jim (Colette’s best friend Rose’s son). With Colette’s great cooking and Vic’s sense of humor, it was ALWAYS a great time with so many funny memories. Vic’s laugh was the best!

I do, however, have a moment forever etched in my mind… crazy, scary…Vic driving 90 mph on the Taconic, with one hand on the wheel and having a conversation with me like it was an easy drive in the country (which to Vic, it was). I remember thinking, Vic should have been a race car driver instead of working for the phone company!

Vic - We will all keep you alive with your stories and your beautiful family is your legacy. Well done!

Michael Bordonaro

April 10, 2021

I’d like to take this opportunity and thank all the family and friends who took the time to share their memories of my father on this obituary page. Although it can at times be emotional to read, our family appreciates all the wonderful thoughts and reflections of the man who impacted so many lives.

Craig Foust

April 10, 2021

I'll always remember Vic as a man full of joy - for life and his family. I don't believe that I ever met a happier individual than this lovable fellow. Most certainly he will be greatly missed, by his family and every single person he ever came in contact with.

Rose Kulfan

April 9, 2021

I hardly remember life before Vic. When Colette met him I knew he was the right guy for her. I was their maid of honer. We remained friends all these years. We spent 3 months in Florida for 33 years
after we retired enjoying our long time friendship.
Vic taught me how to drive.....I can still hear him holler instructions to me that made me a better driver. He treated my sons like his own whenever they spent time with him. They both LOVE him & will miss him.
Goodbye Vic. You will always be in my heart. I cherish all our memories and special friendship. REST IN PIECE.

Howard Sparber

April 8, 2021

Met Vic while playing golf 🏌️ in the MGA at Halifax Plantation. Vic was a gentleman! His putter had to be the heaviest on record. He always wore pants, even on the hottest days. One day he came to play wearing shorts! We all after seeing his legs that were white as snow told him to go home and put his pants back on! It was something I and many of the guys will always remember about Vic. My sympathies to Colette and the rest of the family. Vic, May you Rest In Peace but, keep on playing this silly game called GOLF!

george deane

April 7, 2021

Life is perishable but our memories are indestructible. Reviewing the photos that constituted Vic’s life, from his beginning to his end, was overwhelmingly nostalgic and emotional . I was transfixed by each and every photo.

I was not present at their wedding as I was in Europe at the time. But I knew Vic even before their marriage. I can’t remember the first time I saw him but I do remember the second time. I was walking along Elm Street in the Bronx when I saw him alight from one of his huge cars (he always liked huge cars). I looked at him and he looked at me without a word being exchanged. I guess we just didn’t know each other well enough for anything other than an embarrassed glance.

I also reminisce over the very early days when Vic was in the naval (?) reserves. I visited Colette when they lived near Sandford Blvd. in Mount Vernon, their first residence after they were married. Vic was away for a couple of weeks with the reserves. He was still an unknown quantity for me. The visit to a married sister was important to me.

Then their first home on Dunning Drive. I can say so much more about the innumerable visits over there but I must leave with those personal, imperishable memories.

Good bye Vic. You are part of those many moments which will not fade for me.

John Kocak

April 7, 2021

I have a lot of great memories with an uncle I truly loved. My aunt And uncle treated me and my family like their own. I considered uncle Victor as much as a father as my own. I shed a tears when I heard of his passing, that doesn’t happen to often with me. To many great and funny memories with my uncle and aunt with my family that I will cherish forever. To the Bordonaro family I mourn with you and laugh with you.This is a time to tell all the great, and funny stories about a wonderful person. I love you uncle Vic.

Gerry and Lillian DiPierno

April 6, 2021

We are saddened at the loss of our brother-in-law Vic. He leaves behind a legacy that any person who goes through this life would be proud. He will live in the many fond memories of which he was so much a part.
Gerry and Lillian