OBITUARY

Rosemarie Bonacci

April 9, 1941October 5, 2019
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Rosemarie “Nana” Bonacci, 78, a current resident of La Porte Texas, departed from us peacefully on October 5th, 2019 at Houston Methodist Hospital. Rosemarie was born on April 9, 1941 in Trenton New Jersey to parents Dorothy and Gabriel Bonacci. She graduated in 1959 from Richmond High in Richmond California and in 1963 received her BS from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1981 she moved to Texas for many job opportunities and family. She retired from American General, AIG, after 30 years of service with lifelong friends.

Rosemarie was a great family woman as well as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Rose was a social butterfly. She enjoyed traveling the world, growing intellectually, and her Italian heritage. Her family and friends will always remember her as a witty and generous person. She is proceeded in death by parents Dorothy and Gabriel Bonacci, sister Gladys Ann Young, daughter Rosemarie Wallis, granddaughter Christina Mahan and son-in-law John Lee Schneider. Rosemarie is survived by sister, brother, John Bonacci, Cindy Bonacci, daughter, Suzzanne Schneider, Grandchildren: Larry Mahan, Gina Mahan, Sean Mahan, Anthony Taylor, Nina Taylor, Courtney Taylor, Marina Schneider, Dominic Schneider, and many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. Though we grieve our loss, there is joy, too, in having known and loved such a special person.

Celebration of life: honoring the memory of Rosemarie Bonacci. Please join us this Thursday, the 10th day of October. The celebration will begin at 2 o’clock. The service location will be Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena TX, 77505. Reception to follow.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family Will Receive Friends Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, October 10, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Lord's Prayer

Memories

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Judy Lesmeister

October 14, 2019

Rose has been in my family since I was 10 years old at that time she became my Sister in law.
She Married my Brother Roy Lee Taylor he was 20 years older than me. When I was growing up I spent a lot of time with them.
When they were going to the show or other places they would spell or whisper thinking I wouldn't understand. Well I did and they usually took me with them., after I pleaded or begged them to please let me go. Now when I think of it they probably didn't want some Brat tagging along. Well it was always Rose that ended up saying I could. I adored her. Well after our Mother passed in 1977 our family was never the same. I was 26 way to young to be without my Mother. My Brother went off the deep end he just couldn't deal with losing Mom. He lost it and became a different person. Rose packed the most Beautiful gift they ever gave me and moved to Texas with my Beautiful Niece (Suzzane Louise Schneider) I missed them so much. I only saw my Suzy a few times and it was years later when we reconnected. The day I got off that plane was like we had never been apart. I truly loved Rose practically my whole life. She was truly a Blessing to my Life. I will always be here for the Best Gift I ever received from Rose and my Brother. Until we meet again Rose always know your Loved and Missed. Love you Judy

Mary Mandola

October 10, 2019

There was no question that Rose had a deep love for her family. She also loved her American General family too, So much, that one day she brought the entire department a delicious homemade pasta and meatball lunch. This was a meal for a lot of people. Rose made A LOT of meatballs ! I truly missed seeing and talking to Rose after she retired. She would, however come by sometimes to have lunch at Romanos ’s . We all agreed the pasta and meatballs did not even come close to Rose’s homemade. I will never forget her. She was a wonderful lady.

Love, Mary Mandola

Ria Skinner

October 10, 2019

Nana Rose was an angel to me. She was a pillar in our family. Even though the dynamic wasn't always perfect or the way we would have wanted it to be she was always the kind that weaved the gentle fibers together. Every time I saw her she had a smile on her face, a warm hug to give and kind words to share. She will be missed by so many and loved for all times.

Kristina Sudduth

October 10, 2019

Nana,

I didn’t get the chance to know you very well but the memory I still remember is us going to Berryessa and celebrating papa Jerry’s life as we stopped off to get egg rolls and spent the day at the lake it hot but you still enjoyed your time we love you and you will be missed!

Suzanne I can’t imagine the pain you have went through in the past year or so but I hope you find comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you! Stay strong we love you!

Love always,
Kristina Sudduth

Richie Molinari

October 10, 2019

Nana we love you thank you for coming to the baby shower love Richie Marianna and Oliver

Melanie Bell

October 10, 2019

Nana is one Amazing Lady. She always had a smile and a hug for you and if you had a minute she would always share a fun story or two.

Tina Vo

October 10, 2019

I remember the first time I met you . I was greeted with your bright smile.we will always love you and miss you. Rest well Rosemarie Bonacci ❤️❤️❤️ . Tina , Cindy, Vivian,Le .

Marissa Schlee

October 9, 2019

Mardi Gras with nana was the funnest thing ever

Wendy Worthington

October 9, 2019

What a blessing our paths cross! We are the lucky ones! I enjoyed every visit sitting on the patio and chit chatting ❤️. Thank you for handling me and my crew 😂❤️ With your grace and giggles and smiles and never being judgmental . “Cuz there may have been a moment or 2 with language “ and you handled it well ❤️Thank you for always welcoming me and my family with your grace . I love that you were ALWAYS dressed up and would change to comfy clothes after a while! Always such a lady and classy at that. I have several fave moments BUT one that I enjoyed so much was just a few days before leaving for That special cruise you were so tickled and excited that your shoes came in and they were sparkly and precious and so cute and you were going to rock them ...And Beauty I know you rocked those shoes because you had an outfit to go perfect with them ❤️❤️❤️your face was so priceless that day and I love that you shared your special shoes with me.... A girl has to have a good NO a grrrrreat pair of shoes 😘 you keep rocking them Nana!!! As I sit here Reminiscing in memories over the past 8-9 years I giggle over some conversations with Marina and Suzzane about things nana likes... it’s good stuff 🤗😂.... and yet I’m so heartbroken for your amazing daughter and your grandchildren... but they are built with your love, grace, strength, and humor - they have the greatest angels watching over them and guiding them. You will be missed tremendously 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
With lots of prayers and hugs,
Wendy Worthington

Tony Vines

October 9, 2019

In August of 1995 a young man embarked upon a new career in the world of insurance—that young man was me. I was so nervous; my first day of work. My new Manager, Ellen Grimes, said I would be sitting with a very knowledgeable lady. I remember it as if it were today, entering cube-ville and seeing this lady with dark black sunglasses. This lady was quite animate. Explaining and accessing information with extreme elegance—effortlessly. Initially, I thought it bold to where sunglasses at work, but thought she is one cool lady. Just at that moment, we stopped at her desk and Ellen introduced me to Rosemarie Bonacci. First thing she did was apologize for those glasses. She told us she left her reading glasses at home and these were prescription (LOL). I said no, I love them, they look really cool; she laughed. Oh, how I will miss that laugh. Rosemarie was my trainer. I seriously questioned my abilities and came very close to moving on after day two. Life insurance is complicated, and every contract so different. She sensed this and encouraged me through that difficult time. I learned so much from Rosemarie, so much so, I went on to eventually train others. I sort of had a crush on her. She was charismatic and so intelligent. I wanted to be just like her, eloquent in explanation and customer oriented. She truly shaped the man I became and my career moving forward. She is an amazing woman, and this world will not be the same. I loved her wisdom and her political passion. Rosemarie was never on the sidelines. She galvanized in me the importance of civic participation. Every passion was centered around a government that should invest and serve the interest of the people. She is an amazing woman and I am a better man because of what she taught me—hope—patience—confidence in my abilities. Rosemarie, you will always be in my heart, and when I close my eyes, your contagious smile will forever bring me joy.

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Biography

Rosemarie “Nana” Bonacci, 78, a current resident of La Porte Texas, departed from us peacefully on October 5th, 2019 at Houston Methodist Hospital. Rosemarie was born on April 9, 1941 in Trenton New Jersey to parents Dorothy and Gabriel Bonacci. She graduated in 1959 from Richmond High in Richmond California and in 1963 received her BS from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1981 she moved to Texas for many job opportunities and family. She retired from American General, AIG, after 30 years of service with lifelong friends.

Rosemarie was a great family woman as well as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Rose was a social butterfly. She enjoyed traveling the world, growing intellectually, and her Italian heritage. Her family and friends will always remember her as a witty and generous person. She is proceeded in death by parents Dorothy and Gabriel Bonacci, sister Gladys Ann Young, daughter Rosemarie Wallis, granddaughter Christina Mahan and son-in-law John Lee Schneider. Rosemarie is survived by sister, brother, John Bonacci, Cindy Bonacci, daughter, Suzzanne Schneider, Grandchildren: Larry Mahan, Gina Mahan, Sean Mahan, Anthony Taylor, Nina Taylor, Courtney Taylor, Marina Schneider, Dominic Schneider, and many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. Though we grieve our loss, there is joy, too, in having known and loved such a special person.

Celebration of life: honoring the memory of Rosemarie Bonacci. Please join us this Thursday, the 10th day of October. The celebration will begin at 2 o’clock. The service location will be Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena TX, 77505. Reception to follow.