FRAMINGHAM – Audrey M. (Hawkes) Bonanno, a longtime resident of Framingham, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 surrounded by her devoted family.
She was the loving wife of 55 years to Joseph J. Bonanno.
Born in Swansea, Wales, she was the daughter of the late William J. Cyril and Norah Agnes (Mangan) Hawkes.
She graduated from Coventry Technical College.
She formerly worked as an executive secretary for BOAC (now British Airways).
While living in the United Kingdom, she was a member of the Coventry Film Production Unit in England.
She was involved in community affairs serving in St. Bridget’s Guild, as a member of the Framingham Garden Club and volunteered at Birthright of Framingham. She was a founding member of the Friends of the Framingham Youth Commission.
She served on the board of Framingham Union Hospital Aid chairing many functions including their annual charity balls, fashion shows, luncheons and also solicited funds for their ad books.
She was devoted to her husband and in raising their children. Her greatest joy was spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Joe, Audrey is survived by her son, Mark A. Bonanno, Esq. and his wife, Kristen T. Bonanno of Portland, OR; her daughter, Lisa C. Bonanno-Schwartz and her husband Steven D. Schwartz of Santa Fe, NM.
She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Ruby I. Schwartz of Santa Fe, NM, Kasaundra A. Bonanno and Luke A. Bonanno both of Portland, OR as well as many nieces and nephews in both the United States and United Kingdom.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road in Framingham Centre.
Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley.
At the family’s request, there will be no funeral home visiting hours.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Norton Funeral Home in Framingham.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Bethany Health Care Center, c/o Sr. Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702