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FRAMINGHAM – Leo V. Bonanno, 92, of Framingham, passed away at home in Framingham, on Thursday, May 27, 2021.  

He is the beloved husband of 66 years to Alice (Whitten) Bonanno.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Rosalia (Alongi) Bonanno.  

He was a graduate of South Boston High School Class of 1946 where he proudly played the trumpet in the high school band.  He then attended Burdette College and graduated in 1951.

Mr. Bonanno proudly enlisted in the United States Air Force for three years where he served in Squadron TO-5 as a Radio Operator and Repairman. He also earned the World War II Victory Medal.

Prior to retirement, he was employed for 40 years as a Management Accountant at State Street Bank & Trust Company in Boston. 

Leo was a member of the Framingham Fraternal Order of Elks Lodge #1264 and the Columbus Club of Framingham.

He enjoyed family get togethers and vacations, dancing, singing in the Golden Rays Choir, swing and Italian music, camping at Indian Ranch, winter getaways to Florida, going out to restaurants, had an exceptional flair for writing expression, walking, and completing puzzles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Daniel J. Bonanno and his partner Irene Collette, Donna M. Luttrell and her husband Mike, and Paula Farnsworth Bertone and her husband Michael; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sisters, Josephine, Angelina, Grace, Yolanda, and his twin sister Mary, and his son-in-law Duane Carl Farnsworth.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours from 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday, June 2, in the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street in Framingham.

His funeral Mass at Saint Tarcisius Parish and burial with military honors at Saint Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham, will be held privately.

Donations in his memory may be sent to a veteran’s organization of ones choice.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.