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Inez Marie Maher Bonifay
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1895
Death: Sep. 24, 1976

Bonifay, Inez Marie (Maher)
Oct 4, 1895 - Sep 24, 1976

a Pensacola Newspaper, Sep 26, 1976

Inez Mather Bonifay, widow of the late Eugene C. Bonifay, founder of the Bonifay Oil Company, died Friday night in a local hospital. She was 81.

Mrs. Bonifay, 2911 East Jackson Street, was a life-long resident of Pensacola and was amoung the original group that built the East Pensacola Heights Community Center.

Her sons were the first water skiers on Bayou Texar and started a family tradition that continues today: three of her granddaughters are members of the water ski show at Cypress Gardens and one of her sons now runs a ski business in Pensacola.

In her childhood years, Mrs. Bonifay was a frequent patron of the old Pensacola Opera House and served as background musician for silent movies.

During World War II, when four of her sons and three of her sons-in-law were serving with the military, she housed young servicemen in her home and worked with the American Red Cross in delivering death messages to families in the Pensacola area.

In 1952, she and her husband become one of the first families to move to the East Pensacola Heights section of town and started the Bonifay riding Academy.

In 1930 her husband started the Bonifay Oil Company and she and her daughters helped in the business by taking orders.

She and her husband had seven children - Pat Bonifay, E. F. Bonifay, Marion Gomez, Earl Bonifay, Nane Kell, Harry Bonifay and Catherine Eubanks.

Survivors include one sister, Kathleen Keaton of Denver, Colorado; 32 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

A Rosary will be recited Sunday at 7 p.m in the Fisher -Pou Funeral Service Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. George Sindix presiding at a requiem Mass.

Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park with Fisher-Pou Funeral Service directing.

Active pallbearers will be Barry Bonifay, Larry Bonifay, Pete Bonifay, Randy Eubanks, G. C. Eubanks, Clinton, Bonifay, Billy Ray Loftin and Pat Bonifay.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eugene Cross Bonifay (1895 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Patrick Platsedious Bonifay (1914 - 1975)*
  Catherine E Bonifay Eubank (1924 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bayview Memorial Park
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: David Woody
Record added: Apr 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26127162
Inez Marie <i>Maher</i> Bonifay
Added by: Jamie Kidwell
 
Inez Marie <i>Maher</i> Bonifay
Added by: Jamie Kidwell
 
Inez Marie <i>Maher</i> Bonifay
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"Rest in Peace"
- Earth Angel
 Added: Jun. 14, 2012
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on ~~~~ REST IN PEACE ~~~~
- David Woody
 Added: Apr. 19, 2008
 
 
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