|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1917|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2009|
Margaret Bonina passed away on Thursday October 29th. A lifelong resident of Stamford and Norwalk, she was born on June 13, 1917 In Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of Annie Berry and Vernon W. Crowthers. She was raised by her beloved grandmother, Annie M. Berry, following the death of her mother when Margaret was six years old. She moved to Stamford in 1933 following the death of her grandmother.
In 1936, she married Anthony T. Bonina of Stamford. They were married for 61 years until his death in 1997. They moved to Norwalk in 1959. She is survived by their six children: Anthony of Littleton, NH, Edward of Pompano Beach, FL, Cathy McArthur of Cornwall on Hudson, NY, Felice Oustafine of Norwalk, CT, Margaret Sulvetta of Clifton, VA, and Diane Clark of Woodbridge CT, sons-in-law George McArthur, John Oustafine, Chris Clark and Mark Miller, and daughter-in-law Lou Bonina. She was predeceased by 2 grandchildren, John and Sonya, and survived by 15 grandchildren: Charles, Daniel, Carla, Stephanie, Connie, Mark, Leigh, Michele, Tracey, Darren, Dawn, Carolynn, Justin, Ben and David; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind cherished brothers- and sisters-in-law and cousins, two of whom, Catherine Fisher and Doris Dunn, were the sisters she never had. Her late husband, Anthony, would often tease her, with pride about the extensive family gatherings by saying, "Look what you started, Margaret."
Margaret was an active member of St. Mary''s R.C. Church and the Columbiettes, and was a Eucharistic Minister. She was a dedicated volunteer at the Prospect Gardens Nursing Home for over 30 years and brought comfort to many of its residents.
She will be deeply missed by her loving family and many friends. Margaret's family will receive friends on Sunday November 1, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 2, 10 AM at St. Mary Church, 669 West Ave., Norwalk, followed by burial at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. Donations in Margaret's name may be made to St. Mary Church or to a favorite charity.
Saint John's Cemetery
Created by: Andrew A. Caruso
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
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