CPT Edward Lawrence Boni

CPT Edward Lawrence Boni

Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 20 Feb 2020 (aged 95)
Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 207280995 · View Source
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Captain Edward L. Boni, DSN 0209, received his commission on 09/28/1953 and entered the police academy. Upon completion of the academy he served in the following districts and specialized divisions throughout his career. They were the 10th, Bureau of Investigation, 12th, 3rd, Bureau of Field Operations, 9th, Liquor and Morality Section, Burglary-Robbery Section, Homicide Section. He was promoted to the command rank of Sergeant while he was in the Burglary-Robbery Section on 10/25/1972 and was subsequently transferred to the 9th. On 09/11/1977 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and transferred to the 3rd as a watch commander, followed by an assignment in the 2nd district, and the Criminal Investigation Division. While he was in the C.I.D. Section he was promoted to Captain on 01/22/1984 and served in the Bureau of Field Operations and lastly in the 9th district. During his career he was awarded 4 Chief's Letters of Commendation on 06/01/66, 07/01/1967, 07/01/1970, and 08/25/1977 for outstanding police work above the call of duty. Captain Boni retired on 08/06/1987 he had served a total of 33.85 years of faithful and dedicated service to the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Captain Boni was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II and attained the rank of Private First Class.

Edward Lawrence Boni, age 95 of St. Peters, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
He is the beloved husband of the late Patricia Boni of 56 years.
The loving father of Danny (Patti), Michael (Cathi), Patrick (Laura), Edward (Jacklyn) and Janet (Darren) Downey; proud grandfather of Jason (Chasity), Kris, Justin, Patrick (Renee), Bruce, Megan and Jack; cherished great grandfather of Dani, Mckenna, Ryken and Kolten.
He was born on December 15, 1924 in St. Louis, MO to the late Ed Boni and the late Merle Boni. He was an active member of All Saints Catholic Church.
Ed was a retired Police Captain of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in St. Louis and served for 33 years. He was a proud decorated World War II Veteran in the U.S. Army, receiving many honors including the Bronze Star.
He was a “larger than life” strong, Italian man with a heart of gold. Also known as a True American Hero. He had a love for martinis, gambling at the casino and many trips to Destin, FL. Ed loved spending time with his family and cherished the moments spent together, they were his everything.
Funeral service for Ed, will be 11:00 AM Monday, February 24, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center (St. Charles).
Memorial Donations are appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center
5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass
All Saints Catholic Church
7 McMenamy Road
St. Peters, MO 63376
Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

St. Charles Memorial Gardens
Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.

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  • Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
  • Added: 20 Feb 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 207280995
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Edward Lawrence Boni (15 Dec 1924–20 Feb 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 207280995, citing Saint Charles Memorial Gardens, Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Tumbrink (contributor 46772461) Burial Details Unknown.