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Mary D. Bonfield, born in Pietrabbondante, Italy, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12, passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on Feb. 5, 2017.
Daughter of the late Domenick and Marianne Tesone Mancini, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John A. Bonfield; son, John R. Bonfield; daughter-in-law, Marilyn G. Bonfield; great-grandson, Nolan Himes; sister, Vera Parente; and brother, Joseph Mancini.
She is survived by her son, Reggie (Marianne) Bonfield of Pittsburgh; daughter-in-law, Rachelle Bonfield of Lititz; grandchildren, Lisa and Marianne Bonfield of Lititz, Christopher (Stefany) and Jonathan Bonfield of Nashville; great-grandson, Brady Himes of Lititz; and devoted Katina Teenee Tanner. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to the staff of Cumberland Crossing Manor for their kindness and care over the last four years.
She was a lifelong member of the St. Vitus Church.
She loved cooking, music, traveling, being with family and spending hundreds of hours making afghans that she gave to family and friends.
Her love will be missed and felt always.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Vitus Church, 910 S. Mercer St., New Castle, with Father Joe Codori officiating.
Burial will be in Castle View Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to the Nolan Michael Himes Foundation, 408 E. Second Ave., Lititz, Pa. 17543.
Online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on February 7, 2017
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