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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
Fax: 781-893-5965
Joseph Bonazzi

Joseph Bonazzi

Saturday, July 28th, 1934 - Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Joseph Bonazzi

Of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully Monday evening May 17th, 2021 in the comfort of his home with his beloved wife and family by his side after a courageous battle with his illness at the age of 86.

Born in Winchester, MA.; son of the late John & Mary Bonazzi . Joe was raised in Everett, MA. and spent most of his life in Waltham, MA. before moving to Naples, Florida in 1998.

A graduate of Everett High School with the Class of 1953.

Joe was an Entrepreneur, and owned several companies in the Food Service industry; while retired in Florida, he worked as a School Bus Driver working for Collier County.

He was a longtime member and Governor of the Moose Lodge.

Joe had a passion for all sports, and enjoyed golf as a hobby.

In his retirement Joe was on a golf league. He loved to spend time with family, friends and travel, especially the ‘Defazio’ Family cruises.

Joe's life revolved around helping others; he truly put others first. He devoted his life to his family; he was kind, helpful, he was an amazing husband, father, brother and friend to so many.

He was predeceased by his loving daughter Joanne "JoJo" Bonazzi in 2015, and his loving son, John J. Bonazzi in 2001.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Marie (Marino) Bonazzi; his devoted & loving children Tony Bonazzi, and his wife Jody of Strasburg, Pennsylvania; and Denise (Bonazzi) Dodge, and her husband Craig of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts; Cherished grandfather of Ashley Dodge, Amanda Dodge and Alaina Dodge; dear brother of Jeanne (Bonazzi) Coutu. In addition he is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends.

For the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time; and for those who wish to pay their respects to Joe and his family in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM, MA., on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 8:30 am-10:30 am. We ask that friends please be mindful and respectful of the current limitations on social gatherings. For those who wish to pay their final respects but are unable to attend, please be sure to sign the guestbook at

Following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Boston, family and friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Joe's life and remember the love he shared with those he touched at a Funeral Mass in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 920 Trapelo Road, Waltham on Saturday, May 22, 2021at 11:00 am. His burial will follow at Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 | 8:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 8:30am - 10:30am
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 11:00am
    Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted
    920 Trapelo Road
    WALTHAM, MA 02452
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  • Interment

    Mount Feake Cemetery
    203 Prospect Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Joanne Cantone

Posted at 02:48pm
Our sincere condolences to the Bonazzi family from Joanne, John, Crissy & Laura. Joe was a wonderful friend to our family for a very long time. We all loved him and will surely miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of mourning.

Joanne Cantone, John Potorski, Crissy Fabiano, Laura Guillette

Rick DeFazio

Posted at 10:39am
To the Bonazzi Family, our deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband and father, and as my uncle and Godfather. Uncle Joe was a wonderful and kind man, and he will be missed dearly! My best memories were waking up early and going with him on his canteen truck runs! Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Rick, Danielle, Justin & Josh DeFazio

Susan Furman

Posted at 09:06pm
Hi Tony & Jody
My thoughts prayers and love are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one.I miss and love you both very much.
Your friend
Sue Furmam

Al, Terri and family

Posted at 05:28pm
Sorry for your loss.
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Ken manero

Posted at 02:48pm
Deepest condolences to the Bonanzzi family from the Manero family Joe was a very dear friend to my father Charlie we all loved him. Say hello to my dad for me Joe!!

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