Isolina (DiStefano) Bonaventura

Born: Tue., May 1, 1928
Died: Sun., Sep. 27, 2020


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Oct. 02, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Oct. 02, 2020
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

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Uxbridge- Isolina (Distefano) “Nonna” Bonaventura, 92, passed away on Sun. Sept. 27, 2020 after a period of declining health. Her husband of 54 years, Peter J. Bonaventura died Oct. 16, 2002.
         Lena is survived by her son, Patrick A. Bonaventura and his wife Christine of Uxbridge; her daughter, Diane M. McNeil of Uxbridge; 2 grandchildren, Adam P. Bonaventura and his wife Lisa  of Dudley and Andrea L. Mercer and her husband Joseph of Uxbridge; 4 great-grandchildren, Peter, Claudia, Audrey and Makenzie Marie; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by 3 brothers, Orlando, Fernando, and Antonio; and sisters, Amalia, and Gina, and a grandson Damian P. Bonaventura in 2018.
         Born in Pettorano, Italy on May 1, 1928 Lena was the daughter of Sebastiano and Dominica (DiVittorio) Distefano and emigrated to the United States in 1948 as the War Bride of Staff Sargeant Peter J. Bonaventura.  Mrs. Bonaventura worked as a Spinner at the former Waucantuck Mill, Uxbridge Worsted Co., Bernat Yarn Co., and Jack Emette Yarn Corp. for many years.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Uxbridge, the church of her marriage at age 19. A wonderful cook, Lena enjoyed knitting, crocheting, occasional trips to the casino, and most of all her family. She was also a former member of the N. Uxbridge Italian Club.
         Her funeral home service will be held on Fri. Oct. 2 at 10:30 AM in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held prior from 9:30- 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lena’s memory may be made to: The Uxbridge Senior Center, 36 S. Main St., Uxbridge, MA 01569. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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Buddy Creighton
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Pat, Chris and Family
Please accept our condolences on the loss of Mrs Bonaventura. She was a wonderful lady who always welcomed us kids into her home.
Buddy & Mary Creighton

Linda Frabotta
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
To the Bonaventura Family, sorry for your loss, Nonna was such a wonderful and caring lady, everytime I saw her always a smile, remember all the good times!

Linda Frabotta

Roberto J Sinni
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss. What a honest and wonderful family.

   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
she was always a friendly person always with a kind word for damien and me and the boys. i will miss her presence in town sadly. rip

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