Mario A. BonacorsiOctober 30,2013
Mario A. Bonacorsi
Mario A. Bonacorsi
BARRE TOWN — Mario Anthony Bonacorsi, 60, of Windy Wood Road, passed Oct. 27, 2013, surrounded by his family at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, after a courageous 7½-year battle of multiple myeloma.
Born in Barre City, Vt., Nov. 11, 1952, he was the son of Vergilio and Alice (Bourgeois) Bonacorsi. Married to Paula (Fielder) July 1, 1972, in Williamstown, Vt., followed by three children, a son and two daughters.
Mario was the co-owner of Bonacorsi and Sons for 30 years, partnered with his brother and father. After selling the business, he worked for Burlington Grocery for six years as a regional sales manager.
He was active in skiing, running, golfing, and basketball.
He was a member of the Barre Rotary, working the Homecoming Breakfast Weekend, the Home Show, and he was the driving force in a car raffle where the proceeds sponsored the multiple myeloma foundation.
He had a passion for cars and racing. He was a member of the Com Club for eight years, BMW Club for two years, and his greatest achievement was being the national champion for the IS Class 2012.
Mario was a very important member of the community. He touched so many lives by always putting his heart and drive into everything he chose to conquer.
He was a beloved father and husband. His family and friends were his heart and soul. He will be remembered always in our hearts and the memories we created with him.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Bonacorsi; mother, Alice Bonacorsi of Barre Town; mother-in-law Janet and Jim Murray of Barre; two daughters: Angela and husband, Kirk Mackie of Santa Fe, NM; and Karena and husband, Scott McKenzie of Seattle, Wash.; one son, Michael and fiancée, Crystal Comolli of Barre; one brother, Dominic and his wife, Carol of Barre City; one sister, Maria (Bonacorsi) Booth and her companion, David Wells of Barre Town; sister-in-law, Becky and David Hodge of Chesapeake, Va.; brother-in-law, Carl Fielder of Cabot, Vt.; four nieces; four nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A celebration of his life will be held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Barre Congregational Church, 35 Church St. in Barre.
Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. Extra parking is available in St. Monica’s Parking Lot. Burial will follow the service at Hope Cemetery in Barre.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to International Myeloma Foundation, TheIMF@myeloma.org, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
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