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Michael A.  Bonagura

Obituary for Michael A. Bonagura

April 17, 1928 - December 3, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 90

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather


Michael A. Bonagura, age 90 of McHenry, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018, at JourneyCare-Woodstock. He was born April 17, 1928, to the late Charles and Lucy (nee Varrone) Bonagura. On September 9, 1950, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Byrne, at St. Vincent DePaul, in Brooklyn, NY.
Michael worked for Sara Lee Bakery for more than 30 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and spending time at his home on the Fox River. He also loved to cook. More than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Michael will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen; dear children: Maureen (Paul) Koza and Karen (John) Tait; cherished grandchildren: Brian (Liz), Kevin (Megan), Sean, and Daniel Koza, Mary, Laura, Molly, and Christian Tait, Emily and Michael Bonagura, and Olivia Dannhaus; cherished great-grandchildren: Norah, Logan, and Quinn Koza; and daughter-in-law, Amy Bonagura-Dannhaus.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael C. Bonagura, and sister, Anne Ibbotson.
Memorial Mass will be held on December 17, 2018, at 11am, at St. Patrick's Church, 3500 W Washington, McHenry. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael's name may be made to the Center for Enriched Living, 280 Saunders Rd, Riverwood, IL 60015.
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