Michael A. Bonagura

  • Born: April 17, 1928
  • Died: December 3, 2018
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

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.
For more information, visit www.colonialmchenry.com or call 815-385-0063


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest In Peace Mike

Posted by Ralph and Lillian Lindberg - Hayward, WI - Friend   December 15, 2018

Michael, we have been friends for many, many years. In good times and in bad we supported each other. You and John were golfing buddies and he has missed your presence ever since the day you could no longer golf. The last time he saw you was at the rehab facility where the two of you watched a football game together. We love you and miss you and know you are in a better place. Watch over us as we wait to see you once again.

Posted by John & Margaret Rubey - Hoffman Estates, IL   December 12, 2018

Posted by Gene&janet Gulgren - Mchenry, IL   December 09, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   December 09, 2018

Mike (pops) I can't put into words how important you were to me, Maureen and the boys. There was never a day that went by when you would look at any of the boys... be it Brian, Kevin, Sean or Dan and simply say I love that kid... family was the most important thing in your life and it was a lesson you taught us well.
You will be missed but always with us... Love always Paul

Posted by Paul Koza - Libertyville, IL - Family   December 08, 2018

Mr. Bonagura will be missed for all the wonderful and kind moment he spent with his family. Many many stories over the years have give me much to remember him by. I will never forget his smile and heart warming laugh. God Bless.

Posted by Dan McCarthy - Gurnee   December 07, 2018

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