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Bonito, Alice

Alice Bonito, age 93, of Waterford, passed away to be present with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. Born February 6, 1925 in Erie, she was the daughter of the late Nishan and Satenig Hashoian Mooradian. She was devoted to her loving husband of 65 years, Carmel “Carm” Bonito, whom she married on October 7, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2014.

Bonito, AliceAlice grew up in Wesleyville, PA, and after graduating from high school attended Erie Commercial College. She worked at Wesleyville High School and then Fort LeBoeuf High School as a school secretary, and was secretary of the Fort LeBoeuf School District School Board for many years before her retirement.

The foundation of Alice’s life was her faith in Jesus. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age, and loved and served Him throughout her life. Her faith showed in her attitude and the way she lived; she was fun-loving, happy, devoted to her family, and always had a joyful heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carm Bonito; and two brothers, Harry and Louie Mooradian.

Family members that survive include her son, James A. Bonito and wife Patricia of Waterford, and her daughter, Patricia A. Sarring and husband Rudy of Edinboro; her granddaughter Allyson C. Sarring of Edinboro; two sisters-in-law, Teresa Mooradian and Patsy Mooradian, both of Erie; and her step-granddaughter, Kathleen Kindland and husband Scott of Erie, and their two children Jared and Jason.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Friday evening from 4:00 until time of the funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Pastor John Bowers of Grace Fellowship International will officiate. A graveside service will be held at Lakeside Cemetery in Erie on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

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#1 Comment By Hilary On October 31, 2018 @ 8:30 am

My condolences to the entire family. I have such warm childhood memories of Alice and her husband Carm. They always made you feel welcome and special. Sometime we would stop by on our bikes who lived a few streets away from us. She would offer us something sweet. I will never forget her warm smile and hugs. She and my grandma were good friends as well so she became like extended family very early on. I am sure she is elated her faith has now become sight. Yet her spirit lives on in her deposits of love in many of us.

God bless,

Hilary (Keeney) Devlin

#2 Comment By Rev Martin P Keeney, Phila, Pa On October 31, 2018 @ 8:49 am

Alice was a wonderful woman oh God, devoted to her Lord and her family! It was a blessing to serve the Lord together and to know Alice was to love her. I know she will be missed but happy to be in His presence.

#3 Comment By David Rossell On October 31, 2018 @ 8:50 am

Mrs. Bonito was my great coaches wife and his true friend and caring wife. I took up a career in teaching and coaching because of his instruction. I visited Mrs. Bonito and we talked about him for hours. He was truly a wonderful man.
What a happy person she was . Always, had a cheerful “hello” and nice smile.
It is now important to know that she is with coach now and, I am sure, content and happy. Heaven will be a happier place because she is there and with him.

#4 Comment By Gary D Morrison On October 31, 2018 @ 10:24 pm

My condolences to Jim & Patty. Your mom was a wonderful, loving person. She always made me felt welcomed when I would visit your dad years after graduating. I know she was always proud of the two of you.

Gary “Morrie” Morrison

#5 Comment By Becky On November 2, 2018 @ 5:43 pm

To Patti and Jim, I am sending you my love and thoughts as you both were dear
friends of mine. Your mom was a lovely lady, warm and welcoming to all. With love to you and your family, Becky Fuhrer Brown

#6 Comment By Greg and Becky Charlton On November 3, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

Jim and Patty,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. You had wonderful parents.
We remember your mother and her beautiful smile and gentle manner. Full of love and life.
We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Greg and Becky Charlton

#7 Comment By John & Sherry Smith On November 23, 2018 @ 9:44 am

T, your parents were encouragers, as are you! We have such fond memories of both Carm & Alice, and while we are sorry for your loss, we believe heaven just became an even better place.