Frances Bonomo

Obituary of Frances P. Bonomo

Clark Mills - Frances P. Bonomo, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 22, 2022. She was born September 14, 1931, in Marcy, the daughter of the late Antonio and Marianna (Candella) Lomanto. She was the youngest of eight children and worked on the family farm. She attended Westmoreland Schools and participated in many athletic activities, wishing she could have pursued a career as a physical education teacher. She remained connected to classmates through alumni activities. After graduating from high school, Frances began working at General Electric and Oneita Knitting Mills. She was united in marriage to Guy E. Bonomo on June 7, 1952, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica, a union of 67 years until his passing in 2019. Frances was instrumental in acquiring the Kirkland Dari Isle (Bonomo’s Dari Crème). She encouraged Guy to take on this new venture. She took care of their family so he could work to support their family while getting Bonomo’s Dari Crème started. Bonomo’s Dari Crème will be celebrating 60 years in business this year! Frances was a natural caregiver. She was selfless, patient, kind and nurturing, always put family first and served as caregiver for many relatives. Frances enjoyed being very active and until recently utilized a gym membership. She was an avid NY Yankee fan. Her hobbies included a love for golf, and she played in two golfing leagues at Crystal Springs where she maintained lifelong friendships. Her humble beginnings working on her parent’s farm, inspired a love of gardening and her appreciation for plants and trees. She enjoyed traveling to her home in Florida and enjoyed many wonderful winters with her husband and family. Always up for an adventure, she enjoyed traveling, especially her trips to Italy, Hawaii, and Bermuda. She was a member of Church of the Annunciation in Clark Mills and devoted her life to The Blessed Mother. For many years, she was also a member of the Sew & So Club, the Italian Heritage Club,The Italian American Heritage Club, The Santa Rosalia Society, the IAM (Italian-American Member), and a volunteer at CABVI. She loved being a mother and homemaker. Her family was her primary focus and she loved to cook and share meals with them. Frances was an excellent cook and passed on several recipes and traditions. Her children relied on her “knack” for removing any stain from her families’ laundry. Frances never missed an event or milestone in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She had a zest for life and LIVED until she died. Frances is survived by her five children and their spouses, Vincent and Deborah (Conkling) Bonomo, Guy A. and Wendy (McGrogan) Bonomo, Angelina Bonomo, Thomas Bonomo, and Maria (Bonomo) and Anthony Bonfardeci; thirteen grandchildren, Nick Bonomo, Sara Bonomo, Andrea (Bonomo) and husband Justin Waters, Elizabeth (Bonomo) and husband Benjamin Smith, Emily Bonomo, Mary Bonomo, Caroline Bonomo, Joseph Bonomo, Jenna Bonomo, Tony Bonfardeci, Francesca Bonfardeci, Nick Bonfardeci and Tom Bonfardeci; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Smith, Raegan and Gianna Waters; her brother, Joseph Lomanto; brother-in-law, George Gazzal; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends, Mary Tinelli, Angie Fuller, Theresa Carlone and Alice White. She was predeceased by her beloved husband; her brothers and sisters, and in-laws, Lena Lomanto who died in childhood, James and Bernice Lomanto, Sarah and Tony Shusky, Josephine and Ted Faga, Fred and Arlene Lomanto, Lena Gazzal, Victor and Mary Bruni and Patricia Lomanto, Vincent Bonomo, and Gertrude and Frank Miccoli. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Church of the Annunciation, Clark Mills. She will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery next to her late husband Guy. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service. The family thanks Dr. Amy Gorczynski who went above and beyond caring for Frances over the years. She truly became part of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Church of the Annunciation, COCVAC, and Clark Mills Fire Dept. MOM,”KEEP IN TOUCH” XOXO
Tuesday
1
February

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Church of the Annunciation
E. South Street
Clark Mills, New York, United States
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