Remembering Vincent L. Bonavoglia

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January 13, 2020

Vincent L. Bonavoglia, 71, of Dunmore, died Monday evening surrounded by his loving family in Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Pietralczyk. The couple had been married for 43 years.

Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Leonard and Mary Rinaldi Bonavoglia. He was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Lackawanna College. Prior to retirement, he was a district manager for TastyKake. 

Vince was an avid golfer and a member of Elmhurst Country Club. He was a fan of Penn State and the New York Giants and had a passion for cars and his corvette. He loved his family and grandchildren beyond words. They were the love and joy of his life.  Vince was a true friend and would do anything for anyone. He had a huge heart and was kind, generous and selfless. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. 

Vince’s family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and staff for their care and compassion throughout the years. 

Also surviving is a daughter, Maria Bonavoglia and fiancée Randy Nixon, Olyphant; sons, Jason and Michael Bonavoglia; a brother, Donald and his wife Susan, all of Dunmore; grandchildren, Michael and Camille Bonavoglia, and Dylan Vincent Nixon; his beloved dog, Ping; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, especially his best friends, Wink and Mize, and the many others who loved and supported him. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Loftus.

The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. Dunmore with a mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.

Interment is private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Red Cross, 545 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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