Lucy (Lucia) Ann Pagano Bonafide - April 18, 2011

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 RAVENA – Lucy (Lucia) Ann Pagano Bonafide, 85, passed away peacefully on April 18 following a long illness. Lucy was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Giovannia Pagano. She attended Coeymans High School and worked for many years at the Atlantic Knitting Mills in Ravena. She was the devoted wife of Frank C. Bonafide, with whom she shared 54 years until his passing in 2005.
Lucy was happiest caring for her home and family. She enjoyed many years babysitting her grandchildren and also preparing large dinners for her entire family. She was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena and was a founding member of the Columbiettes, Mother McAuley Council, Ravena.
Lucy is survived by her sons, Frank C. (MaryBeth) Bonafide of Delmar and John A. (Anna Marie) Bonafide of Ravena, as well as her adoring grandchildren, Katherine, Jason, Christopher and Lucy Bonafide. She is also survived by her sister, Florence Tiberia of Glenmont. Lucy was predeceased by her loving grandson, Justin John Bonafide, her brothers, Pasquale (killed in action World War II), Bert, Dominick, James and Thomas Pagano and her sisters, Betty Petramale, Rose Pagano and Mary Varcasia. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 26th at 9 AM at St. Patrick's Church, Main St., Ravena. Family and friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home Monday, April 25th from 4 to 7. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Lucy’s memory be made to the Justin John Bonafide Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o RCS School District, Mountain Road, Ravena, NY 12143