John Henry Bonacquisti, 96 of Pittsfield, MA died on Saturday November 19, 2022 at Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility.
He was born in Pittsfield, MA on June 27, 1926, a son of Mariano and Elizabeth (DeSantis) Bonacquisti. He graduated from Pittsfield High School.
John was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Navy on the USS Fond du Lac where he saw action in the Leyte Gulf, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa.
He worked at General Electric for 42 years until his retirement in 1988. John loved to socialize with people, something he did most of the time at Elm Street Hardware and the Italian American Club where he played bocce for many years.
He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. John was a member of numerous community organizations including the ITAM Lodge, the Italian American Club and UNICO. He was a member of the Pittsfield VFW, American Legion and the Father Contino Post Italian War Veterans.
Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Philomena "Fannie" (Foffo) Bonacquisti, whom he married on April 19, 1952 at All Souls Church; one daughter- Patricia (Charles) Romano and one son- Ronald (Darlene) Bonacquisti. He also leaves four grandchildren- Michael (Christine) Romano, Amy Bonacquisti, Erin (Joseph) Monti, and Jaclyn Barnes; five great grandchildren- Lauren Romano, Olivia Monti, John Monti, David Romano and Ryan Barnes; three sisters- Antoinette Mele, Elizabeth Unbehend, and Sandra Lovato; one brother- Anthony (Therese) Bonacquisti, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister- Catherine Allessio, Angelo Bonacquisti and Joseph Bonacquisti. The family wishes to thank the staff at Mt. Greylock Extended Care for their excellent care and compassion during John's stay and final hours.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for John Bonacquisti will be Monday November 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. The family asks that everyone attending the service kindly wear a mask. Memorial donations may be made to Soldier On in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com