Age 76, of Danvers, formerly of Saugus and Everett, lost his battle with brain cancer and died at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on Friday, January 21. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Famiglietti) Bono with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.
Born in Boston and raised in Everett, Joe was the son of the late Vincent and Lucia (Sclafani) Bono. He was a member of the National Guard and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bentley College.
In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his son, Joseph M. Bono, Jr. and his wife, Sherri of Revere; his granddaughter, Natalie; his brothers Francis Bono of West Virginia and Vincent Bono of Saugus; and his sister, Josephine Frate of Medford. He was predeceased by his sister, Nina Esposito, and his brothers, Anthony and Augustus Bono.
Joe lived for his family and was always the life of every get together. His happy go lucky nature and ability to make people laugh made him always fun to be around. He worked hard and played hard and was a great example of a life well lived.
Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stJude.org.