James (Jim) Bonomi Jr. of Chester, N.Y., dies at age 57

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James (Jim) Bonomi Jr. of Chester, N.Y., died unexpectedly after a short illness on Friday, April 19, 2019, at his residence. He was 57.

Son of late James B. Bonomi Sr. and Joan Bonomi, he was born in New York on Oct. 5, 1961.

Jim graduated from Pearl River High School, Pearl River, N.Y., and SUNY Ulster, Kingston, N.Y., where he also received his certification as a home inspector. He was also a certified Licensed Armed Security Guard.

Jim was the proud owner and operator of Brushworks Quality Painting since 1986. He also worked as an armed security guard.

Jim (or lovingly called “Jamie” by his mother) had a love for cooking, his cat, Bear, and was happiest riding his Harley. He enjoyed attending Bike Week, year after year in Lake George, N.Y., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Daytona Beach, Florida.

He was the proud owner of many motorcycles, including a Harley Davidson and a customized chopper, and a few late-model Mustangs and Camaros. He also enjoyed refurbishing cars, and participating in demolition derbies at Orange County Raceway.

Jim is survived by his loving mother, Joan Bonomi of Chester; his sister Michelle Bonomi-Huvala and her husband, Kenneth, of Chester; his brother, Joseph Bonomi, and his wife, Karen, of Washingtonville, N.Y.; his nephews CJ and Joseph; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A family statement said: "Sadly, our loving son and brother’s physical being is no longer here, but the dreams, hope and love he had for each of us, live on in the simple acts of kindness we do for one another. This is how we wish our son and brother to be remembered, and how we shall honor his memory."

Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Flynn Funeral and Memorial Centers, 3 Hudson St., Chester.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, 27 High St., Chester.

Burial will follow at Chester Cemetery (Hill Section) The entrance to the Cemetery is located at 1 Hudson St., Chester.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and Brendan T. Flynn, and the staff of Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Centers.

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