Rose E. Bono of Chester entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 85.
The daughter of John Lempka and Rose Heter Lempka, she was born on March 4, 1934, in Florida, N.Y.
She was a very active member of The Chester Kiwanis Club; past president of the Chester Golden Age Club, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 1167, president of St. Joseph’s Living Rosary Society; and member of both St. Joseph Church in Florida and St. Columba Church in Chester.
She is survived by her son Charles Bono and wife Dawn; son John Bono and wife Betty Jo; three grandchildren: John “JJ” Bono, Mark and Allison Bono: sisters Rita Glebocki and Joan Komsa and husband Albert; along with numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Mark “Chick” Bono; brother, Raymond Lempka, and sister, Theresa McGrath.
Visitation was held Sept. 26 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida, N.Y.
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 1167 held a service on Sept. 26, followed by St. Joseph’s Living Rosary Society saying a rosary and a service by the Chester Kiwanis Club.
A funeral mass held Sept. 27 at St. Joseph Church in Florida.
Burial was in St. Columba Cemetery in Chester..
The family would like to thank Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, especially Adria.
Memorial contributions may be made to any organization that Rose was active in or to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
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