Bonafede, Maria Vincenza (nee: Gagliardotto), age 78, of Hawthorne, on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Born in Polizzi Generosa, Palermo, Sicily, Maria immigrated to the United States in 1954, setting in Passaic and then moving to Clifton for 39 years before moving to Hawthorne. Maria worked as a seamstress and then as a food service worker for the Clifton Board of Education. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony R.C. Church in Hawthorne and a former parishioner of St. Paul’s R.C. Church in Clifton.
Maria was the beloved wife of Michele Bonafede. Loving mother of Salvatore Bonafede and his wife Doreen of Clifton, Anthony Bonafede and his wife Jacqui of Hawthorne and Grace Bonafede of Hawthorne. Dear grandmother of Salvatore Bonafede, Nicholas Bonafede, Daniella Bonafede, Michael Bonafede, Vincent Bonafede.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Entombment will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Lodi. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday from 11-11:30am.