In Loving Memory of Dante Bonetti

May 05, 1917
Bridgeport, CT
September 15, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Holy Family Church

Mass of Christian Burial

700 Old Stratfield Road,
CT 06825

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 10:00 AM


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

September 27, 2017

Family Gathering


Dante Bonetti

Dante Bonetti, age 100, of Fairfield, CT., passed away peacefully on September 15, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT.. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 76 years, Patricia (Daino) Bonetti.

He was a U.S.Army veteran of WWII, having served in the South Pacific. He was also a charter member of the 192nd Field Artillery Battalion Association, where he enjoyed many annual reunions with his Army ‘buddies’. Dante was a self employed excavating contractor for most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked several years for Mohican Valley Corporation of Fairfield, CT.

Dante was known as a very kind, gentle, and quiet person who never raised his voice, or lost his temper. He was a wonderful role model for his children and grandchildren. He and his devoted wife were inseparable and could be seen holding hands, and sneaking a kiss, even after 75 years of marriage. Their’s was a true love story.

He is survived by a daughter and son, Nancy Hynes and her husband Philip, of Newtown CT, and Kenneth Bonetti and his wife, Elene, of Stratford, CT. He is lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Philip Hynes and his wife, Kristin of Shelton, CT, Jill Penry and her husband, Vin, of Newtown, CT, Dara Cates, and her husband, Dale, of Ansonia,CT, and Robert Bonetti and his wife Jaime, of Stratford, CT. He was a fun loving grandpa to his seven great grandchildren, Philip (Quint), Anna, and Katie Hynes, AJ and Aiden Stinson, Natalia Cates, and Tanner Bonetti. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Dante was predeceased by two brothers, Mario and Orlando Bonetti, and two sisters, Olga Ballerini and Atilia Bouchard.

Friends and family are invited to attend Holy Family Church, 700 Old Stratfield Rd, Fairfield, CT. on Wednesday, September 27, at 10:00, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield, CT.

Special thanks to Irina for her compassionate care of Dante while he was at home, and to Connecticut Hospice for providing him great comfort in his final days. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. As a neighbor with a young family, Dante was a role model to me. We would shovel snow together, and even at 100yrs he had the best cut lawn on our street. Our family will miss him, I will miss him…