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Thomas F. Bono

May 27, 1933 — November 11, 2023

Easton, MA

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Thomas Francis Bono, Jr., 90, died Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, after a period of declining health. Born and raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Dorchester High School. After graduation, he joined the US Navy and proudly served from June of 1950 until March of 1954. He served aboard the USS Vulcan (AR-5), USS Monterey (CVL-22) and with the Naval Construction Battalion (Seabees). His service with the Seabees led him to a career in the construction industry. After his Honorable Discharge, he attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and received his degree in Civil Engineering. In June, 1961, he married Louise Frances Martin of Dorchester at St Gregory Church in Dorchester. Louise was the love of his life and they spent over 62 years of marriage together. Later, they moved to Easton to raise their family and have lived there for over 60 years.

Tom was the owner of Powered Staging, Inc., a company he founded at age 62, after previously working in various engineering and construction positions at Stone & Webster, Emerson & Cuming, Patent Scaffolding, and Spider Staging. He was energetic and loved working, retiring at age 80. Along with his wife, he was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in South Easton. He made a point to attend stations of the cross during Lent. He was also an active member of the American Legion, Easton Post 7, and a proud Navy veteran. He was always ready to tell anyone about his great experiences in and love of the US Navy. Tom was a lover of all of Boston’s sports teams. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, bird feeding, reading both fiction and non-fiction, especially anything related to US military history and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Louise F. Bono of Easton, Tom is survived by his three children: Paul T. Bono of MD, John M. Bono and his wife Patricia Soriano of TN, and Maria L Bono and her longtime companion Anthony Nichols of N. Billerica.  He is also survived by his three grandchildren: James, Thomas, and Elizabeth Bono. He was predeceased by his siblings, James and William Bono and Margaret “Peggy” Oden and his beloved dog Callie. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Cross Church, Purchase St., Easton on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 11 AM with Visiting Hours held in the church prior from 10-11AM. Interment will be private at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, 02379.

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Visitation

Thursday, November 30, 2023

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

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Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Ave, Bourne, MA 02542

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