John A. Bonish

November 17, 2002

U.S. Veteran

US Army Reserve

Bonish – in Woburn, November 17th, John A., beloved husband of Marion F. (Oddo) Bonish. Devoted father of Michael P. Bonish and his wife Betty of Woburn, Deborah A. Hedstrom and her husband Gary of Hudson, NH, John F. Bonish and his wife Ginny of Wilmington, and the late Phillip Bonish. Brother of Frank Bonish of Quincy and the late Mary Nathan. Also survived by 7 grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, November 21st, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

OBITUARY:

John A. Bonish of Woburn passed away at Winchester Hospital Sunday evening, November 17th, following a long illness. The husband of Marion F. (Oddo) Bonish, with whom he recently celebrated fifty years of marriage, he was seventy-two.

Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late Michael and Kate (Gouthro) Bonish. He was raised in Brookline and graduated from Boston Technical High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves in the early 1950’s.

He had made his home in Woburn with his family since 1959.

A draftsman by trade, John most recently worked for Lin Associates in Boston until his retirement four years ago. In earlier years he was associated with firms working on the original Central Artery project.

John was an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death was a son, Phillip, and a sister, Mary Nathan.

Surviving are two sons, Michael P. Bonish and his wife Betty of Woburn, and John F. and his wife Ginny of Wilmington , a daughter, Deborah A. Hedstrom and her husband Gary of Hudson, NH, and seven beloved grandchildren: Michael, Christina, and Mark Bonish, Vanessa Hedstrom, and Scott, James, and Stephen Bonish.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, November 21st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Donations may be made in John’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

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