Louis Bonapace

Louis Bonapace

Thursday, March 15th, 1923 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Louis Peter Bonapace, 97, passed away peacefully in San Diego on Thursday, July 30. He will be returned to New Jersey for interment with his wife of 51 years, Colleen O'Bryan Bonapace, at Somerset Hills Memorial Park. A Memorial Service will be held at a future date when Covid virus restrictions allow.

Lou is survived by his brother, Charles Bonapace of Piscataway, NJ; daughter Linda Baumann, husband John, of North Palm Beach, FL; grandson Tom Baumann of Ringoes, NJ; granddaughter Katie Mann, husband Tavis, and great-grandchildren Brayden and Walker Mann of Maui, Hawaii. He is survived by his second wife, Argia Montgomery Bonapace of San Diego.

Lou was born March 15, 1923 in New York City and moved to Piscataway, NJ shortly after his birth. He served in the Marine Corp during WWII, stationed in Guadalcanal, Bouganville and the Philippines. After his discharge, he returned to the family business, New Brunswick Saw Service, established by his father, Pietro Bonapace, in 1923. Later in his career, he and his brother Charles formed New Brunswick International, NBI, and were appointed as the US distributor for Teraoka Seiko, a Japanese manufacturer of electronic equipment used in supermarkets and the retail food industry. Lou and NBI established DIGI distribution throughout the US and Central America. An avid golfer, Lou was a member of Raritan Valley Country Club, Somerville, NJ and Desert Horizons Country Club, Indian Wells, CA. Along with his wife Colleen, Lou was an active member of the Congregational Church in Short Hills, NJ, serving as Senior High Fellowship Advisor for many years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Congregational Church, 105 Mountainview Road, Warren, NJ 07059.
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    95 Mt Airy Road
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