Ronald F. Bonia - age: 83
(February 09, 1938 to October 21, 2021
Friends and relatives may call October 29, 2021, from 12 to 1 PM at the Salvation Army Corps, 2 Sixth St, Old Orchard Beach. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00PM at The Salvation Army Corps, 2 Sixth St, Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park Section. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main St, Saco are entrusted with his services.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to The Salvation Army,
2 Sixth Street, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064.
Sanford - Major Ronald F. Bonia, 83, of Marshbrook Crossing was Promoted to Glory on Thursday October 21, 2021, from his home in Sanford.
He was born in Chelsea, MA on February 9, 1938, the son of James and Mary Cronin Bonia.
He attended local schools and graduated from High school in Massachusetts. Ronald served in the Massachusetts National Guard and then attended Salvation Army Officer Training School in The Bronx. After being commissioned as an officer, he and Phyllis served 7 appointments including Joplin, MO, Springfield, MA, St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, Hartford, CT and then retiring from Bloomfield, NJ.
Ron enjoyed golfing, fishing and will be remembered as a man of peace. Major Ron and his wife Phyllis retired to Maine in 2003 and became members of The Salvation Army Corps of Old Orchard Beach.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years Phyllis Bonia of Sanford, 3 sons Ronald F. Bonia Jr (Laura) of Exeter, NH, Robert J. Bonia (Doreen) of Manchester, NH, and James Bonia of Saugus, MA, a daughter Cheryl A. Deveaux (Michael) of N. Andover, MA, a sister Patricia Quinn (Richard), 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 stepchildren Kelly Murphy (Jim), Stacey Horvitz and her son Jacob, and Elaine Susan Shaw and her son Jonathan DiMaio, a niece and 2 nephews.