John Bonnici

Obituary of John Bonnici

John P Bonnici, 84, of Princeton Junction died Saturday, October 17, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, John was a longtime resident of East Brunswick, NJ before moving to Princeton Junction in 2001 and eventually retiring to Naples, FL. A United States Army Korean War Veteran, John was an original employee of the US division of JEOL Ltd. where he was employed for over 35 years as a Director of Sales and Vice President. Receiving much recognition for his expertise in the field of Electron Microscopes throughout his career, he finally retired in 2010. He was a parishioner of St. David the King RC Church, a level three member of the Knights of Columbus, and a passionate and well known pigeon fancier, most recently of B&G Lofts. John also enjoyed playing poker and bocce and was very active in the Village Grande Community. Son of the late Paul and Angela (Mizzi) Bonnici, husband of the late Jeanne C. Bonnici, he is survived by his son, James Bonnici, 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen Bonnici , Suzanne and John Campion, Janet Baile, 6 grandchildren Jennifer Anastasiou and her husband Michael, Emily and AJ Baile, and Lilah, Emma and Cate Celentano, and 3 great-grandchildren, Luke, Ella and John Anastasiou. He is also survived by his two brothers, Salvatore and George Bonnici, and sister, Madeline Bonnici. John's strong work ethic, generosity and love of family were evident to all who knew him, and he will be remembered as a true gentleman. A devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be missed by all who crossed his path. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 21st at St. David the King RC Church 1 New Village Road West, Princeton Junction. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Friends may call on Wednesday, October 21st from 9:00am to the time of the funeral mass at St. David the King. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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