With saddened hearts, we announce that Ronald “Ronnie” A. Bonano, Sr., gained his heavenly wings on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the age of 74. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 24, 1946 to the late Lester Joseph Bonano and the late Rosalie Nuccio Bonano. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Susan Marcev Bonano, and his adoring children: Ronald Bonano, Jr. (Angel), John Bonano (Chelly), and Melissa Bonano Faucheux (Lance). He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren whom he was affectionally known as “Faw - Faw”: Karissa Bologna, Jonathan, Joshua, Mia, Liza and Layla Bonano, Hudson and Zoe Faucheux, and his great-grandchildren, Stella and Blaize Armand and Drake Dugas. He will also be dearly missed by his siblings: Leslie Bonano, Jr. (Mary), Mikel Bonano (late, Judy), Susan Bonano Rudd (Mike); his considered “daughter”, Jeanne Marcev Humphrey (Craig); considered “grandchildren”, Christopher Meeks (Jamie) and Samantha Humphrey; and considered “great-grandchildren”, Ruby and Ryker Meeks who affectionally knew him as “Paw - Paw”. He had a special place in his heart for his Grand dog “Beignet.” He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Ronnie was a graduate of East Jefferson High School and attended Southeastern University. Ronnie was known to be an avid golfer and member of the Green Crest Golf Club, The 19th Hole Golf Club, and Shadowlawn Golf Club and loved to play golf with his family and friends. Ronnie followed in the footsteps of his father and was a successful carpenter. He had a tenured successful career with Landis Construction Co., where he was a Superintendent and made many wonderful friendships along the way. He was as handy as they come and could repair just about anything. He always loved to share his wealth of construction knowledge with all he knew. He was one that was always willing to lend a helping hand. We were so fortunate to have him share many years of his creative talent. He most treasured his time helping his children and his family. Those who were so fortunate to be an email buddy of his, will certainly miss the countless emails of information that he loved to share.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated medical staff of East Jefferson General Hospital.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend visitation at St. Christopher Church, 309 Manson Ave., Metairie, LA on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm, followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 pm. Due to state mandates, masks are required at all times and amount of visitors will be limited. The service will be livestreamed through the church's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stchristophermetairie. A private burial service will be held at Garden of Memories. Please share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana at https://www.kidneyla.org/.
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