Obituary of Joseph Buono
Rensselaer- Joseph V. Buono, 95 of Rensselaer died Friday, October 5, 2018 at Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation Services. Joseph was born in Rensselaer and was the son of the late Gennaro and Maddalena Matera Buono. Husband of the late Edith DeJulio Buono. Father of Alexander (Denise) Buono, Connie (Philip) Bonacquisti and John (Therese) Buono. Grandfather of Matthew Buono (Katherine Robb), Mark Buono (Alison Holstein), Christopher (Sara) Bonacquisti, Eric Bonacquisti, Gregory Bonacquisti, Bernard (Ann) Mantha, Amy (Paul) Wiese, Michelle (William) Reid and Marc (Kristina) Mantha. Great-grandfather of Amelia and Quinn Bonacquisti, Owen McClain, Sara Mantha, Caden, Milo and Riley Wiese, Bayly and Ethan Reid. Also survived by his sister-in-law Luella Buono and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Nicholas, Stephen, Albert, James, Dominic and John Buono and sister Natalie Keefe.
Joseph was a longtime communicant of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church in Rensselaer. He proudly served his country during WW II in the US Navy. He was a member of the G.S. Mink and T. Claxton Hose Company and served as the Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Rensselaer for many years. He was also a member of the Rensselaer Council #267 K of C, the Gerald O'Neil American Legion Post #1683 for 72 years and the Leonardo Da Vinci Lodge. Before retirement, Joseph worked for Sano-Rubin Construction Company for over 30 years and was a member of Laborers Local #190 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local #294. Upon retirement, Joseph was able to enjoy spending more time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his neighbors at Franciscan Heights.
The family would like to to thank Mary Fischer for the loving care that she provided to our father for the past 8 years. We especially would like to thank his friends and neighbors at Franciscan Heights for their kindness and support they have shown to us and our father throughout the years.
The funeral will be from the W. J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, Thursday morning at 9:00 and 10:00 at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick Street Rensselaer where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush.