By Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory
Lois (Bird) Bonadio of Elizabeth Township passed quietly June 20 at the age of 90 in her home. She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 68 years, Frank L. Bonadio, formerly of Glassport. She was born February 11, 1928 in Jeannette, the only daughter of J. William IV and Beatrice Durst Bird. She graduated from Jeannette High School then trained as an RN in the U.S. Cadet Corps in the School of Nursing at McKeesport Hospital where she worked in the ER until 1951 and was a member of the School of Nursing Alumni Association. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Twp. Seniors and attended St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Lois was a pianist, enjoyed traveling, word puzzles, games, and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. Her greatest love was her family -- sons Blane (Susan) of Zelienople, Kent (Kathy) of Penn Trafford, and daughter Joyce (Randy) McDonald of White Oak; her nine grandchildren - David of Lititz, Elizabeth (Brian) of Pleasant Hills, Wesley (Anne) of Athens, OH, Ryan (Missy) McDonald of Westmoreland City, Derek (Melanie) serving in Rota, Spain, Christopher (Jeannine) of Scott Twp., Michael (Liana) of Marietta, OH, Tyler (Chris March) of Oakland, and her beloved Kevin who passed in 2014 at the age of 25.
Ten great grandchildren are Ava, Seth Pochiba, Rosalee, Carmella, Mira Pochiba, Aidan, Emery, Carson, Ruby McDonald, and Julia Bonadio. She is also survived by her brother Wayne (Martha) Bird of Zelienople, in-laws William and Hank Bonadio, Roslyn Phillips, and Flo Bonadio along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends and neighbors. In addition to Kevin and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Donald and wife Mary Bird and in-laws Josephine and Earl Miller, Melvin Phillips, Nate, Emmett, Irene, Margie, and Linda Bonadio. Friends are welcome Friday, June 22, 2018 from 3-8:00 pm at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:30 am at St. Michael's Parish with The Rev. Thomas Wagner, officiating. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Charitable gifts can be made to the Central Food Pantry, Box 47, Buena Vista, PA 15018 or Make A Wish Foundation at 412-904-6200. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published June 21, 2018.
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