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Michael Bonanno
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 4, 1961
  • Place of birth:
    Bronx, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 31, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Independence, Ohio, United States
Michaels charm, humor, quick wit, passion for life & adventure is his legacy. Let us never forget this tall handsome gentle giant. When you think of Michael smile, for he enriched all our lives with laughter.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Michael Bonanno, 50, born on November 4, 1961 and passed away on July 31, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Paul Thompson on 6th November 2016

"Mike,
I celebrated your birthday quietly to myself. Something completely unexpected took place that day that I'm sure you had a hand in!  It was a great day and thank you for watching out for me.  
I think of you everyday!"

This tribute was added by lorraine guerriero on 4th November 2016

"Dear Michael,

Happy Birthday in Heaven.  May you be celebrating with the heavenly angels. You are always in the heart of those who knew and love you. Rest in Peace. Love, Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Joseph Bonanno on 2nd August 2016

"My Dear Brother Michael, here we are again, 4 years. I don't know if you can comprehend the hold you left in us and the universe....but ou did. As grief gives way to time, it has become a simple missing you and missing sharing our lives with you. We pray for your peace and please pray for ours until we meet again. your loving brother, Joey"

This tribute was added by Mary Ram on 1st August 2016

"Dear Mike & Family ~  It's hard to believe that it's been 4 years ... You are still in my thoughts and prayers.  I think of you fondly every time I'm in Manhattan and see an FDNY truck or FDNY Fire Fighter.  You were here and you left your mark all over this town.  You are loved and you are missed."

This tribute was added by lorraine guerriero on 31st July 2016

"Dear Michael,

You are truly missed by all who knew and loved you. May you be resting peacefully in the arms of the Angels.

Love, Lorraine"

This tribute was added by lorraine guerriero on 4th November 2015

"Dearest Michael, Happy Birthday in Heaven.  You are truly missed by all those who love you.  I feel I've gotten to know you through your brother Joey.  You were a special man with a heart of gold.  Rest in Peace.  Love, Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Joseph Bonanno on 31st July 2015

"My Dear Brother and brother Firefighter, Here we are, once again to meet on this terrible date. 3 years and not a day goes by that you are not thought of and that will be with me and all of us, always. Your loss and how we lost you, has left all who knew you with, at times, an unbearable pain. We all hope you have found peace and look down upon us with God and send some peace our way to cope with your loss."

This tribute was added by lorraine guerriero on 31st July 2015

"Dear Michael,

The last time I saw you we were children in the Bronx, but I'm blessed I got to know the wonderful, kind and loving man you had become through your brother Joey.  May you Rest In Peace in the arms of the Angels.

Love,

Lorraine Guerriero"

This tribute was added by Joseph Bonanno on 4th November 2014

"My dear brother Michael, the days pass slowly due to the grief yet again swiftly as time will,since you left us. These "anniversaries" highlight and remind all who loved and knew you, of your terrible passing. I pray there are "birthdays" in heaven and from all of us here among the living, Happy Birthday. Until we meet again, your loving brother, Joey"

This tribute was added by lorraine guerriero on 4th November 2014

"Dear Michael,

May you be resting peacefully in the arms of the Angels while they sing you the most beautiful chorus of Happy Birthday.  Rest In Peace, Michael. Love Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Paul Thompson on 4th November 2014

"Mike,

Today is your 53rd birthday. I will keep you closer today and reflect on all of our adventures we had together, your life and family The impact you have had on my life is not measureable in any way I know. Your friendship meant the world to me.

Love,

Paul"

This tribute was added by Joseph Bonanno on 31st July 2014

"My dear Brother and brother Firefighter, this day, each year, for the rest of our lives will mark a point in which my life and the lives of everyone who knew you was to be terribly changed. We all will continue the search for some meaning to your leaving us and although painful, attempt to honor your memory in all we do. Myself and the world continue to miss you every day of our lives. with deep love and respect, your brother, Joey"

This tribute was added by lorraine guerriero on 31st July 2014

"Dear Michael, you are now a part of everyone who's life you touched with your love, humor and kindness.  You were young, but God measures life not in years but by how much love you gave and your beautiful spirit lives on in the memories and hearts of all that knew you. Although I remember you only as a child in the Bronx, I know of the wonderful man you had become through your brother Joey.  I know you are in Gods loving care.  RIP Michael"

This tribute was added by Paul Thompson on 31st July 2014

"Michael,
Today brings extra sadness to me and all those who knew you. Your friendship is missed terribly. You and your family are held
In our loving thoughts today as we try to cope with your loss and celebrate your life at the same time."

This tribute was added by Mary Ram on 23rd July 2014

"Mike ~ It has been a very long time since we last spoke .... I had no idea that the world had lost you, my old friend.  You will be missed and remembered fondly by many ~ including me.  Your gentle, kind soul touched so many people.  God bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Paul Thompson on 1st August 2013

"It has been an entire year since you have left this earth. I spent The day with your devoted wife Barbara, your precious Isabelle and your loving sister Donna. We honored your request by spreading your ashes at Morro Bay Rock and know we spoke of you in the highest regards!
You are missed each & everyday.  Love Paul & family."

This tribute was added by Dennis Cavanagh on 31st July 2013

"My best friend, Every day that passes I revert back to our days growing up, not only in our younger years but mostly all the good times we had as we grew older. When we would talk on the phone for hours remembering those times was just as good as living them. I miss you Mike. Go Browns."

This tribute was added by Joseph Bonanno on 13th March 2013

"My dear brother, Michael, you were, are and always will be deeply loved and respected by me and all who knew you. No words can properly speak to your loss. I have to believe that your presence on earth and our work at Ground Zero has earned you a permanent place in Gods' loving hands, our departed family, friends and firefighters. I pray that we will be together again one day  Love, Joey"


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