School 07

John "Jay" L. Bonetta

May 26, 1959 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 62)


John (Jay) Bonetta, our most beloved son, husband, brother, uncle, godfather and friend entered into eternal rest August 20, 2021 at the age of sixty two following a long illness.

Jay's never-ending love, loyalty and voice of reason will be deeply missed. 
Jay led a purposeful and humble life always ready to lend an ear or extend a hand.

Jay was a true Bristolite. Jay enjoyed a long career as an educator in the Bristol school system. He served as co-editor of The Citizen, a local newspaper and for many years was active in city-wide volunteerism.

Jay leaves his wife Ann (McLaughlin) Bonetta who he profoundly loved along with a troop of cherished family and friends.

Jay was predeceased by his parents Betty and Ambrose Bonetta whom he adored and visited every day of his life prior to their passing.

We bid farewell to a great man whose mantra was "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain".

Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol has the honor of serving Jay’s family. All funeral services will be private per the request of the family.

Charitable donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol CT or to the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol CT. To leave an online condolence please visit Jay’s memorial website at

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