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Ethel Mae Bienvenu Bonfanti Obituary


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“Dear Carol and Family, My condolences at the passing of Mrs. Bonfanti. May happy memories of her sustain you through this sad time. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Rachel Baribault Kent

“Laureen and Kenny, We were saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laureen and her family. Please let us know of any...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Sadie and Nick Lamonte - Kenner, LA

“Ethel & I were good friends of Mrs. Livaudais. In fact she rented Mrs. Livaudais' daughters house on Homestead after I left. A beautiful lady,...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Betty McGuinness - Abita Springs

“When I was a child I always wanted to be at Aunt Ethel's house.She was the sweetest kindest person I ever knew and she would let me rock Carol Ann as...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Judy Booker - New Orleans, LA

“Dear Carol and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, Ethel. In your time of sorrow, may you be blessed with friends who...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Pam Olivier - Metairie, LA

“Carol, So sorry about the loss of your mom. She has a breautiful angelic face which will make heaven so much more beautiful. My thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Miceli Nuebel - Covington, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers. May you find comfort in happy memories of your mom! ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Fitzgerald Lee - Metairie, LA

“Carol, Our hearts go out to you and your family. We will keep you and your Mom in our prayers. We'd love to see you soon. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Carla Gutierrez Widmer - LA

“May God bless your Mom and whole family. May happier memories keep you strong and help heal your pain. With heartfelt sympathy, Rinie ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Rinie Mayronne Dinges - LA

“Tony, We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tiffany Yarnell - Forsyth, MO

“Tony, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Debbi Stiffler - Forsyth, MO

“Tony and family, Know that all of us here at the Prosecuting Attorney's Office are lifting you and your family in prayer. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Alissha - Forsyth, MO

“Carol, so sad to hear of the loss of your mother. Sending hugs and prayers and hope that the best memories fill your heart. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Darlene Becnel Schnatz - FL

“Sending my prayers for you and your family at this time of loss. Many of us know what you are going through, and may God bless each of you in your...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie Matherne LeBLanc - LA

“Mike, Very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Lou Conrad - Dallas, TX

“Carol, You and your family are in my prayers at this time. God is holding you in the palm of His hand. There is no more comforting place to be. Take...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Karen DeLuca Hollingsworth - LA

“Carol and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You all have been very fortunate to have had your mother in your life for the time that you did...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Beth Brinkman - Metairie, LA

“I was blessed to know Ethel and share a visit in her home on the occasion of her granddaughter, Danielle's, Bridal Shower. During our late night...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Dudley - Saint Joseph, MO

“The entire staff of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Gentry


Ethel Mae Bienvenu Bonfanti departed this life and entered peacefully into Heaven on February 25, 2013. She grew up in New Orleans and attended McDonough 35. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish where she was a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the altar society, and an active member of the youthful elders. In 1997, she was awarded the Catholic Charities Senior Citizen medal. She was a long time employee of D. H. Holmes. Ethel is survived by her children: Sylvia Brown (Steve), Mario Michael Bonfanti, Jr. (Linda), Carol Flad, Laureen Lamonte (Kenny), Mary Dominach (Don), Laura Froeba (Ray), Joseph Bonfanti (Krissi), and honorary daughter Becky Radosta (Frank); her grandchildren: Danielle Ash (Michael), Tony Brown (Jennie), Larry Flad (Sandra), Toni Flad (Tony), Michelle Baze (Brian), Kenneth Michael Lamonte, Jennifer Dominach (Doug), Mario Dominach, Jason Froeba (Emily), Brian Froeba (Allison), Joseph Bonfanti, Jr. (Sadie), John Andrew Bonfanti, and Jacob Bonfanti; her great-grandchildren: Isaac Ash, Larry Flad, Laura Johnson, Nathan Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Lauren Baze, Annemarie Froeba, Isabel Froeba, and Madeline Froeba, and her sister, Doris Sninchak (Joe). She was preceded in death by her husband,
Mario Michael Bonfanti, Sr., her parents, Virginia Bischoff and Joseph Bienvenu, her sisters, Virgie Wallace and Elma Rita Thonn.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, La. 0n Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment at Lake Lawn Park. Please visit and sign the family guestbook at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.