Alice Pauline Bonfiglio
Alice Pauline Bonfiglio 87, passed into the presence of the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Sylvania, surrounded by her loving husband and family.
Alice was born Aug. 19, 1931, in Tiffin, to Robert and Marion (McIntyre) Dow. She married Franklin Paul Bonfiglio May 9, 1953, in Tiffin.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Franklin Paul Bonfiglio; three sons, Mike (Dawn) Bonfiglio of Sylvania, Paul (Robin) Bonfiglio of Sylvania and Mark Bonfiglio of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; four daughters, Debra Stevens of Keene, New Hampshire, Linda (Robert) Gress of Evergreen, Colorado, Amy (David) Garner of Stow and Karen (Alden) Craddock of Wildwood, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one due in February; a sister-in-law, Jeanine Dow of Shelby; a brother, David (Jane) Dow of Tiffin; and two sisters, Jane (James) Ewald of Tiffin and Laura (Kenneth) Klepacz of Peoria, Arizona.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gerald Dow and Robert H. Dow Jr.; two sisters, Mary Agnes Kreim and Eileen Marie Munson; a daughter-in-law, Karen Marie Bonfiglio; and a grandchild, Jacqueline Robin Bonfiglio.
Alice attended New Washington High School. After graduating high school, she attended Mercy Hospital Nursing School in Toledo. She graduated with a registered nursing degree and worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital before marrying Franklin. She and Frank lived in numerous Ohio locations including Maumee, Warren, Sandusky, Tiffin and Toledo. She devoted many years of her life to raising seven children. Once her children were grown, she returned to her nursing career at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Warren. Alice retired from nursing when she and Frank moved to Tiffin.
She was a loved and revered wife as well as a cherished mother who worked tirelessly to care for her husband and family. Alice was active in the Catholic church, singing in the choir, participating in Bible studies, and serving in a ministry which provided beautiful, handmade “Prayer Blankets” to those in need. She was an accomplished seamstress, making many dresses, nightgowns and robes for her children and even a boy’s suit for her youngest son. She loved spending time in God’s nature in many ways, including gardening and bird watching. She and Frank traveled the U.S. and Canada extensively during their retirement. Her particular love was of Alaska and the Canadian Rockies.
Friends may attend visitation 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant St., Maumee. Additional visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2255 Central Grove, Toledo, OH.
A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the church. Burial will follow in Joseph’s Cemetery, Maumee.
The family suggests memorials to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.