Mr. William D. Bonafede, 57, of Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning at his home.
Born in Amsterdam, NY on May 25, 1961 a son of the late David James and Margaret E. Bradt Bonafede. William was a lifelong Amsterdam resident and was a 1979 graduate of Amsterdam High School. He went on to attend Daemen College and the University of Buffalo.
William lived for a time in Buffalo before returning to Amsterdam.
He was employed for over 12 years for Liberty ARC in Amsterdam. He most recently was the live in Assistant Manager at the Mathias Ave home.
William was very active in drama during high school. He enjoyed listening to music especially the Beatles. He was an avid NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan. In his spare time he also enjoyed collecting Comic books.
He married Melissa C. Boncore on September 27, 2003. In addition to his loving wife he is survived by his brother, Thomas A. (Nancy) Bonafede of Fonda, NY, father-in-law, Frank (Maureen) Boncore of Buffalo, NY and mother-in-law, Joyce (Eugene) Kuzara of Sun City, Florida. Sister-in-laws, Michelle (Steven) Busick, Renee (Gregg) Scalzini, Nicole (Bart) Besancon, Jeanna (Peter) Szablicki. Nephew, Michael Bonafede who looked up to Bill as a second Dad. He is also survived by cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his beloved cats.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 6:00PM at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam with Father Jeffrey M. L’Arche presiding. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County SPCA, PO Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.