Phyllis M. Tripi (Bonavilla)

phyllis m. tripi (bonavilla)
Greece: Thursday, February 11, 2010 at age 95. Predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Tripi; daughter, Sylvia Bulterman; brothers, John & Joseph Bonavilla; sisters, Antoinette Palermo, Mary Barra, Elsie Chiaramonte. She is survived by her loving children, Florence Tripi, Salvatore (Carol) Tripi, John Tripi; son-in-law, David Bulterman Sr.; sister-in-law, Olga Bonavilla; grandchildren, David Bulterman Jr. (Cristy), Joseph A. (Renee) Tripi, Esq., TerriAnn Tripi (Larry Logan), Dara (Kevin) Oliver, Nicole (Christopher) Henry, Gina Marie (David) Coopersmith, Shannon (Stuart) Petch, Kristina Strauss; great-grandchildren, Charlotte Ann Bulterman, Lelynn Bulterman, Alex Strauss, Joseph & Nicholas Henry, Kavanagh & Delaney Oliver, Nicholas & Olivia Coopersmith, Jolynn & Hudson Tripi; great-great-grandson, Aiden Woodworth; many nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friends; her CSEA family. The family wishes to thank Sandy Drexel for the loving care given to Phyllis and the professional staff of the Cardio Care Unit at Unity Hospital. Friends may call Thursday 7-9 PM and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10:00 AM at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 15 Saint Martin’s Way. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Journey Home or Camp Good Days in her memory.

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  1. Dear Flo Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Many fond memories from her days at Fasco. Will remember her warmth and smile. With best regards, Lee and Pam

  2. Dear Flo – You will miss your dear mother, but the many, many warm memories and years spent with her are sure to ease your burden. I loved your mom – we all did. Peace & Love, Patty

  3. Dear Flo, please accept our sincere sympathies in loss of your mother. We will miss seeing her at CSEA events. Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do to make this time easier for you.
    Kim, Ernie, Anne, Annie, and Nancy

  4. Dear Flo,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman and I so enjoyed seeing her at CSEA events. One of my fondest memories were of her enjoying the entertainment at the Beaver Hollow Women’s Conference several years ago. She had such a great time singing along. She will be greatly missed by all. My love and prayers to you and your family.

  5. Dear Flo,
    Our sincerest condolences go out to you and your family. We always admired your never ending devotion to your Mom at Holy Name. We are currently in Seattle where we welcomed our grandson into the world yesterday. Maybe he and your Mom just traded places. The circle of life continues but leaves you with an emptiness for sure. You are in our prayers especially in the coming days.

    Dan and Ellen

  6. Dear Flo,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mother. We know that you were very close. Please know that we are thinking about you and your family at this sad time. Hold on to your memories. They are precious.
    Peace and blessings!
    Mary & Richard Taglieri

  7. Dear Florence, Sal & John,

    Please accept my deepest regrets regarding the passing of Aunt Phyllis (your Mom).
    I am so sorry I cannot be there during this sad time. Please accept my daily prayers & thoughts for all of you. I will keep in touch.

    Love to all,

    Madeline & Jim

  8. Flo & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a friendly happy person with a bright spirit. I enjoyed our time together.
    Unfortunately, I am in Florida and will not be able to attend the services but my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
    God bless you all, Nancy

  9. Flo, I just happend to see a Rochester newspaper and read about your mother’s passing. You were blessed to have had her in your life for such a long time but no matter how old we get, we are never old enough to lose our mothers. My condolences to you and your family.

  10. Flo: I was so sorry to read of the death of your Mom. I know you were very close. It is never easy to lose a vloved one but I do hope that memories of happy times you shared over a lifetime will help sustain you now.

  11. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother
    Phyllis, I remember her always, as a little girl. My best Memories of your Mother and Father is at there Pizza Store, and how they always took care of our Family. My Prayers are with your Family. Take care, Love,

    Linda and Ray Avello and Family,

  12. John – I am very sorry to get this news. You and your family share many happy memories, and your Mom is much-loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you experience this loss.
    Mary Kay

  13. John, It’s wonderful to read and know your mom had a good long life & great family. I know she will always be in your heart. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  14. John, we are sorry to hear about your loss. We know you were very close to your mom. We pray that these memories will bring you peace and comfort.

  15. John,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I’m sure that you and your family have many wonderful memories of her.
    She’s gone ….but her love will always be in your heart. My thoughts are with you.

  16. John,

    I am sure that you will always have your mother with you; your memories of her will bring a smile to your lips and a tear to your eye for years to come. Mothers have that effect on sons.

    My prayers are for you and your family.

  17. John,
    I’ve known you for many years and you were there for me for my Dad – just this past September. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, as well as your entire family. I didn’t know your Mom, but making it to Age 95 is a definite blessing and she had a wonderful family to take care of her and keep her safe. My sincerest sympathy. Sorry I couldn’t be there for you.

  18. May the blessings of the family gathering help to ausage the pain of losing your loved one. We’ll say prayers for your Mom and you John. Our best to you.

  19. May the Lord Bless and comfort Flo and her family as he welcomes Phyliss into His Mansion in Paradise.


    Scott Seltzer & Cheryl Garlock

  20. My Dearest Cousins, As always, my thoughts and love are with you. Your are in my heart and I am always with you. Love,

  21. My godmother phyllis will always have a special place in my heart. She was always very good to me. We had some good times playing cards together and with my mom, her sisters, and aunt Jo. I always looked forward to my birthday lunches when she would come to florida. She was always a great person to talk to,i did that alot because i had a heavy load on my shoulders. She would always listen, and had good advice for me. She will be missed very much. love always yuor godchild phyllis

  22. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Tripi family in this time of sadness. I hope wonderful memories will ease your pain in the days to come.

  23. Sal, Aunt Flo and Uncle John,
    Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Gram. We will miss her greatly yet I believe her spirit will live on forever!

    Love you all,

  24. So sorry to here about Mrs. Tripi. She was a sweet person and I remember the nice visits we had when she would visit the family at Denny’s Cottages many years ago.
    Our condolences to the family.
    Karen and Pete

  25. Terri, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. She was a very sweet lady, and at 95 an amazing one as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  26. Thanks for the memories at Silver Stadium for all those years and for allowing ‘our daughters’ to celebrate their birthdays together!

  27. The Tripi family were special neighbors during the years we lived across from each other on Mohawk Street. Our sympathies to you on the passing of Phyllis. I’m sure you have wonderfull memories of her to keep in your hearts.

  28. To the Tripi family, especially Flo,
    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She lived a long and full life and you and your siblings were fortunate to have her in your midst. Flo, you and I talked fondly about our parents in the ‘old days.’

    Pete Spina,
    President Emeritus of MCC

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