Vincent T. Bonafede Jr.

November 18, 1973 - July 18, 2020
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Vincent T. Bonafede, Jr., age 46 of Pikeville, NC, passed this life at
3:26 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima,
Ohio. He was born on November 18, 1973 in Buffalo, NY to Doris
Waldraff-Frost and the late Vincent Bonafede Sr. On October 12, 2002
he married the love of his life Rachel A. Graham, who survives in NC.

Vince retired from U.S. Air Force as a training manager and
prior to that spent 10 years as an electrician with the Air Force. After
his retirement he began working at SPX Corporation as a control designer.
He was a devoted husband and a loving father. Vince enjoyed traveling, the outdoors,
running 5Ks on Saturdays, and coaching soccer. He will be remembered
as a dedicated father always helping his children, especially with their sports.

Also surviving is his son – Vincent T. Bonafede, III; and his two beautiful daughters –
Victoria M. Bonafede; and Brooklyn E. Bonafede all of NC; his 3 younger siblings –
twin brothers John (Dena) Bonafede and David (Pam) Bonafede; Edward Bonafede all of

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Born: November 18, 1973
Died: July 18, 2020

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Andrea Romero posted on 8/24/20

You are dearly missed. Such a kind person. I know you are watching over Rachel and your beautiful kids. Fly high friend and rest easy.


Bre posted on 7/29/20

In memory of Vincent T. Bonafede Jr., Bre lit a candle


Barb and John Yochum posted on 7/24/20

Rachel, Victoria,Vincent and Brooklyn. Our hearts are broken πŸ’”.we send our love and hope God gives you strength to heal and keep his loving memory alive. He is now with my mom in heaven.sending our love. Aunt Barb and Uncle John.


Sherry Graham posted on 7/24/20

Your light will always shine with us. You will be missed. You are loved and you made a wonderful mark on our world.


Rich, Jan, and Zion Rudolph posted on 7/24/20

Praying for God's Comfort and Peace during this most difficult time. Love to Rachel, Vincent, Victoria, and Brooklyn. Love runs deep in this family and God's Love lasts Eternal. May you each feel God's Presence in your lives as you each go forth remembering your dear Vince and the exemplary example of a life well lived.


Shannon Cottle-Hadding posted on 7/24/20

In memory of Vincent T. Bonafede Jr., Shannon Cottle-Hadding lit a candle


Carla Meredith posted on 7/24/20

I am so sorry for your loss. No words can ever heal your pain. Thinking of you guys in this horrible time. Sending prayers..With Love


Qiana Hartman posted on 7/24/20

To each and every one of you I am so sorry for your loss. Rachel I know how deeply you loved it. It was written all over your face. He loved you and the kids so much πŸ’—. I'm so sorry this happened. I hope you find strength in the Lord through all this.


LAkisha evans posted on 7/23/20

Vince was family. I’m saddened by his lost. He taught my boys to be strong in football in the beginning. He was outgoing and energetic. my children loved to be at the bonafede house in Guam. He was my friend when I lost so many....Definitely gone too soon. My condolences to Rachel and the kids.God has definitely gained an angel πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ


Chiara Tillman posted on 7/23/20

What a terrible loss you have endured. My prayers are wirh you and your family Rachel.


Diane & David Willus posted on 7/23/20

Deepest heartfelt sympathy for you and the children. Vincent was a very special man. Keepingbuou all in prayer and heart. We love you.. Diane and David Willis


Joey Hedges posted on 7/23/20

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


Suzanne morabito posted on 7/23/20

Vinny and the boys were one of our closest cousins growing up . I have many fond memories . Vinny will be missed ,even tho we may have not lived close we were always close in our heart .hung to you his brave strong wife forfighting so hard for him .hugs to the kids who will live on threw their dad .