Nancy Theresa Bonanno, 80, of Gilbert, AZ, passed away December 19, 2022, at Banner Baywood in Mesa, AZ.
She was born on September 23rd, 1942 in Piqua, OH to Margaret Marie and Urban Monnin. Nancy was the youngest child and had a brother, Ronald Monnin and sister Beverly Eckmeyer.
Nancy met and married Justin “Joe” Bonanno. They moved to Phoenix, AZ and eventually settled in Tempe until 1993 when they moved to Gilbert, AZ.
After moving to Phoenix Nancy worked until retirement at Motorola (General Dynamics) where she was an executive administrative assistant. Nancy loved a good jazz song and loved to dance as well as play golf. She frequently socialized with her close circle of friends and tended to her small garden and fruit trees.
Nancy’s zest for life, strong independent streak and quiet strength were admired by those that knew her. Her strength was clearly visible to everyone with the struggles she persevered through the past several years. With her typical quiet dignity and resolve she met every challenge head on. As she was often heard saying ‘You can’t break steel, but you can bend it”. She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by all.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Justin Bonanno; her parents, Margaret and Urban Monnin; brother, Ronald Monnin; sister, Beverly Eckmeyer; son, Keith Bonanno.
Nancy is survived by her son Jerry (Mary). She has 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10am at St. Anne’s Catholic Parish, 440 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234.