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Official Obituary of: Richard A. “Dick” Bonenfant 08/25/2020

Richard A. “Dick” Bonenfant 08/25/2020

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Richard A. “Dick” Bonenfant, 86, of Roosevelt Avenue passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his devoted family.  He was the beloved husband of Mary (Moore) Bonenfant for over 63 years.

Born January 9, 1934 in Manchester, NH, he was a son of the late Donat and Oneida (Daneault) Bonenfant.

Dick grew up in Allenstown, NH and has been a resident of North Attleboro since 1964.

He worked as a foreman at New England Concrete in Plainville for 20 years and previously worked for 11 years at Monarch Industries in the Providence shipyard as a cabinet maker.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War from 1953 – 1957.

Dick was a skilled carpenter and an avid woodworker.    He was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church in North Attleboro and was devoted sports fan of the Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, which his family had season tickets of for many years and the Red Sox.

He was a longtime member of the North Attleboro Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children:

Susan McInerney and husband Mark of North Attleboro
Carol Nolan and husband David of Attleboro
Brian Bonenfant and wife Corina of Attleboro
Claire Lucchetti of North Attleboro
and Ronald Bonenfant and wife Tracy of Attleboro;

Four siblings:
Cecile Croteau of Belchertown
Jeanne Decotaeu of Allenstown, NH
Theresa Jacob of Wichita, KS
and Celine Jacob of Hooksett, NH

Also 9 grandchildren: Steven, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Kathleen, Isabella, Grant, Hope and Brandon.

Also a great-grandchild, Birdie.

He was father-in-law of the late Scott Lucchetti.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home,15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

A private Mass will be held with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to La Salette Shrine, 947 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

To sign an online guestbook for Dick, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • Dick was a great and proud man. He also was very humble and great to listen to over a beer. The stories of his time in the service and his love of building things reminded me of my own father. Dick was very proud of all of his children and grandchildren and you could see that when they walked into the room. It was a pleasure knowing he and all of his family for a short period time but the memories will last a lifetime and will remain in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of his remaining family members may you  always remember Dick for the man he was and know that he is now looking down over all of you. May you Rest In Peace Dick. 

  • Richard was a fine gentleman who I got to know at Sturdy Hospital Rehab.  He spoke often of his family, his beloved wife Mary, his various home projects, and his love of jigsaw puzzles. We always enjoyed little jokes and found laughter and humor in everyday little moments. Richard was such a pleasure and I know that his memory will remain in all of our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace, my friend.

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  1. Richard was a fine gentleman who I got to know at Sturdy Hospital Rehab.  He spoke often of his family, his beloved wife Mary, his various home projects, and his love of jigsaw puzzles. We always enjoyed little jokes and found laughter and humor in everyday little moments. Richard was such a pleasure and I know that his memory will remain in all of our hearts and prayers. Rest in peace, my friend.

  2. Dick was a great and proud man. He also was very humble and great to listen to over a beer. The stories of his time in the service and his love of building things reminded me of my own father. Dick was very proud of all of his children and grandchildren and you could see that when they walked into the room. It was a pleasure knowing he and all of his family for a short period time but the memories will last a lifetime and will remain in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of his remaining family members may you  always remember Dick for the man he was and know that he is now looking down over all of you. May you Rest In Peace Dick. 

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