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BUONOPANE, Anthony (Tony) L., age 91 of Randolph, died Sunday, April 21, 2019 after a period of failing health. He was born on August 11, 1927 in Roxbury, Mass. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Buonopane. Loving father of Anthony L. Buonopane, Jr., Joanne (Scally) Grossi and husband Bill, Donna Buonopane-Johnson and husband Bill, Christine Cowan and husband Patrick. Beloved brother of Terry Bachelder. Preceded in death by brothers Frank, Joseph, James and Robert and sisters Virginia McGrath, Mary Mace, Grace Browder . Dear grandfather of Leo Scally, Jr, Christopher and Laura Johnson. Faithful companions Oscar, Bruno and Benny. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews and a multitude of good friends.
Tony enlisted to proudly serve our nation in the United States Army at the young age of seventeen. He served in occupied Japan during the WWII era. He continued to serve his country by joining the Army National Guard for forty-one years. He continued his service as an active member of the 101st Infantry Veterans Association, the Boston Chapter of the Yankee Division Veteran’s Association and a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
Tony was a National Charter Member of the Amvets in Roxbury and served as vice president of their Roxbury Post, as well as, the Grand Marshal of the Roxbury Day Parade in the late 1940’s. Tony and his family moved to Randolph, Mass. in February of 1966.
Tony was involved in numerous capacities of community service throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Randolph Auxiliary Police Department for 40+ years, working his way from officer to the rank of Chief. He was a Grand Marshal for the “Night before the Fourth” Parade in Randolph. He volunteered at the Randolph Food Pantry, St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Town of Randolph Disabilities Commission.
Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St., Randolph, MA. Visiting hours Monday, April 29, 2019 from 4 to 8 PM. There will be a Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10 AM in St. Bernadette's Church, 1031 North Main Street, Randolph, MA. Burial will take place at the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name, to the Randolph Food Pantry, 1 Turner Lane, Randolph.

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