Edward J. Bona

Edward J. Bona, 64, of Hebron, CT peacefully left this earth on Monday, November 6, 2017 to be reunited with the love of his life, his pre-deceased wife Patricia C. Bona, after a long and heroic battle with heart disease. Born January 22, 1953 in Hartford, son of the late John P. Bona and Eleanor (Gazza) Bona. He was raised in Glastonbury, on the family farm, Hemlock Hill Farm. Ed was a very talented diesel technician and worked for Cummins Metro Power prior to his early retirement. He was an avid bowler, and a member of the Westbrook Elks Club. In his spare time he enjoyed restoring tractors and old cars, and going to car shows with his 1955 Thunderbird convertible, and his 1969 Mach 1Mustang. He loved taking his grandkids for tractor rides, spending time with his family, building puzzles, playing computer games and going to the gym in his spare time. Ed had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening, and produced a delicious crop of apples and pears every year. Ed loved traveling with his two girls, and grandchildren. Family was everything to him, including his black pug Boo, who he simply adored. Ed looked forward to annual trips to New Hampshire, and summer trips to the beach. Ed also enjoyed his trips to the casino, "a good way to spend a rainy day" is what he liked to say. Though he enjoyed these casual casino trips, he was sure to pass along his very frugal, Italian ways to his daughters. Ed is survived by his two daughters and their significant others, Kimberly A. Bona and Bud Meyers of Coventry, and Kristina C. Bona and Trevor Delaware of Andover. Ed and his daughters had a special, one of a kind bond that was a true treasure. He also leaves behind the two greatest joys of his life other than his girls, his precious grandkids, Eddie Jax and Olivia Love. He is survived by his two brothers and their wives, Louis Bona and Toni St. Hilaire-Bona of Manchester and John and Karen Bona of Glastonbury. Ed leaves behind many nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He was a special man who touched many hearts. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Nov. 11 at 12 noon in St. Paul Church, 2577 Main St., Glastonbury. Burial will follow in St. Augustine Cemetery, South Glastonbury. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury on Friday Nov. 10 from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT. 06492. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com.