SAUGERTIES….Ernest P. “Ernie” Bonelli, Sr., 74, of Simmons St., died Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born October 31, 1946 in Glasco he was the son of the late John and Mildred Lane Bonelli. A lifetime area resident he was a veteran of the US Army. He was employed for over 30 years as a grocery manager in Shop Rite in Kingston.
An avid NY Yankee fan, he was a member of the Kingston Umpires Baseball Association and was assigned many Saugerties Dutchman games during his career. He managed the Marquette Cement team in the Saugerties Babe Ruth League for several years. He and his late wife bowled together in the Hoe Bowl on the Hill Friday nite party bowlers league.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Brenda, in 2016, survivors include a daughter, Christina (Robert) Steeger of GA., two sons: Anthony (Jennifer) Bonelli of Kerhonkson and Jason (Melissa) Bonelli of Glasco. Two brothers: Nicholas (Diane) Bonelli of Port Ewen and William (Ruth) Bonelli of FLA. A sister, Rebecca (Ken) Rosier of West Hurley and a sister in law: Arlene Bonelli of Glasco. Six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Ernie Jr., two brothers, John and Robert Bonelli and a sister, Christina Bonelli.
His Funeral Procession will form 9:15 AM Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Corner of John and Lafayette Sts. Thence to St. Mary of the Snow where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Friends will be received Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Face coverings and social distancing as mandated by NYS to be observed. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saugerties with military honors.
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