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Armando "Lefty" Bonaguro - 94

Orland Park, Illinois

Armando “Lefty” Bonaguro. Age 94. Longtime Orland Park resident, formerly of Chicago’s Beverly Woods and Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of Fenger High School. United States Army Korean War Veteran. Member of the Local 150 Operating Engineers Union. Retired from City of Chicago Water Department. Longtime parishioners of St Francis of Assisi Church. Member of the Blue Army World Apostolate Our Lady of Fatima.  Husband for 70 years of Frances nee Adducci. Father of Dr Ronald (Dr Sheila) Bonaguro. Grandpa of Dr. Anne Marie, Patricia, James, Mary Therese and Michael Bonaguro. Son of the late Angelina nee Matteazzi and Domenico Bonaguro. Brother of Armida (late Andrew) Galvan. Brother in-law of Isabelle Nocera. Uncle and friend of many. Visitation Monday March 6, 2023 from 9:00 am until time of prayers 11:30 am at Thornridge Funeral Home (Janusz Family Funeral Service) 14318 S. LaGrange Road (Northbound traffic: U-turn permitted at 143rd St.) Orland Park to St Francis Assisi Church, Orland Park. Mass 12:00 Noon. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. In lieu flowers, memorials in Armando’s name to the Blue Army World Apostolate of Fatima, USA – Our Lady Blue Army, P.O. Box 976, Washington, NJ, 07822 or would be appreciated by the Bonaguro family. Info 708-460-2300 and


  • Colleen Galvan

    3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Zio/Lefty was one of a kind. I'll never forgot the way he would come up to me with the biggest smile, take my hand, and give the warmest hug every single time I saw him. He loved not only his immediate family, but every extended family member he had. He will be sorely missed but will be a great guardian angel to all who knew him. Thinking about Zia, Uncle Ron, Aunt Sheila, my cousins, and everyone else who is feeling this loss. 

  • Claire Oliverio

    3 weeks ago

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you in these difficult times. We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.

    With Sympathy, The Oliverio Family.

  • Mark Bonaguro

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Dear Frances, Ron, Sheila & family - Kathy and I send our deepest condolences.  We have many great memories of Armando.  I can still picture Armando playing bocce ball, always with a towel around his neck.  :)  All of love and prayers.

  • Rick Martinotti

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of another great Roseland/Fenger alum.  Loved growing up listening to all the stories of 'Lefty' and the 'gang'.  I know both my Dad and Mom were proud to be part of this gang.  Lots of memories.  Please accept my condolences and prayers.  


    My sympathies to the entire family, Rick Martinotti  

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