Mary V. (Bonadies) Roto

Mary Virginia Roto, 90, of Eastford, formerly of Manchester, the wife of Dr. Dominick F. Roto, Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at her home. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Domenic Mario Bonadies and Anna (Dubiskas) Bonadies and had lived in Manchester most of her life. She graduated as a RN from the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1950 and served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 517th USAF Infirmary at Ethan Allen Air Force Base in Vermont from 1951-1953. Prior to that she had worked at Boston Children's Hospital and the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. She was active in community and state politics, the St. James Church Mothers Circle and was an advocate for adults and children with disabilities. Her greatest achievement in life was being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mom was predeceased by her beloved son, Paul. She is survived by her husband; as well as her children Joanne Ramey and her husband Peter of Wethersfield, Anita Horrigan and her husband Kevin of Pawcatuck, CT, Madelyn Filomeno and her husband Thomas of West Hartford, Dr. Dominick F. Roto, Jr. and his wife Linda of Eastford, and Gregory Roto and his wife Cassie of Eastford. Mom was blessed with her grandchildren Christopher Scheinberg and Katie, Kathryn Meyer and Eddie, Kevin C. Horrigan and Meghan, Sean Horrigan and Dr. Lettie Horrigan, Mary Horrigan and Yarrow Thorne, Michael Horrigan, Mark Filomeno and Sandra, Joseph Filomeno and Felicia, Madelyn Filomeno, Dr. Dominick Roto III and Katie, Patricia Roto, Anna Cataldo and Henry, Emily Coleman and Dr. Jesse Coleman, Mary DeGostin and Matthew, and Gregory Roto. Mom was blessed with 15 great-grandchildren; and her brother Reverend Kenneth Bonadies. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Annette Shimansky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00am at St. James Church 896 Main St. Manchester followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester has care of the arrangements. Mom wished that in lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Squaw Rock CLA (a special residence of Patricia Roto) 490 Green Hollow Road, Danielson, CT 06239 Attn: ACTS Account. For online condolences please visit <a href="