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Obituary (CT): Alexander F. Bonacarti '49

Posted on 09/11/2018

Dr. Alexander F. Bonacarti of Pine Orchard, CT, and Englewood, NJ, died peacefully at home on September 6, with his family, his devoted caregivers, and his wife of 66 years, Patricia Elder Bonacarti, at his side. Dr. Bonacarti was born February 7, 1926 to Alexander F. Bonacarti, Sr., and Marjorie Scatuorchio Bonacarti. He attended La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale, NY, where he graduated first in his class in 1943. He went on to win a scholarship to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He then began his medical education at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated in 1951, the same year that he married Patricia Elder. Dr. Bonacarti did his internship at Paterson General Hospital in New Jersey, his residency in general surgery at Newington VA Hospital in Newington, CT, and his residency in urological surgery at Yale Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1953 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He and his young family were stationed in Alabama, Texas and Massachusetts. Dr. Bonacarti served as a flight surgeon from 1953-1955 and attained the rank of captain. He was proud to be asked by the jet pilots of the Military Air Transport Service to serve as their doctor. Dr. Bonacarti started his medical practice as the first board certified urologist at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. He was chief of urology from 1974 to 1984, and president of the Englewood Hospital medical staff from 1981 to 1983. He served the community of Englewood for 33 years until he retired in 1992 to Pine Orchard, CT, where he especially enjoyed playing golf at the Pine Orchard Country Club. Dr. Bonacarti leaves behind six children, Dr. Emily Nolfo of Guilford, CT, Alexander Bonacarti III of Palisades Park, NJ, Lisa Callaway of Murrieta, CA, Ellen Bonacarti of Clarksburg, NJ, Alexandra Bonacarti of Brooklyn, NY, and Christopher P. Bonacarti of Hutchinson, KS; four grandchildren, Lauren Carson, Adam Callaway, Charlotte Callaway, and Mariella Nolfo; and a great-grandson, Lane Carson. Dr. Bonacarti was predeceased by a son, Christopher James, and will be buried next to him at Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee, NJ. Visiting hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Cecelia's Church in Englewood, NJ, followed by the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Upcoming Events Visitation Sep 12 10:00 AM 12:00 PM St Cecilia Church 55 West Demarest Avenue Englewood, NJ, US, 07631.

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