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Obituary for Grace C. Bonistall

Grace C. Bonistall, 92, of West Harrison, NY, passed away July 15, 2019. Grace was born July 31, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA to Albinus and Aurelia (nee Lascheid) Freund. For twenty years she worked as an engineering office manager for the Nestle Company in Purchase, NY, and a company store manager. Grace was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church in West Harrison, where she was a member of the Ave Maria Guild, the St. Anthony’s Choir, and the parish council.

On July 1, 1950 Grace married her husband, the late Clifford A. Bonistall at St. Basil Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

Grace is survived by seven children; Carol (Paul) Harrington, Clifford (Elyse) Bonistall, David (Gail) Bonistall, Mark (Kathleen) Bonistall, Alan (Joann) Bonistall, Melissa (Paul) Morini and Susan (Tom) Vatalaro. Grace is also survived by her twenty-one grandchildren; Megan (Michael) Schuler, Kathryn (Michael) Casciano, Molly (Corey) Evans, Kristen (Ian) Link, Tara (Zach) Noland, Emily (Ryan) Postel, Beth (Nicholas) Romer, Amy (Sal) Longo, Steven Bonistall, Alan (Jackie) Bonistall Jr., Brandon Bonistall, Sara Morini, Olivia Morini, Julia Morini, Laura Morini, Liz Cowan, Abigail Cowan, Rachael (Willy) Haas, Thom (Mareena) Vatalaro, Jourdan (Jessie) Hinman, and Morgan Vatalaro, as well as her nineteen great-grandchildren; Tim, Tessa, Mia, Cara, Owen, Chloe, Reese, Luke, Ellie, Norah, Sawyer, Lincoln, Isabelle, Emmie, Ava, A.J. Jr., Sam, Harrison and Cecilia.
Besides her husband, Clifford, Grace is predeceased by her three siblings; Vincent Freund, Albin Freund and Mary Alice Furman, her son, John Bonistall, and her granddaughter, Lindsey Bonistall.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Grace’s name to either PEACE OUTside Campus – The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation, or St. Anthony of Padua Church.