On Thursday, May 4, 2023, the world lost a shining light when Carole A. Bonura, 76, of Pittsburgh passed away after a long illness.
Born May 28, 1946, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Marion (Kish) Nolfe.
She grew up in the North Side and graduated from Allegheny High School. Carole was an operator for Bell Telephone (later Verizon) for more than 35 years. She enjoyed the long-lasting friendships she made there and sharing fond memories of connecting calls through the old switchboard.
Following retirement from Verizon, she provided callers to Giant Eagle Market District in the South Hills with unparalleled service for 15 years. Carole spent her younger years traveling abroad to areas like Spain and Rome.
She later lived her life to provide for her daughters, Danielle (Dean) and Denise, always putting them and others before herself.
She also enjoyed going to lunch with her longtime friends, spending time with family, especially her sister, Diane, and visiting her late partner in crime, Georgia (John), in Florida.
Always the sharp dresser, she never left the house without her coordinated outfits and jewelry.
Her infectious laugh, delicious cooking and giving nature will be remembered for many years to come.
In addition to her daughters, she is survived by one grandson, Evan; one sister, Diane; two nieces, Renee (Mark) and Rachelle (Kevin); one great-nephew, Brian; and a number of close friends.
In addition to her parents and Georgia, she was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Frank.
A special thank you to the teams of providers for caring for our mother in her final days.
It was her wish to be cremated with no viewing or service. Arrangements are being handled by John J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Pittsburgh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania, 505 Jackson Drive, Apollo, Pa. 15613, or to the animal rescue of one’s choice.
Rest easy, Mom. You earned it. We love you always.
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