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Shirley A. Bonaparte

July 7, 1939 — November 22, 2023

Medford, NY

Shirley A. Bonaparte, a beloved and member of her community, has passed away at the age of 84. She was born on July 7th, 1939 in Port Jefferson Village, NY and took her last breath on November 22nd, 2023 in Medford, NY.

Shirley lived a fulfilling life, defined by her unwavering dedication and commitment as a custodian at Stony Brook University. Her career spanned many years, during which she touched the lives of countless students and faculty members. Shirley's diligence and attention to detail were exceptional traits that made her an invaluable asset to the university.

Despite not pursuing higher education, Shirley was an advocate for knowledge and always encouraged others to strive for success. She firmly believed that one's character and determination mattered more than any degree or accolade. Her practical wisdom and guidance were cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Outside of work, Shirley found joy in the simple pleasures of life. She possessed a keen eye for beauty and was often seen tending to her vibrant garden or appreciating the wonders of nature. Her love for flowers extended beyond her own garden; she frequently shared bouquets with friends and neighbors, brightening their days with her thoughtful gestures.

Family held paramount importance to Shirley throughout her life. She poured boundless love into raising her children: Allen Hart, Carol Broadnax, Robin Hart, Brenda Bonaparte, Joy Addams, and Kevin Bonaparte. As a mother, she instilled in them values of kindness, resilience, and compassion. Shirley served as a shining example of strength and grace even during the most challenging times.

In addition to her children, Shirley leaves behind an immense legacy through the memories she created with her surviving family and friends. Though grieving their loss deeply now, they will forever cherish the laughter shared during family gatherings and the warmth that radiated from Shirley's presence.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Shirley's life will be held on December 2nd, 2023 at the Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island located at 640 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY, United States. The gathering will commence at 2:00 PM and conclude at 5:00 PM. This will be an opportunity for loved ones to come together, share stories, and find solace in each other's support.

Shirley A. Bonaparte's departure has undoubtedly left a void in the lives of all who knew her. Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts as we remember her unwavering love and devotion. May she rest in eternal peace, knowing that she made a profound impact on the lives of those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley A. Bonaparte, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, December 2, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mangano Family Funeral Home Of Middle Island

640 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953

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