American Patriotic 10
Official Obituary of

Frederick Bonyai

June 21, 1938 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Frederick Bonyai Obituary

Frederick “Fritz” Bonyai, 85, of Prospect passed away at his home on Saturday, March 30, 2024. He was the loving husband and best friend of Marilyn (Zwack) Bonyai for 60 amazing years of marriage. Born June 21, 1938 at Milford hospital, Fritz was the son of the late Frank S. and Maria (Pottgiesser) Bonyai.
After graduating Notre Dame High School, Fritz went on to proudly serve his country in the Navy 4 years active duty and 2 years in the Reserves. He worked for Pratt and Whitney for five years then starting his 30-year career at United Illuminating as a meter reader moving into a lineman. While working at the UI, Fritz made many friendships with the crew who through the years laughed, supported and celebrated each other’s life’s occasions. After retirement he truly enjoyed meeting them on Friday mornings for breakfast. Fritz also was a member of the German Club of Meriden and the Auto Memories Model A Club.
Fritz was very handy; he was always tinkering on something, a “Mr. Fix It” who enjoyed working on any project from building dog houses and pens, porches and decks to small repair jobs around the house. He could be found many days working in his garden with his favorite German Shepherd close by, or filling up the Hummingbird feeders. He never sat down unless he was eating a meal or watching the Red Sox play ball. He savored in many cultures of foods and loved to go out and eat. His wife Marilyn, meant the world to him. He truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends where he always had a story to tell.
Left to cherish Fritz’s love and memory beside his beloved wife Marilyn are his sister-in-law Virginia Proto and brother-in-law Michael Zwack (Ruth), many nieces and nephews and many close friends. He was predeceased by his brother Frank “Sonny” Bonyai and brother-in-law Dominic Proto and brother-in-law William Zwack (Nancy).
We would like to say a special thank you to Kelly for all of her wonderful care and friendship, we appreciate you.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Fritz on Tuesday April 9, 2024 at 10:30am at St. Anthony Church 4 Union City Rd, Prospect. Burial with Military Honors will immediately follow at Prospect Cemetery. An hour of Visitation will be held prior to mass on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 9am to 10am at Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Rd. Prospect. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home is honored to be assisting and caring for the Bonyai family through this difficult journey of grief. Please visit for information, directions and to share your condolences.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital at truly appreciated.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frederick Bonyai, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Frederick Bonyai?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Frederick's memory.


Funeral Mass
April 9, 2024

10:30 AM
Saint Anthony Church

Interment following funeral service
April 9, 2024

Prospect Cemetery (Union City Rd)


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


© 2024 Prospect Memorial Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility