Regina Florence Bonarti May 10, 1943 to September 13, 2021 | Obituary



Bonarti, Regina, September 13, 2021, 78 years old. Regina lived with her daughter, Debra Bonarti Adams, her son-in-law, Bobby Adams, and their children in Winchester, Virginia. She was also the mother of Michael Bonarti (Judith Germano) and the late Brian Bonarti (Dec 2019); adored grandmother of Thomas, Katelyn, Olivia, Christina and Matthew. Regina is survived by her twin sister, Muriel Hadnagy (Paul) and younger sister Vicky Sablick (Phil). Regina had many nieces, nephews, nursing school friends, and fellow Winchester Active Living Center mates.

Regina was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and moved to Valley Stream, NY when she was young. As a teenager, she held many jobs, saving her income for tuition at a nursing school. She graduated from nursing school in 1964 from St. Catherine’s Hospital and Nursing School in Brooklyn. Regina has been a registered nurse in New York for most of her career, as a nurse and supervisor at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, Birchwood Nursing Home (now Apex Rehabilitation and Healthcare) in Dix Hills, and other New York hospitals. In 1999, Regina moved to Virginia in the footsteps of her beloved twin sister, Muriel, and was a supervisor at the Fauquier Health and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Warrenton Overlook). She retired after more than 40 years of dedicated nursing service and often told people, “I have never worked a day in my life” because she found her job so rewarding. Regina always appreciated the time spent with her colleagues and the patients she served.

In retirement, Regina enjoyed reading popular novels, spending time with friends at the Winchester Active Living Center, and pursuing various arts and crafts projects. Regina was very proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed exchanging letters with them. Those who knew her will remember that Regina loved to share a funny story, sprinkled with her quick wit and always accompanied by her warm and infectious laughter.

Regina died of complications following scheduled surgery and will be sadly missed.

The family will receive visitors at Jones Funeral Home, 228 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, on Friday September 24 from 7 to 9 pm. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 25 at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 130 Keating Drive, Winchester, at 2 p.m. The family kindly ask all guests attending the tour or mass to wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial contributions to be made on Regina’s behalf at the Winchester Active Living Center. Please make checks payable to Winchester Senior Center Soc & Rec and mail them to Winchester Senior Center, 1001 E. Cork Street, Winchester VA 22601. Donate online to Winchester Free Medical Clinic, called Sinclair Health Clinic, would be equally appreciated.

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