Israel Bonilla, 76, of New Haven passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born in Puerto Rico to the late Bienvenido and Benigna (Torres) Bonilla.
Israel is survived by his children, Nancy Bonilla-Savarese, Eduardo Bonilla, Anabelle Bonilla, and Yesenia Bonilla, twelve grandchildren, Nancy Rivera, Pablo Rivera, Edgar Bonilla, Jessenia Rivera, Eduardo Bonilla Jr., Yesibelle Melendez, Yesenia Melendez, Madercadel Raymundo, Diana Raymundo, Edwin Raymundo, Carlos Corado and Valeria Rivera and great grandchildren. He also leaves behind several brothers and sisters, both in Puerto Rico and the United States.
Israel immigrated from Puerto Rico to the United States in 1983 where he worked as a Dairy Farmer. He was a happy person, always joking around. He adored his family more than anything else. His greatest pleasures in life were good food and taking care of his car. He will be sadly missed.
Calling hours will take place on Friday, April 15, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 6:00 p.m.
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