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Joseph M. Bonfield

September 17, 1951 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 70)


Joseph Bonfield was born in Oak Park to parents Peggy and Edward Bonfield on September 17th, 1951. He attended Ascension and St. Giles and graduated from Fenwick High School, where he ran cross country. He was a Teamster and truck driver who ran routes in the city and suburbs for 20 years. A drummer and avid record collector, Joey was passionate about music; he was also a voracious reader with a tremendous command of the English language. He is survived by siblings Eddie (with whom he shared a home), Sally, Peggy, Michael, Katie, and Tom; and nieces and nephews Adam, Erin, Molly, Heidi, Claire, Jim, Sean, Colin, Robert, and Michael; and many friends, including Maureen, Timothy, Eileen, Jenny D., Jenny M., Carlisa, Kirk, Debra Lee, the Koch family, the Prine family, and the Asproyerakas family  The world was blessed with a kind, funny, authentic and cool human being. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local library or NAMI.

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