Ennio Gonnella, passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2017 at the age of 85.
Ennio was born of Alfonso Gonnella and Pasqualina Combiono in Calabritto (AV), Italy in 1932. More than 30 years later, he would make Yonkers, NY home for his wife Maria and their three children. He was a Mason of Local 79 for over 50 years and was known by many as a hardworking, humorous, kind and loving man. Ennio took pride in the beautiful home he built, his amazing garden, but above all, his family who loved him dearly. He was the life-force and the glue between all the friends and family that surrounded him.
Ennio is survived by his beloved wife Maria, to whom he was married to for 57 years. He is also survived by his children Alfonso, Rosa, Lina and his son-in-law Ralph. Ennio or Nonno, as he was called, is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew Gonnella, Kristen & Lauren Whitehead and AJ Ryan.
Funeral Mass Friday, June 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Saint John the Baptist Church, 670 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10704. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, New York. The family will be present on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10704.
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle and Andrew Ruggiero. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family