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Lawrence F Boni

Lawrence F. Boni. 95, World War II Navy Veteran of Palatine, Mount Prospect, and raised in Melrose Park. At rest October 10th 2022. Beloved husband of the late Alice (2006). Loving father of Daniel (Barbara), Loretta (Thomas) LaCosse, Phyllis (Lee) Emroll and the late Nicholas. Cherished grandfather of Elise (Ryan), Adrienne (Joey), Kevin (Beth), Caroline (Michael), Michelle, Allison and Eric.  Great grandfather of four. Dear brother of the late Daniel and Peter Boni. Loving cousin of the late Nicholas Bronge, Mary Fran Schenk and the late Elena Auriemma. Loving uncle to many. Retired contractor of Boni Construction.
 
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL



Guestbook

I send my sincere sympathy to the Larry's family who he loved and cherished. I joined the Deep Woods senior golf group some years back while Larry was still playing with us and truly enjoyed his sense of humor while riding in the golf cart or at pizza after golf. He would regularly share stories with us about his grandchildren with great pride and seem to enjoy golf as we did - not so much golf but being with quality guys, our age who enjoyed our senior time each summer week. A wonderful man who loved familly, country and friends. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Loving God!

Jack Schuh Oct 24 2022 4:40 PM

I met Larry years ago at Twin Lakes golf course, he was in a threesome and I was going to get a fast round as a single. He invited me to join the threesome and the friendship started. I was still in grief having lost a son to cancer at age 28. Larrry also had a son pass on from cancer-a connection was made. That day I asked him if he was interested in joining a golf group I had started. He did and the friendship was established.
I loved Larry`s stories of his joining the navy at 17 after his dad gave permission due to his age. He had dropped out of college, :"it was not for him" a war needed to be won. A patriot all his life, loved the USA. Had strong political convictions and was not meek about expressing them. A man of principal. Larry did not need a college degree to be successful, ran his own construction company securing more business than many of his competition. Do a good job be fair to the customer and you get known-no cheating on materials, workmanship ,or price.
I loved the soprano stories he told of gangsters whom rubbed shoulders with him were he was raised--his dad a cop in a neighborhood that housed a team of families connected to the :outfit-something I knew nothing about except in the movies.
Larry made sure his family would not have the same experiences and moved them to Mount Prospect. When we went out for breakfast/lunches he would always and I mean always talk about how proud he was of his family. You could feel the love he had for everyone. A family loaded with talented individuals and he just enjoyed telling their story.
Larry was someone you just liked, you might not agree with all that he said but it never changed the relationship one bit and I know the 20 guys he played golf with plus the Romeos from the Fitness Center would all agree.
, Though having difficulty walking these last years he would if I needed anything be the first to volunteer whatever it was.
A special person I will miss-his laugh contagious.
Larry is joined to wife Alice, Nick and the rest of the family in the trust of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is not the end but a beginning.

Len Jersey Oct 24 2022 2:24 PM

I met Larry at the Palatine fitness center,we hit it off pretty good. Larry brighten up the center when he arrived.We would talk about the times we served in the Navy. He was an inspiration to all. Not once did he ever have a bad thing to say about anything except maybe the weather. My wife Jill and I will miss him and his laughter.❤️🙏🏻

Brian & Jill Bushbeck Oct 24 2022 6:31 AM