James G. "Jimmy" Buonanno Sr.

Roebling: James G. "Jimmy" Buonanno Sr., age 44 of Roebling passed away December 3, 2019. Mr. Buonanno was born in Willingboro and resided in Florence Township lifelong. He was a union operator, employed by Total Center Maintenance in Burlington for the past seven years. Jimmy attended Holy Assumption School in Roebling and the Marcella L. Duffy School in Florence. He was a 1993 graduate of Florence Township Memorial High School and furthered his education by attending the Burlington County Institute of Technology and Burlington County Community College. He will be affectionately thought of as a kind, gentle and giving individual. JB had a special talent when it came to selecting just the "right" gifts for his family and friends. He was a devoted supporter of his children’s passions, enjoyed fishing, going to the park and was a role model, coach and mentor to many. Weightlifting is a physical activity that requires strength developed over time by acquiring much mental endurance and discipline. Jimmy was passionate about this endurance.  In addition to his weightlifting, he was also passionate about the custom art created by Body Art Artist, Adam Pietras who designed his expressions of his family for him. His greatest passion in life was his family. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825. Predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Agatha & Pasquale Buonanno, maternal grandparents, Ethel & Joseph Flatch, uncle, Michael Kremper and aunt, Christine Buonanno Yonkers, he is survived by his children, James G. Buonanno Jr. (Sunny Worden), Dominic James "DJ" Buonanno and his daughter, Gianna James Buonanno, his parents, Mary Ann & Gerard Buonanno, sister, Jeanette "Jeannie" Buonanno, several aunts and uncles including, Rachel Kremper & her family, Lorraine & George Gilch & their family, Jane & Tom Brennan & their family, his godfather & his spouse, Larry & Pat Hines, many cousins and a close friend, Erin Glassmire. The funeral will be Monday 9:30 AM at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday 11:00 AM at Holy Assumption Church, 1290 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Friends may call Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Final disposition will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate/thanks-and-giving.html?sc_icid=home-btn-donate-now Condolences may be sent to www.koschekandporterfuneralhome.com

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