Douglas Adams Bonyai

douglas bonyai
Douglas Adams Bonyai, age 56, of Hamden, passed away on May 19, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer in the care of and surrounded by his family at his sister's home in Branford. Born in New Haven on September 9, 1958 he was a son of Jane Adams Bonyai of Wallingford and the late Donald Michael Bonyai. Douglas is survived by his longtime companion Lynn Schultz; his sisters, Susan Sobolewski of Branford and Marianne Stevenson & her husband William of Simsbury; his brother Daniel Bonyai & his wife Carol of Branford and several nieces, nephews & cousins. Douglas was predeceased by his brother David D. Bonyai. He was a truck driver for a restaurant supply company and also did electrical work with his brother Dan on the side, something he was quite proud of. He attended Grace Episcopal Church in Hamden and was active in the church as an acolyte & religious educator. Douglas was a former DeMolay member with the Masons, a lifetime member of the Hamden Elks Club # 2224. His family would like to thank the Vitas Hospice Homecare staff for the wonderful care they gave to Doug. Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden and may continue to visit with his family at the funeral home until 2:00 PM. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park will take place at a later date. Contributions in his memory may be made to Vitas Healthcare, 199 Park Rd., Ext., Suite 102, Middlebury, CT 06762 or to the Hamden Elks Club #2224, 175 School St., Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Dougie Barnyard,,,,,,,An old friend and co-worker…….there are so many stories that are remembered, if the walls could talk at the old Middle School………and all the people we both knew from Paradise/Hill st area….you were like a brother to me when i was younger……generous to a fault, always happy to see me, a true madman,,,,,,,,,,,always to give your shirt off your back……i started to tear up seeing this but then a smile came over me, as that was the effect you always had on me. and always will when i think of you old friend. Until our paths cross again, this ones for you Ducky…….Hulka Mania is Runnin’ Wild

  2. My lifetime friend, you will be missed. I have been reflecting on all the different phases of life we have been through together. Not to mention many of your hair brained schemes and adventures. You certainly were one of a kind. And kind you were, to your family, friends and your beloved animals. The fishing gang from leeway so looked forward to the fishing trips you graciously volunteered for. We always celebrated our close birthdays together. This September will be painful! I guess I will have to dig out some old .Dead. tunes and play them in your honor. Until we meet again my friend, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Forever in my heart, Carolyn.

  3. Doug .0. my little brother. Sadness is an understatement. My life will be empty now that your with David, Dad and David. I only wish we could of had more time together to just talk and fish and be closer with each other’s life’s. Your were better to me than I was to you. You always had a smile and gave a smile. If everyone in the world was like you, there would be no worries just happiness & smiles. I’m proud to be your brother, very proud! I love you and will never stop. You left us way to soon. I miss you, and will always have this empty feeling inside. You we’re a beautiful person. This is a terrible loss.

  4. Sorry to hear of Dougie’s passing. He will always be in my heart. Hopefully he is reunited with my mom. The two of them had a special bond.

  5. Dan my heart is so broken. I saw the online posting while searching for a Hamden teacher who passed. I have lost touch with most everybody. I loved Duggy and hold many special memories in my heart. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  6. Duggy I will never forget you since you were a huge part of my early life. We had so much fun together. I was so glad to see you the last time but not happy about the circumstances. Now that you are on the .other side . please take care of Davey beez. I dream of him as a younger child when our family times were best. I really should have suspected this when I couldn’t get his favorite song out of my head. I love you and Godspeed

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