Salvatore G. “Sully” Buonopane, Sr., age 93, of Rockland and formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Sully was born and raised in Boston and had lived in Rockland for thirteen years, previously in Quincy for over thirty years. He was employed as a truck driver with the Teamsters Union Local 25 for many years. As a young man, he had worked as a bricklayer and had a talent for laying tile.
Sully was a proud U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He participated in both the European Theatre and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and served aboard several ships, including the USS Campbell, the USS H. A. McClure and the USS Hoquiam. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon.
He enjoyed the ocean, fishing and cooking.
Devoted father of Linda Zarella of Braintree, Salvatore G. Buonopane, Jr. and his wife Zulma of Weymouth, Sandra DiBonaventura and her husband Chad of Norwell. Loving grandpa of Corine, Christopher, Ella, Joseph and Ryan. One of four siblings, Sully was brother of Dorothy Snow of California and pre-deceased by Marion and Joseph. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a time to be announced.
For those who wish, donations in Sully’s memory may be made to a Veterans charity of your choice.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.