Denis A. Bonenfant, 66 years old, died of cancer on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL. He was the son of the late Laureat and Simonne Bonenfant formerly of Taunton, MA. He was a Air Force veteran and retired detective with the Taunton Police Department. Denis was also an ordained minister in the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church. He maintained a private ministry at St. Michael’s Chapel (Gainesville) where he published theological works on the New Testament. He also served as a part-time security officer for the Family Center in Gainesville.
This quiet, good natured, unassuming man was known for his kindness, humor, and intelligence. He is survived by his wife Doris Bonenfant; two sons, Brian and Craig Bonenfant of Taunton, MA; an adopted daughter, Sara Davis of Old Rock, TX; a brother, Richard Bonenfant and sister Susan (Bonenfant) Hassie of Gainesville, FL and a host of grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 412 N.E. 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 1:00pm followed by a brief gathering at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hassie.
I’m so sorry to hear about Denis. As you may know, Isaish 33:24 says that one day soon no one will be able to say “I am sick.” All suffering, disease, pain, and death will be eliminated in God’s new world. Rev. 21:4. How we look forward to that time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May your memories bring you comfort.