Joseph D. Bontatibus

  • Born: May 9, 1943
  • Died: October 2, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph D. Bontatibus, 76, of Manchester, died October 2, 2019 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a period of declining health.

He was born in New Haven, CT on May 9, 1943 to Frank and Antoinette (Fappiano) Bontatibus. During the early 1960's he served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee.

Joseph worked as a branch manager for Yellow Freight Systems and had also worked for Old Dominion Freight Lines. He served as chairman of the board of directors for the NH Motor Transport Association and on the Governor's Executive Council for Transportation.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood, both in Manchester. He was an avid hunter and history buff and enjoyed reading.

Joseph was a very giving and generous person whose family always came first. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and "Umpy".

He was predeceased by a son, Joseph F. Bontatibus in 1990.

The family includes his wife of 46 years, Marie (Del Vecchio) (Platt) Bontatibus of Manchester; five children, Jacqueline B. Doane and her husband, William, of Essex, CT, Dana A. Bontatibus and his wife, Kate, of Topsham, ME, Michael J. Bontatibus and his wife, Heidi, of Zelienople, PA, Marissa B. Dimick and her husband, Michael, of Manchester and Stephen D. Bontatibus and his wife, Kelly, of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren who include, Adeline and Anneliese Bontatibus and Memphis and Maverick Dimick; two siblings, Rita Rapuano of Wallingford, CT and John Bontatibus of New Haven, CT; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Catherine Church, 267 Webster St., Manchester. Private burial will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven, CT.

Memorial donations may be made to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, 72 River Park St., #202, Needham, MA 02494.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dana and his wife, Jennifer, not Kate

Posted by A friend   November 12, 2019

My prayers and deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. God bless you!

Posted by Andrea Maggelet Duffy - Branford, CT - Friend   October 13, 2019

Dear Marie and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Joe. He had a smile for everyone. May you find peace and solace in remembering all the good times. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Posted by Karen Labarre    October 07, 2019

Prayer"s To The Bontatibus Family.Rest In Peace Joe

Posted by kurt belletete - peterboro, NH - Friend   October 07, 2019

Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May your treasured memories of Joseph always fill your heart with love and peace

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2019

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