Sophie M. Bonanno, 93, formerly of Kenhorst, passed away July 13, 2017 in the Reading Health System.

Sophie had most recently resided at the B'Nai B'Rith in Reading.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul Bonanno in 2002. Born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Frances (Lis) Gay.

She was employed for 31 years at Penn Optical, retiring in 1991. Sophie was a life long member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church.

She was an avid bowler and found great joy in spending time with her family.

She is survived by three daughters: Jo Ann, wife of Bruce Mitchell, of Mohnton, Kathleen Urban-Fick, wife of Lenny Fick, of Sinking Spring and Marcia Battista of Kenhorst. There is also a sister, Helen Iannucci of Kenhorst, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m . in St. Peter Church, 322 S. 5th St., Reading, PA 19602. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.

Friends may pay their condolences on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 am in the Gallman-Sonoski Funeral Home, Inc., Reading.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the church at the address above

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