William Bunce

Obituary of William Bunce

William Henry Bunce of Monticello, NY and Largo, FL, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL.  He was 85.

The son of the late William Henry Bunce and Abina Conlon Bunce, he was born March 2, 1932 in Manhattan.

A retired veteran of the United States Air Force, Bill was a Past Grand Knight of the Monticello Knights of Columbus Council #550, member of the Monticello Elks Lodge #1544,  and a life member and past commander of the Bailey Richmond VFW Post #9588 in Monticello.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Alice Flynn Bunce, at home; four sons: Brian W. Bunce, Michael J. Bunce, David P. Bunce & his wife Kim, and William P. Bunce & his husband Thomas Grenon; a daughter: Kathleen A. Bunce & her wife Melinda Nicholson; 11 grandchildren: Daniel, Christine, Jaclyn, Colin, Devin, Alison, Garrett, McKaela, Michael, Joseph and David; a sister: Kathleen Aughavin; many nieces and nephews; and special family members: Susan Bunce, KathyAnn Bunce and Michael Lashinsky.

Family & friends are invited to gather on Friday, September 29 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello.  His funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 30 at 2:00pm at St. Peter’s Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello with Fr. John Tran officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Monticello. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition, P.O. Box 1527, Monticello, NY  12701.

Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello NY; for additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com