Enes (Bonola) Baraiolo, 91, of Forestville was given her angel wings that carried her into the loving arms of our Lord in heaven on November 26, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
Enes was born on February 5, 1930, in Hartford to Julio and Matilda (Bushnarda) Bonola. She met her husband Dominick at a wedding and soon realized he was the love of her life. They were married shortly thereafter and were blessed with over 69 years of true happiness. Enes and Dominick raised two wonderful sons. She was not only a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, but she was selfless, generous, and gave her whole heart to everyone. Her great love was her family and she was happiest when spending time with them. Her grandchildren, and her precious great-grandchildren, were her absolute pride and joy. She loved celebrating the holidays with her family, most especially Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This is just one of the many ways that Enes created a lifetime of memories for her family to cherish in the coming years.
Enes retired from Metallics Inc. She was a member of St. Matthew Church, St. Matthew’s Ladies Guild, and the Bristol Senior Center. After retirement, Enes and Dominick set off on many adventures.
Enes loved traveling, going on cruises, and going to the beach with her family. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time at the family’s home in the Berkshires. She cherished time with her friends and never stopped short of making every day feel like a special day. Enes was always reading and sharing with her family the new things she learned. She loved to collect rocks and seashells from her travels so that she could hold onto those memories and keep them close to her.
Enes lived for her family. She loved selflessly and endlessly. She never forgot birthdays or special events, and she made sure to always show her family how special they were. Her heart was pure and she considered everyone else before herself. She leaves them all with a lifetime of happy memories, which will comfort them as they remember, honor, and celebrate her life.
Enes is survived by her husband Dominick; her sons and daughter-in-laws, Bruce and Sharon, and John and Catherine; her grandchildren, Kristen, Dominick (Dina) , Andrea (Brandon), and Mary; her great-grandchildren, Juliana, Maya, and Sofia; her brother Leo (Margaret) Bonola; her sister Elsie (Clifford) Gates; and several nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her parents, Julio and Matilda Bonola; her sister, Mary Bailey, and her brother-in-law, Edward Baraiolo.
She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband, her children and their families, friends and relatives, and her adorable cat Pumpkin.
The family would like to thank Bristol Hospital and Ingraham Manor for their compassion and care. They were comforted by the staff and how they treated Enes as if she was one of their own. No matter where Enes went, she left a mark on everyone’s heart. She was an angel on earth and now rests in eternal peace.
Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, December 1, 2021 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00.a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. Committal service and interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 522 Terryville Ave., Bristol. Donations in Enes’s honor can be made to St. Matthew Church in Forestville, CT or the American Heart Association. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Enes’ tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com.
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