Resolution J390-2015

Honoring the members of the Bonafiglia Family upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award by Happiness House

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  • Feb 3, 2015: ADOPTED
  • Feb 3, 2015: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2015: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  members of the Bonafiglia Family
upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the 2015 Humani-
tarian of the Year Award by Happiness House

WHEREAS, It is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  to  acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community  service  are  an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
members of the Bonafiglia Family upon the occasion of their  designation
as  recipients  of  the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award by Happiness
House at its 12th Annual Gala Dinner and Auction Event, to  be  held  on
Friday, February 6, 2015, at Belhurst Castle, Geneva, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Given  annually, this auspicious award is presented to indi-
viduals who have dedicated their time and served as advocates on  behalf
of  people  with  developmental  disabilities;  the Bonafigilia Family's
outstanding contributions and accomplishments are  consistent  with  the
mission and vision of Happiness House; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Bonafiglia Family includes Angelo and Agnes Bonafiglia,
who have been married for 65 years; their children, Andrea,  Bruce,  and
Curt; and three grandchildren, Daniele, Erin and Ben, all of whom gladly
give  of  themselves  to support people with developmental disabilities;
and
  WHEREAS, In 1950, Angelo Bonafiglia founded BonaDent; today, the busi-
ness has become a family affair with Bruce at the helm serving as Presi-
dent of two locations in Florida and South Carolina,  Daniele  as  Vice-
President,  and  Erin  Bonafiglia  the Technical Trainer; Andrea retired
from the position of President at the Florida location, and Curt went on
to earn his PhD in Psychology; and
  WHEREAS, The Bonafiglia Family is deeply involved in their  community;
they serve on the Happiness House Board and the Seneca County Children's
Committee,  and have been major contributors to the Special Olympics, as
well as sponsor the Ben Bonafiglia Golf Tournament; and
  WHEREAS, The Bonafigilia Family donates Christmas gifts to  the  fami-
lies  of  children at Mynderse Academy, and delivers miniature Christmas
trees to the residents of the Seneca Falls Nursing Home; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, BonaDent proudly employees  ARC  residents,  and
Daniele coaches both Rec Center girls soccer and basketball teams; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their professional and commu-
nity  service,  a  period  of  constructive involvement, the Bonafigilia
Family has stood constant in dignity, good  grace  and  humor,  and  has
earned the respect and admiration of their family, friends, and communi-
ty at large; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for  the  benefit  of  others which the Bonafigilia Family has displayed
throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  the  members  of the Bonafiglia Family upon the occasion of their
designation as recipients of the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award  by
Happiness House; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Bonafigilia Family.

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