1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, New York 14626
Obituary of Lonnie Bianchi
July 30, 2018. Lonnie is survived by his wife Madeline (Biondi) Bianchi; daughters, Debbie (Bob) Buda & Sharon (Edward) Avila; grandchildren, Robert (Erika) Buda & Kaitlin (Steven) Clementi; great-grandchildren, Henry Buda, Amelia Buda & Luciano Clementi; siblings, Louis (Linda) Bianchi, Johnie Bianchi; brother-in-law Anthony (Marge) Biondi; several nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends. For more information about Lonnie please visit www.bartolomeo.com
Lonnie's life Story will be shared during his visitation, Friday, August 3rd, 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, (between 390 & Long Pond Rd.) His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 4th, 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Parkway, followed by, being laid to rest in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057 in Lonnie's memory.
Lonnie was born in Cumberland Kentucky, November 20, 1939. When Lonnie was 16 his parents, Louis & Rubye Bianchi moved to Rochester, NY.
There was a chance meeting of Lonnie and Madeline Biondi at a wedding. Lonnie proclaimed from the start, "I am going to marry that girl" Madeline wasnt so sure. Thankfully Madeline came around and the two were married November 4, 1961. They went on to have their own family that included two loving daughters, Debbie & Sharon.
Lonnie always looked forward to spending time with family. He enjoyed the holidays and especially looked forward to Christmas. He was a big kid at heart. He could regularly be seen acting silly with his grandkids, joking and doing magic tricks.
Lonnie and Madeline attended Most Precious Blood Church. They enrolled the girls in the school there and were very active helping the parish and the school. For many years Lonnie was a basketball coach at MPB, he very much enjoyed working with the kids.
When not working or taking care of his family he enjoyed playing golf, cards, working on jumble puzzles, playing and coaching sports and was a member of the Royal Order of the Redman's Club. He was an avid NY Yankees and Buffalo Bills Fan. He also enjoyed watching TV. Some of his favorite shows included: NCIS, Matlock, Walker Texas Ranger, NYPD, Hawaii Five O, Criminal Minds & Blue Bloods. His favorite music included, Elvis, Johnny Cash & Country Music.
Lonnie was competitive, kind, active, had a sense of humor and was a great storyteller. He was loved by many and wil be sadly missed.