Bonita Kisco Obituary (2022) – Lawrenceville, NJ
LAWRENCEVILLE Bonita “Bonnie” L. Kisco passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 25, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family. Bonnie was born in Trenton, NJ, to Josephine and Edward Krzywulak. She attended Holy Cross Catholic Grammar School and Cathedral High School for Girls in Trenton, NJ. After graduating, Bonnie was employed by the New Jersey State Department of Health; initially by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, then by the NJ Health Care Facilities Financing Authority as a pioneer staff member. She held several key administrative positions and ultimately managed its very successful brand new capital program. Bonnie worked closely with JPMorgan Chase and various other major banks who subsequently provided credit support for the program. She has been instrumental in processing loan applications and obtaining credit approval for low interest loans to the majority of New Jersey’s nonprofit healthcare providers. Bonnie arrived at work every day professionally dressed with her understated style of elegance, class and most often, a strand of pearls. She projected grace, charm and enthusiasm for every position she held throughout her life. While working at The Authority, a beautiful bouquet of red roses appeared on Valentine’s Day from a secret admirer, and she met the love of her life, Richard J. Kisco. They would marry on a fabulous black-tie party on New Year’s Eve in 1986, surrounded by family and close friends, after a long courtship full of travel and romance. Later in life, Bonnie continued her love of adventure and challenge, retiring from The Authority and joining her husband to run his long-established business, Le Fleur, The Princeton Flower Shop; an upscale flower/gift shop and a lavish annual Christmas decor shop. Bonnie would join her husband, best friend and co-conspirator, Richard, in traveling to all points of the globe and entertaining for holidays, special events and many occasions at their beautiful home throughout the year. She enjoyed making new friends and collected many of them overseas and across the country, many with whom she remained in contact year after year. Bonnie, along with her husband, served on the board of the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra and supported many other charities by attending black tie fundraising galas for the Eden School for Autism, Junior Achievement of Mercer County and Mercer County Community College, among many others. . Bonnie was a devoted mother to her son Thomas S. Dwier. The love between them is immeasurable, even living apart in different states, they remained in close contact on a daily basis. Bonnie was an active and original member of the Investment Portfolio Club for Women. She also spearheaded “Christmas Cookie” Sundays with her sisters each year and personally taught her lovely daughter-in-law, Kerry, how to make the Polish “Kieflies” rolled cookie. Bonnie was a woman of many passions, including, but not limited to, playing cards with her sisters, cousins, and neighbors; cook new recipes and spontaneously invite friends or neighbors to dinner or organize a delicious last-minute brunch; read mystery spy novels on his Kindle; play slot machines or word games on your mobile phone; listen to classical music; dancing to the American bandstand, in the ballroom at a fundraising gala and rocking Abba/Momma Mia in the kitchen; or just laugh with friends over a glass of Prosecco with brie and crackers on the back patio surrounded by beautiful flowers. Later in life, her passion blossomed with the birth of her cherished grandchildren. A warm, kind and loving grandmother, Bonnie always wanting to hug her grandchildren; tighten them well; take care of them or buy them gifts. A very special grandmother who went by the name “Mimi”, loved being with the joys of her life, Gavin and Dalton, spending time alone with them or often accompanied by her other joy, their dear cousin Noah (The Three Amigos qu ‘she called them), in any adventure. She would like to take them shopping or to the aquarium, the pumpkin patch, the beach, watch them play soccer or just go to the ice cream shop. Mimi LOVED her ice cream but the love Mimi had for her grandchildren is incalculable. He had no limits; it was pure love. She will be missed by her loving and devoted husband of 35 years, Richard J Kisco of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; and his beloved son, Thomas S. Dwier and his wife, darling daughter-in-law, Kerry K.; and her cherished grandchildren, Gavin T. and Dalton E., of Gulf Breeze, Florida. Bonnie was predeceased by her parents, Josephine and Edward Krzywulak. She is survived by her two sisters Roberta (Bobbie) L. and Kenneth (Kenny) A. Kurtz of Mansfield, NJ and JoAnn M. and Timothy J. Heath of Chesterfield, NJ; brother-in-law Edward F. Kisco of West Chester, PA; great cousin Dolores (Dee) M. Wills of East Windsor, NJ (formerly NYC); his cousin Beverly Moeller of Punta Gorda, FL; several additional cousins, several nieces, nephews and godchildren; as well as many extended family members and close friends. Visitation will be Friday, February 4, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. A Christian Mass Burial to Celebrate Life Bonnie will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 10 a.m., at Holy Cross Church, 215 Adeline Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08611. Interment will immediately follow at St. Paul’s Parish Cemetery, 216 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. Floral tributes are accepted by the family as a sign of love and sympathy or memorial donations may be made to the Aphasia Hope Foundation (www.aphasiahope.org) or at the charity of your choice. To send your condolences to the family or for directions, please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com Arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville, NJ. Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors 650 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (609) 396-8168
Published by “The Times, Trenton”, February 2-3, 2022.