US Army

Sebastian "Yono" Bordonaro

December 2, 1918 ~ October 31, 2022 (age 103) 103 Years Old


Sebastian “Yono” Bordonaro, 103, went home to be with the Lord on October 31, 2022. He was born in Oakfield, NY on December 2, 1918 to the late Joseph and Frances (Mazza) Bordonaro.

Upon graduating from Buffalo High School, Yono went on to honorably serve his country during WWII in Central Europe from 1941 to 1948. As part of the 300th Engineer Combat Battalion, he served under Army Gen. George S. Patton Jr., aka “Old Blood and Guts.”. He was decorated with the American Defense Service Medal, the American Service Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal. He and Frances Palmiero were married on June 7, 1952 and they were inseparable for over 68 years right up until her death in 2021. Together they owned and operated Fran’s Submarines in Williamsville for several years. He also worked and retired as a sales manager from Pepsi Cola. Yono learned from war how precious life is and relished any time spent with his family.

Yono is survived by his sister, Sara Milani, his sister in law, Neda Bordonaro, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Besides his wife, Frances (Palmiero) Bordonaro Yono is predeceased by his brothers, Sam Bordonaro, Frank (Geraldine) Bordonaro, and Michael (Celia) Bordonaro, his brother in law, Pat Milani, sisters, Ida (Mike) Clamiti, Pam (Harry) Arteri.   

He will be laid to rest at St Teresa’s Cemetery. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a future date.   

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