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“Thank you, Dr. Bonaparte for your knowledge and wisdom. ”
1 of 57 | Posted by: Chalnecia Davies - Staten Island, NY

“Tony has left a legacy of "A Life well lived", leaving lasting memories to all he touched. Sueli, my heart mourns for you, but someday we'll all be...Read More »
2 of 57 | Posted by: Nadia Hood - Spring Hill, FL

“Thank you Dr. Bonaparte for listening and giving me your time and attention when I needed someone. Jeff Francois ”
3 of 57 | Posted by: Jeff Francois - Berkeley, CA

“...A great gentleman, visionary, transitional change agent, a man of challenge, and friend to all in adversity. This is a loss, but one to be...Read More »
4 of 57 | Posted by: Darryl Vernon Poole - Memphis, TN

“Academics has always been part of our family, and one of the purest expressions of that was through Uncle Tony. My earliest memories of him were his...Read More »
5 of 57 | Posted by: Rudi Bonaparte - Santa Monica, CA

“Dear Sueli, By way of introduction, I am a good friend of Noreen "Lois Patrick" Duncan and have always admired Aunty Nesta and her entire family. I...Read More »
6 of 57 | Posted by: Carole Reid Clyne - Toronto

“DEAR SUELI, TONY'S LIFE HAS MADE A DIFFERNCE IN OUR LIFE & WILL BE REMEMBERED FONDLY. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT HE LIVES ON IN SO MANY...Read More »
7 of 57 | Posted by: MARILYN & HOWARD LEWIS - JAMAICA, NY

“Dr. Bonaparte will always be remembered as the fearless administraor who gave Caribbean students at Pace University scholarship based on MERIT. At no...Read More »
8 of 57 | Posted by: Paul Waugh - Mount Vernon, NY

“Dear Aunt Sueli, Sorry to hear of Uncle Tony's passing. We are thinking of you and hope you are comforted by the many messages you are receiving...Read More »
9 of 57 | Posted by: June Hood Maisonet - Baldwin, NY

“Our Condolences to the family. Uncle Tony's light will continue to shine. ”
10 of 57 | Posted by: Cherryann Bonaparte Ferguson - NY

“All of us at BAYADA Home Health Care were saddened to hear about Tony's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this...Read More »
11 of 57 | Posted by: BAYADA HOME HEALTH CARE - Tampa, FL

“Querida Sueli,Sentimos muito a perda do Tony mas guardamos conosco a boa lembrança de ve- lo ao seu lado em todos os eventos da BACC,sempre...Read More »
12 of 57 | Posted by: Ana and Roberto de Azevedo - NY

“Querida Sueli, que você tenha forças por meio das lembranças de momentos maravilhosos com Toni, como aquele Carnaval em Phoenix,...Read More »
13 of 57 | Posted by: Beth Wada - São Paulo

“Sueli,Fiquei triste quando soube do falecimento do Tony. Morreu tão moço! Aceite um grande e pezaroso abraço deClelia ”
14 of 57 | Posted by: Clelia T. L. Moraes - New York,, NY

“Dear Sueli,Flavia and I were very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. We know you were very close to him and cared much for him.Please...Read More »
15 of 57 | Posted by: Marcello Hallake - New York, NY

“Dear Uncle Tony, We already miss your smile and laughter, the great times we all shared; but the love and care you gave to each one of us is your...Read More »
16 of 57 | Posted by: Rick Bonaparte - Melville, NY

“Tony is one of those illuminated people you have the privilege of so rarely getting to know in life. Much of what I am and accomplished as an...Read More »
17 of 57 | Posted by: Jose Papa Neto - Sao Paulo, SP

“I wish to add a voice of shared sorrow -Tony was my Provost in my early days at Bentley College Academic Affairs as a new secretary to one of his...Read More »
18 of 57 | Posted by: Martha Keating - Waltham, MA

“What can I say about Tony? Words cannot describe him. The world lost a great leader, mentor, and friend. Tony and Sueli were the ones to encourage me...Read More »
19 of 57 | Posted by: Yuri Fukamati - São Paulo

“We had the privilege to meet Tony and Sueli in Tampa and to become friends with them. I will always remember us playing ping pong in the garage, the...Read More »
20 of 57 | Posted by: Joaquin Jaime - Land O Lakes, FL

“Dear Suely, Please accept my deepest condolences for your and your family's loss. I was sadden by the news of Tony's passing but know that his...Read More »
21 of 57 | Posted by: Sonia Col - New York,, NY

“Dear Sueli, You may not remember me, but I worked for Tony at Bentley College ( now Bentley University) as the Associate Undergraduate Dean when...Read More »
22 of 57 | Posted by: David Fedo - Boston, MA

“Minha cara Sueli,Qualquer perda em familia é sempre dolorosa, mas não dá para imaginar a perda de uma pessoa com o perfil do Tony. A...Read More »
23 of 57 | Posted by: José Roberto Azevedo - NY

“Dear Aunt Sueli, I want to express my deepest condolences to you and the rest of the immediate family on Uncle Tony's passing. I am very, very sad...Read More »
24 of 57 | Posted by: Cosmas Bonaparte Jr. - New York, NY

“Dear Sueli, Please accept my and Bert's sincere sympathy at the death of such a dear, dearly beloved friend. At the Lubin School of Business, some...Read More »
25 of 57 | Posted by: Lynette Wailoo - New York, NY

“Tony was a wonderful colleague at Bentley. I'm glad to have known him and Sueli. I hope the memory of this fine and upright gentleman is a comfort...Read More »
26 of 57 | Posted by: Bruce Herzberg - Watertown, MA

“Our family has lost such a pioneer. My memories of this amazing man are all centered around his generosity and good nature. We would sit and chat in...Read More »
27 of 57 | Posted by: Roxanne Bryan - New York, NY

“Sueli, Agnes and I are deeply sorry to hear of Tony's passing. It is the way for all of us. He was a very nice man. I enjoyed talking to him at...Read More »
28 of 57 | Posted by: Jim Quinn - New York, NY - Friend

“Dear Sueli Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this time, as you say goodbye to one we all admired and loved so dearly. Uncle Tony Wow, what a...Read More »
29 of 57 | Posted by: Sharan & George - MA

“Sueli, Please accept my deepest condolences at this time of great loss. Our hearts are heavy with the news of Tony's passing and our thoughts are...Read More »
30 of 57 | Posted by: Laura Palescandolo - NJ

“Dear Dr. Bonaparte, May you rest in peace and continue your personal journey towards the light. I was very saddened, first when I heard of your...Read More »
31 of 57 | Posted by: Milena Hama - Sao Paulo - Student

“Dear Sueli and Family,I am deeply saddened to learn of Tony's passing. He was a kind, generous and compassionate leader, a warm and gentle spirit...Read More »
32 of 57 | Posted by: Dr Beverly Greene - Brooklyn, NY

“Losing a beloved one as accomplished and admired is one of life's most challenging and hurtful pains. May family and friends find comfort from the...Read More »
33 of 57 | Posted by: Cheryl

“Sueli Lamento muito a perda do nosso simpático "Dean" Bonaparte. Receba meus sentimentos.AbraçosGerson ”
34 of 57 | Posted by: Gerson Correia - Sao Paulo Brazil

“Querida Sueli,Consternados com a noticia da passagem do nosso amigo Tony, gostariamos de dedicar a você e ao espírito eterno do seu amado...Read More »
35 of 57 | Posted by: Danilo Parmegiani - New York, NY

“Sueli, I am very saddened to hear of Tony's passing. I know that these past several years have been difficult for you. Please accept my condolences...Read More »
36 of 57 | Posted by: Mark Gross - New York, NY

“Querida Sueli,Tony era uma pessoa maravilhosa, querido por todos, e já fazia falta quando mudou para a Florida. Nas minhas preces vou pedir que...Read More »
37 of 57 | Posted by: Ricardo Lima - New York, NY

“Dear Sueli, I am so sorry about the loss of Tony. He was such a great man. I am sorry to have lost touch with both of you although I always thought...Read More »
38 of 57 | Posted by: Beverly Earle - Waltham, MA

“Sueli,Miriam e eu expressamos nossos sentimentos pela passagem do querido Tony. Temos certeza que ele está em boa companhia e em paz. Deus te...Read More »
39 of 57 | Posted by: Celso Barison - New York, NY

“Dear Tony: May you rest in peace. Because of your humility and kindness God has a special place for you in his Kingdom. Sueli: You are a...Read More »
40 of 57 | Posted by: Norma Forde - Charlotte, NC

“Dear Sueli, Wendy and I are upset to learn of Tony's passing. We so admired him... a true scholar and gentleman. It was a treat to work with him at...Read More »
41 of 57 | Posted by: Bob Minetti - N. Chatham, MA

“Querida amiga Sueli,É com profunda tristeza que acabei de receber a noticia da morte do Tony... o mundo perde um magnifico ser humano, educado,...Read More »
42 of 57 | Posted by: Sergio Millerman - New York, NY

“Dearest Sueli, I just learned the sad news of the end of Tony's journey on earth. I hardly know the words to express the sense of loss that I feel....Read More »
43 of 57 | Posted by: Dorothy Habben - New York, NY

“Dear Sueli,I am so sad for you.......and happy for Tony.I never know what to say at a time like this, because nothing seems to be comforting. ...Read More »
44 of 57 | Posted by: Lynda Parker - Odessa, FL

“Sueli, we are so saddened by our loss of our dear friend. We are also aware that Tony has found peace with his Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
45 of 57 | Posted by: Eileen DeLorme - Georgetown, SC

“Sueli, Tony was my mentor - but Tony was everyones' mentor. Some educators can demand your best but Tony got me to give my best willingly and...Read More »
46 of 57 | Posted by: Charles J. DeLorme - Georgetown, SC

“Dear Aunt Sueli, Although our hearts are breaking now, we know that Uncle Tony's large spirit is at peace. He will always be loved and remembered -...Read More »
47 of 57 | Posted by: Noreen Lois Duncan - Trenton, NJ

“Dear Tony,We'll never forget your generosity and thoughtfulness.Always ready to help whenever we needed.We will never forget our joy and laughing and...Read More »
48 of 57 | Posted by: Ilka e Marco Pellegatti - friend

“Dear Su, Tony and you will always be in our minds as a unique and remarkable couple. I and my friends that had the grace to testify and share many...Read More »
49 of 57 | Posted by: Beatriz Martini - Sao Paulo

“Tony was my strongest inspiration to become a better manager and person. His invaluable help, support and warmth will never be forgoten. Rest in...Read More »
50 of 57 | Posted by: Tarcisio Cardieri - Friend

“Dear Tony, Your journey through this world was amazing! Now heaven is a happier place with your wisdom and kindness. I'll never forget that New Year...Read More »
51 of 57 | Posted by: Karen Yamada Bianchi

“Dear Sueli Please accept my deepest condolences in these difficult days. I have such good memories of Tony. Years ago I used to meet him frequently...Read More »
52 of 57 | Posted by: Robert Maloney, C.M. - New York, NY

“Dear Sueli, I was heartbroken to think of Tony leaving us! I remember that the happiest of days at SJU was working with and for Tony. He was truly a...Read More »
53 of 57 | Posted by: Dr.Pauline Magee-Egan - New York, NY

“Dear Tony,Rest in peace and thank you for the wonderful time you and Sueli shared with me in many occasions (Dinner Dance, Blue Note and other...Read More »
54 of 57 | Posted by: Ruthe Phillips - Jamaica, NY

“Sueli: I'm so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He was a wonderful person and I'm blessed to have known him for the time that I did. I'll always...Read More »
55 of 57 | Posted by: Robert Rom - Melville, NY

“Uncle Tony may you rest in peace. You've done well and your work here is done. Love Lincoln ”
56 of 57 | Posted by: Lincoln A. Bradshaw - GA - Nephew

“We will always have fond memories of you, Uncle Tony. May your soul rest and repose in the loving arms of God. Sueli, we continue to pray with you...Read More »
57 of 57 | Posted by: AYESHA G MUTOPE-JOHNSON - HOUSTON, TX


BONAPARTE, Tony H. 76, passed peacefully at his home in Lutz, Florida on April 26, 2014. He is survived by his wife Sueli of 30 years, former wife Beverly, his daughter Yvette, son-in-law Mark, grandchildren; Liam and Elijah, sisters; Nesta, Nora, Nadia and Norma, sisters-in law; Lerlyn, Beryl and Linda, brothers; Thomas and Neil, brother-in-law Brad, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Dr. Bonaparte was Special Assistant to the President of St. John's University and Professor of International Management in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He served as Provost of St. John's University from 1993 to 1999.
Born in Grenada and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, W.I., Dr. Bonaparte began his academic career as a graduate of St. John's University receiving his B.B.A., and M.B.A. He earned his Ph.D. from New York University. Dr. Bonaparte was an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Management at St. John's University. He served at Pace University in ever increasing responsibilities. He began as Associate Professor of International Business and progressed to Professor, Associate Dean and Dean of the Graduate School of Business; and Vice President, Corporate and International Programs and Dean, Lubin School of Business. Prior to joining St. John's University Dr. Bonaparte was Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Bentley University, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Western International University.
Dr. Bonaparte served on the Board of St. Christopher-Ottile Services for Children and Families; St. Thomas Aquinas College (Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Trustees Committee); St. Francis Hospital, United Neighborhood Houses; and The Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York. He served on the Board of Marlboro College; the AACSB – The International Association for Management Education; Fulbright Association for International Education and Cultural Exchange; Interfuture, Inc.; the World Affairs Council of Arizona, Inc.; the World Trade Institute of the Port Authority of NY & NJ; and the American Commodity Exchange. He has performed as Chairman and/or member of over 30 accreditation and evaluation teams for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; the New England Association of Colleges and Schools; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the New York State Education Department; and the Ministry of Education in São Paulo, Brazil. He was Visiting Professor of International Business at the University of Stratclyde and the University of Edinburg in Scotland, and Senior Fulbright Professor of Business Administration in Liberia, Africa. He served as Chairman, Fulbright Grants and Awards Screening Committee for Business Administration, Washington D.C.; and is the past President of the Fulbright Association for International Education and Cultural Exchange, and the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration.
Dr. Bonaparte has received numerous awards, and academic and professional honors for outstanding service and achievement. He was member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology and co-author of Peter Drucker: Contribution to Business Enterprise. He has published over 40 articles in referred journals and presented over 60 papers at professional conferences.
A funeral service will be held for Dr. Bonaparte at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from the chapel of Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the funeral home.
The family has asked that those interested in honoring Tony's legacy consider a donation to the Tony and Sueli Bonaparte Scholarship Fund established 20 years ago at St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439 and St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 New York 340, Sparkill, NY 10976.
All arrangements are entrusted to Blount & Curry Funeral Home Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 West Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618.