March 19, 1936 ~ January 13, 2022

Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Joe Bonifazi, 85, a lifelong resident of Kurten, TX passed away on January 13, 2022 with his children by his side. Visitation will be Tuesday January 18, 2022 from 5-7p.m with a rosary at 6:30 p.m at Callaway Jones Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Wednesday January 19, 2022 at St Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be in Kurten Cemetery. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Joe Bonifazi was born March 19, 1936, in Bryan Texas and lived here all his life. He worked for Stalworth Properties until January 2021. He also ran his ranch feeding cattle and baling hay. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, working with hands and spending time with family.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Schram Bonifazi of 36 years, father, Joe H Bonifazi, his mother Angela Bonifazi, his brothers, John Bonifazi, Anthony Bonifazi.

Joe was a great influence to many of his family and friends. He was a man of many trades and had great love for working on his ranch. You could always find Joe at the McDonalds on Hwy 21 having coffee with all his buddies. He never turned away for a chance to play 42. Loved going to Sterling City to hunt those big deer and turkeys. He loved all of his pets. Spoiled his grandchildren to no end. He had a great love for the FFA and 4-H kids by purchasing projects. Loved going to the river to fish with Billy and all the other boys. He enjoyed trapping hogs and selling them. Joe always had to stop by his favorite local businesses to shoot the bull. You could find him out on either a tractor or dozer any time of the day. Joe was a very strong and independent person.

Our Dad is survived by his children: Debra Ann Holl and husband Lee Holl of Huntsville, TX, Billy Ray Bonifazi and fiancé Stephanie Waskow of Kurten, TX; his grandchildren: Gary Lee Holl and Alexis Ann Holl of Huntsville, TX; his siblings: Mary Bonifazi Adams and Albert Bonifazi of Kurten TX, and many loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice


Visitation: January 18, 2022 5:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Rosary: January 18, 2022 6:30 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial: January 19, 2022 10:00 am

St. Anthony's Catholic Church
401 South Parker Avenue
Bryan, Texas 77803


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  1. We have had wonderful times when visiting the ranch! Thank you Joe for all you have done when my boys came south to visit!

  2. Joe was a very strong man, a good man. Many memories of him through family events on both sides, Mikulec and Fickey. I’m so sorry I will have to miss the funeral. Blessings to all.

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