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John Buonacquista

May 29, 1945 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 74)


John Buonacquista, 74, of Union Beach, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, New Jersey.   John was born on May 29, 1945 in Bayonne, New Jersey, where he grew up and spent many of his summers with his father in the Highlands.  On April 28, 1984, John and his wife, Denise, were married and began their lives together in Union Beach, where they remained to present day.  Before his retirement, John worked as a Lithographer/Printer for ALA Industry and GCC-IBT for many years.  In his younger years, he also worked as a mechanic before he began his career in the printing industry.  During his spare time, John was an avid boater and fisherman, and loved spending time on the water.  Most of all, he was a beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

He was predeceased by his adoring father, Joseph Buonacquista, his loving mother, Mary Borino and her husband, Paul, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Shirley and Ken Henderson.  John is survived by his beloved and devoted wife of 36 years, Denise (Henderson) Buonacquista, his loving children, Cynthia Buonacquista, Cara Waldron, and Coleen Buonacquista, and his cherished grandchildren, John Waldron and his wife, Sara, and Tyler Horincewich.  John was also survived by his brother-in-law, Kenny Henderson and his wife, Renee, and his niece and nephew, Taylor and Justin Henderson, along with several half siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends.  John will be deeply missed and never forgotten.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730.  Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, visitation and services will be held privately for the immediate family only.  John will be interred at Old Tennent Cemetery in Manalapan, New Jersey on Saturday, May 30, 2020.  At a later date, John's family plans on hosting a celebration of his life.  For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, please visit,

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Private Services

Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
3269 State Route 35
Hazlet, NJ 07730

Private Committal

Old Tennent Cemetery
454 Tennent Road
Manalapan Twp., NJ 07726

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