Joseph Stephen Bunovsky

July 2, 1943March 6, 2023
Obituary of Joseph Stephen Bunovsky
Joseph (Joe) S. Bunovsky, 79, of Poinciana, FL, formerly of Madison, CT passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2023, after a 17-year battle with Cancer, with his beloved wife Francesca (Fran) Bunovsky at his side. Joe was born July 2,1943 in Bridgeport CT to the late Joseph S. and Edna A. (Rutkowski) Bunovsky. He attended Notre Dame High School in Bridgeport, CT graduating in 1961 and went on to study at The University of Bridgeport where he earned a BS in Marketing/Management graduating in 1966. Joe married his teenage sweetheart Fran Falzarano, in August of 1965 and together they raised 2 children, a daughter Carolyn and a son Joseph. Joe started his career working at Data Products Corporation (formerly Stelma Corporation) until 1985. From there he went on to establish the BCB Group, Inc., an advertising, and marketing firm, where he served as President and CEO along with his two business partners, John Cordone and Richard Belmont. Joe was an extremely active member in the business community. He served tirelessly on the Middletown Rotary and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. In 1999, he was awarded the “Robert Briggs Good Guy Award”, for recognition of his contributions made to the community and to the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Joe had a true zest for life and enjoyed many passions, most especially participating in team sports, traveling and family gatherings. Joe loved being outside and took immense pride in his very well-manicured lawn which he tended to on weekends. For many years, Joe looked forward to entertaining family and friends at the Surf Club Beach in Madison, CT his favorite being the July 4th Celebrations. An avid bowler, softball player, golfer, and an occasional game of Donkey Basketball, Joe did it all. Like many, Joe had a love-hate relationship with golf. He was a member of the Clinton Country Club and the Madison Country Club. His greatest golfing joy was playing golf at the Fishers Island Club on Fishers Island, NY. When Joe and Fran moved to the community of Solivita in Poinciana, FL, he wasted no time joining the Solivita Softball team, where he made great friends and loved playing ball. He and his wife Fran spent many years vacationing with family on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts as well as the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Fran, of 56 years along with 2 children, and 6 grandchildren. His daughter Carolyn and her husband Mark of Groveland MA and grandchildren Christopher and Benjamin Gardner, both of MA, and his son Joseph and his wife Tracy of Madison, CT and grandchildren Alex, Adam, Savannah Bunovsky, and Kyle Junell. Joe is also survived by his brother Ronald Bunovsky and his wife Gail of Monroe, CT along with his sister Valarie Reuter also of Monroe, CT. A Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday,March 25th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, 24 Academy Street, Madison, CT.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

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