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Cornelius Bryan "Connie" Tonet

W Warwick, Rhode Island

November 17, 1949 - May 10, 2024

Cornelius Bryan "Connie" Tonet Obituary

COVENTRY - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Cornelius “Connie” Bryan Tonet, age 74, on May 10 due to complications after heart surgery. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Sullivan) Tonet. Mary and Connie walked hand and hand for 55 years, and they were looking forward to celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary on the 1st of July. On November 17, 1949, Cornelius Bryan Tonet better known as Connie or Bryan was born in Trieste, Italy, and was the son of Enrico and Julia (Silvia) Tonet.


Bryan spent his early school years in Middletown, RI. For his college education, Bryan chose Virginia Tech, a school that remained close to his heart throughout his life (Go Hokies!). He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree in 1971. Bryan also obtained an MBA from URI. In later years, Bryan also obtained Project Management Master’s Certificates from Bryant University.


Bryan worked in IT for Blue Cross for over 20 years and remained in the IT and project management field for most of his career working for Perot Systems, Boston College and Johnson and Wales University. He had also taught at URI. Bryan volunteered his time during his children’s younger years coaching and supporting baseball and basketball games; he was their biggest champion. He also participated in Rotary activities.


The most important part of Bryan’s life was always family and friends. Besides his wife, Mary, Bryan leaves behind three children: Jeremy and his wife Beth and their three children, Mark, Benjamin, and Allison; Joshua and his wife Stephanie and their three children, Sophie, Mia, and Luke; and Jenna and her fiancé Amit Nagpal. Bryan was predeceased by his brother Enrico Tonet, Jr. (Polly), his sister Catherine Murray (Thomas), and brother Joseph Tonet. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Bryan is survived by his sister Bernadette Moniz (Frank); nephew Enrico Tonet III and his wife Diane; niece Valery McDonald and her husband Steve; Thomas Murray III and his wife Julie; niece Deidra Harmer and her husband Robert; niece Shannon Drost and her husband Alan; and nephew Andrew Moniz and his wife Melinda. Bryan is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews.


In their younger years Bryan and Mary brought their children to Deer Isle, Maine for 17 years to visit Bryan’s sister and brother-in-law Cathy and Tom Murray in their summer cottage. The trips created many fond memories for the family. The Tonets also hosted family Christmas parties for several years. The family visited special places like the beach during the summer, Disney World, Busch Gardens, and New York City. The family enjoyed weekend trips to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech football games throughout the years. Spending time visiting family and friends in many places in the United States was a part of their travel experiences.


During his retirement years, Bryan and Mary enjoyed going to shows at PPAC, social dancing lessons with Tracey Rose, and traveling to places like Italy, Iceland, England, Scotland and Ireland – especially Ireland. Trips to Disney World with the grandchildren and their parents at Christmas time were fun-filled and exciting, leaving us with many fond memories. Bryan especially enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren. Saturday soccer and baseball games were one of the highlights of his week. These activities with the grandchildren were close to his heart.


The family wishes to thank the medical teams for their support and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Murli Raman and his team at Kent Hospital and Dr. Amy Hackmann and her team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Calling hours will take place at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick on Friday, May 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A processional gathering will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, May 25 at 8:45 a.m. which is followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saints John and Paul Parish in Coventry at 10:00 a.m.


Should friends desire, donations in his name may be made to the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Cornelius Bryan "Connie" Tonet hosted by Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home.

COVENTRY - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Cornelius “Connie” Bryan Tonet, age 74, on May 10 due to complications after heart surgery. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Sullivan) Tonet. Mary and Connie walked hand and hand for 55 years, and they were looking forward to celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary on the 1st of July. On November 17, 1949, Cornelius Bryan Tonet better known as Connie or Bryan was born in Trieste, Italy, and was the son of Enrico and Julia (Silvia) Tonet.


Bryan spent his early school years in Middletown, RI. For his college education, Bryan chose Virginia Tech, a school that remained close to his heart throughout his life (Go Hokies!). He graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree in 1971. Bryan also obtained an MBA from URI. In later years, Bryan also obtained Project Management Master’s Certificates from Bryant University.


Bryan worked in IT for Blue Cross for over 20 years and remained in the IT and project management field for most of his career working for Perot Systems, Boston College and Johnson and Wales University. He had also taught at URI. Bryan volunteered his time during his children’s younger years coaching and supporting baseball and basketball games; he was their biggest champion. He also participated in Rotary activities.


The most important part of Bryan’s life was always family and friends. Besides his wife, Mary, Bryan leaves behind three children: Jeremy and his wife Beth and their three children, Mark, Benjamin, and Allison; Joshua and his wife Stephanie and their three children, Sophie, Mia, and Luke; and Jenna and her fiancé Amit Nagpal. Bryan was predeceased by his brother Enrico Tonet, Jr. (Polly), his sister Catherine Murray (Thomas), and brother Joseph Tonet. In addition to his children and grandchildren, Bryan is survived by his sister Bernadette Moniz (Frank); nephew Enrico Tonet III and his wife Diane; niece Valery McDonald and her husband Steve; Thomas Murray III and his wife Julie; niece Deidra Harmer and her husband Robert; niece Shannon Drost and her husband Alan; and nephew Andrew Moniz and his wife Melinda. Bryan is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews.


In their younger years Bryan and Mary brought their children to Deer Isle, Maine for 17 years to visit Bryan’s sister and brother-in-law Cathy and Tom Murray in their summer cottage. The trips created many fond memories for the family. The Tonets also hosted family Christmas parties for several years. The family visited special places like the beach during the summer, Disney World, Busch Gardens, and New York City. The family enjoyed weekend trips to Blacksburg for Virginia Tech football games throughout the years. Spending time visiting family and friends in many places in the United States was a part of their travel experiences.


During his retirement years, Bryan and Mary enjoyed going to shows at PPAC, social dancing lessons with Tracey Rose, and traveling to places like Italy, Iceland, England, Scotland and Ireland – especially Ireland. Trips to Disney World with the grandchildren and their parents at Christmas time were fun-filled and exciting, leaving us with many fond memories. Bryan especially enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren. Saturday soccer and baseball games were one of the highlights of his week. These activities with the grandchildren were close to his heart.


The family wishes to thank the medical teams for their support and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Murli Raman and his team at Kent Hospital and Dr. Amy Hackmann and her team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Calling hours will take place at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick on Friday, May 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A processional gathering will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, May 25 at 8:45 a.m. which is followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saints John and Paul Parish in Coventry at 10:00 a.m.


Should friends desire, donations in his name may be made to the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Cornelius Bryan "Connie" Tonet hosted by Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home.

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