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The Telegram
  • Julia Ann Bunce

  • “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30.

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  • “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30.
    Julia Ann Bunce, 20, of Herkimer, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, due to complications from a bone marrow transplant after a courageous four year battle with leukemia.
    She was born May 25, 1992, in Geneva, the daughter of David R. and Teresa L. (Donato) Bunce. Julia was a graduate of Herkimer High School, class of 2010, and a graduate of the Herkimer County BOCES cosmetology program. She also attended the Aesthetic Science Institute in Latham.
    Survivors include her loving parents, David and Teresa Bunce, of Herkimer, a beloved brother, Wesley Thomas Bunce, of Herkimer, her paternal grandmother, Gloria Jean Bunce, of Herkimer, her maternal grandfather, Rudolph T. Donato, of Herkimer, several aunts and uncles, several special and close cousins, and many friends.
    Julia was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Richard E. Bunce, and her maternal grandmother, Mary E. Donato.
    Friends and relatives may call at the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi& Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at 9 a.m. from the Church of Saints Anthony and Joseph, South Main Street, Herkimer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Thomas Lawless, pastor. Spring burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer (866-1500). All memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley, 1415 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501 or to the Herkimer ARC, 350 S. Washington St., P.O. Box 271, Herkimer, NY 13350. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To add to Julia’s online memorial, please go to www.vincenteneafuneralservice.comon the Internet.
    The family would like to express their heartfelt thank you to Reverend Thomas Lawless for the spiritual guidance he shared with Julia during her illness.
    “Julia was too beautiful for this world, God wanted her for His garden.”
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