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DCI mourns loss of founding father George Bonfiglio

By adminkac - Posted on 13 March 2010


Legendary Drum Corps International Hall of Fame member George Bonfiglio, passed away Friday evening after declining health over the last several years. One of DCI’s founding fathers, Bonfiglio led the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps of Revere, Mass. for nearly two decades and was the very first chairman of the DCI Board of Directors.


Starting the 27th Lancers in 1967 with wife Patsy, who passed away in 2008, Bonfiglio directed the group until the corps disbanded in 1986. He is a Korean War Veteran and taught elementary school in Malden, Mass. for more than 25 years.

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Watch the 1994 27th Lancers Alumni Corps video here. It was this video that inspired the formation of The Kingsmen Alumni Corps.


Funeral arrangements for George Bonfiglio Sr. are as follows:

Thursday March 18, 2010
Vertuccio Funeral Home
773 Broadway
Revere, MA 02151
Viewing Hours 2 to 4 p.m. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday March 19, 2010
Final Viewing at Vertuccio Funeral Home 8:45-9:30 a.m.

Funeral Procession 9:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m.
Saint Anthony's Church
250 Revere Street
Revere, MA. 02151

Resting place
Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, MA.

Celebration of George Bonfiglio's life will follow at the conclusion of the cemetery service; all are invited to attend.