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Joseph C. Bova

Joseph C. Bova

d. May 23, 2023

Indianapolis

Joseph C. Bova, 93, lifelong Indianapolis resident, passed away May 23, 2023.  Mr. Bova was born one of twelve children to the late Michael and Josephine (Mascari) Bova.  He married JoAnn (Pons) Bova on June 14, 1953, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and she survives. 

Joe graduated from Emmerich Manual High School and proudly served in the United States Army.  He joined the family business, Bova Fruit Company, and retired in 1999, after more than fifty years.  At work, he was affectionately known as “Uncle Joe”.  He was known to place a phone call with a familiar introduction, “this is J.C.B. from B.F.C.” 

Always proud of his Italian heritage and his Catholic faith, Joe was a charter member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Downey Council #3660.  He was a sports fan who always looked forward to cheering on the home teams, the Colts and the Pacers.  In addition to his faith, he was a very caring, protective, and proud family man.  Joe was an honest man whose wise council will be forever cherished by his loved ones. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Lena Zahm, Frank Bova, Paul Bova, Trina Ray, Santina Gallamore, Rosie Polk, Anna Squillace, and Michael Bova, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, JoAnn; children, Michael J. (Kim) Bova, Josephine M. (Eric) Evans, Nancy A. (Brandon) Pinna, and Christina D. Spears; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2023, in the Narthex at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross/St. Joe Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Barnabas Catholic Church.  O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. 
www.ORileyBranson.com 

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