James Peter Bonenfant, Age 53, of Redford Michigan passed away on August 6, 2018 of a heart attack. James (Jim) was born in Detroit Michigan on June 25, 1965. He graduated from Benedictine Catholic High School and continued on to receive an associates degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn. Jim began his work career at the GM Proving Grounds in Milford MI working in the Safety / Crash Test Laboratory. After a few years, he moved on to work for the Ford Motor Company at their Electronics Technical Center in Dearborn. Due to a disability, Jim left Ford. He began spending time working a variety of jobs at The Gathering Place Clubhouse where he received community support and guidance which helped him remain independent. Jim is survived by his seven siblings….Joe, Mike Jean, Pat, Carol, Katie, and Theresa, along with 37 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Renelda Bonenfant. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 12th, 2018 from 2pm – 6pm at Manns Family Funeral Home, 17000 Middlebelt Rd in Livonia. Rosary will be prayed at 5PM. The funeral mass will be held, Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11 AM at St. Valentine Church, 14841 Beech Daly Rd in Redford. Rev Fr. Socorro Fernandes presiding. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield at a later date.