Cookie & Toni Cann Bonasso will be honorees at the 2018 Irish Legends Gala which will be held at Via Veneto on Saturday, March 24.
Toni is the daughter of Carmine Cann, Sr. (St. Mary’s Class of 1948) and the late Florence Chico Cann. She is one of seven siblings who graduated from Notre Dame. All seven siblings graduated from WVU following in the footsteps of her father (WVU Law School 1954). She graduated from WVU School of Nursing (1977) and has been working for Ohio Health Hospital System on a contingent basis for the last 29 years. In the community, Toni is a member of St. Ann’s Women’s Auxiliary Council, a longtime volunteer for both the Dublin Irish Festival and the Columbus Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts (CAPA). Louis, everybody calls him Cookie, attended Fairmont State College and found his professional calling in the Oil & Gas Industry. Starting as a Landman and working his way into purchasing and marketing of natural gas and oil predominantly in the Appalachian Basin for the better part of 35 years ending in 2014. Cookie was known for his ability to create “win win” situations for the clients he worked with. He is a Charter Member and Past Grand Knight of K of C Council 10863.Toni and Cookie have resided in Dublin, OH (a suburb of Columbus) since 1988.They are the parents of three children (Louis Jr., Florence Barnes and Annette Madsen). They are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren. They are parishioners of St. Brigid of Kildare Church where Toni volunteers for various committees including the Social Action Committee, Meals on Wheels and Holy Casseroles. They are honored to be chosen as Irish Legends.