Sonny Mondello, owner of Mondello bakeries and bakery director for America’s first supermarket King Kullen, has passed away at the age of 85.

He was a leader in the bakery industry with his wealth of knowledge about how to make bakeries profitable in today’s competitive world.

He leaves behind his wife, Janet, his daughter, Jenny Ann; and two sons, Thomas and Ron Mondello, the owner of Unisource Food Equipment.