When speaking of the dead, my grandparents always prefaced the name with what phonetically sounded like "aboonamada". I have heard/used the term "buonanima" when referencing the passing of others, but cannot figure out the exact translation or correct spelling of the phrase my grandparents used. Thank you for any assistance.
My spelling was English phonetics. Grandparents were from Naples, came to the US as adults in the 1940's.