Anthony Bruno

anthony bruno
Tony passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on September 4, 2016. Tony is survived by his beloved bride of 61 years, Shirley Stagnaro Bruno, his two children and their spouses, Lori Bruno and John Latimer, Tony and Kym Bruno, as well as his five cherished grandchildren, Gina and Tyler Congi, Dominic Bruno and his fiancée Lauren Gardiner, and Courtney and Johnathan Bruno. Tony also leaves behind one brother, Erasmo (Rusty) Bruno, his sisters-in-law, Madeline Spediacci, Marie Doty, and Agnes Stagnaro, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle 'Junior. Tony was born in Pittsburg, CA to Antonino Bruno and Rosina Lucido Bruno; he was the youngest of eight children. Tony attended elementary and high school in Pittsburg. While attending Pittsburg High, Tony played trumpet in the school band and performed at many events in Pittsburg. Tony joined the US Navy following his graduation in 1951, and proudly served his country during the Korean conflict. After Tony and Shirley married in 1955 they bought their first home in South San Francisco before moving to Fremont in 1966. Tony worked at Edison Brothers (Leeds Shoes) for 38 years as Store Manager. Tony knew no strangers and made everyone feel like a friend, therefore building a long standing customer following. Tony was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and served as Head Usher at the 9:00 a.m. mass for many years. Tony was also a member of SIRS. Tony is preceded in death by his mother and father, Antonino and Rosina, as well as his in-laws John Stagnaro and Angelina Marotto Stagnaro and his six siblings A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fremont. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to American Hospice and Home Health Services and/or the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System.

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  1. Prayers and thoughts are sent to the entire Bruno family from Ann Arbor, MI. Lori, many hugs are especially sent your way during this difficult time.

  2. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My memories of your dad date back into my own childhood when your parents and mine got together for dinner parties. He will always be remembered fondly.

  3. I grew up next door to you and you are always a part of my family. I love you and miss you, Tony. The way you always checked in and took interest in me and my siblings lives will always resonate with me, and I am proud to have known a man of such class. You will be remembered and revered. Take care, my friend.

  4. I am at a loss of words, but there is always this, from one vetrean to another “Semper Fortis” “Non Sibi Sed Patriae” and “Semper Fidelis”. I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss Tony, he was always good to us Walton kids. He was a man who made this world a better place.

  5. Dearest Shirley, Gina, Tyler and family. I am heartbroken by the loss of my dear neighbor, Tony. I have so many wonderful and fond memories growing up next door to him and Shirley. I know we probably drove you both crazy over the years during the 90’s, but you always showed only love to us. I will miss our chats, Tony. Thank you for always being such a kind hearted, loving neighbor. Shirley, we are all here for you and everyone of you need anything at all. Love you all

  6. I am so sorry. Uncle Tony was such a wonderful man, full of love. He will be missed so much. My prayers to all of you during your time of grief.

  7. I am sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. Our loss is heaven’s gain. His was a kind and generous heart with a gentle sense of humor.

  8. Though my acquaintance with Tony was very short, I just cannot forget His Smiling face and gentle nature. I Pray to The Almighty for all of His Family and Friends during this time of grief and May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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