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John P. Bruno, Jr.
December 3, 1953 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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John P. Bruno, Jr., beloved husband of Karen (Clemente) Bruno, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Born in Boston, John is the beloved son of John and Louisa (Dippolito) Bruno. John grew up in the North End of Boston and was a graduate of St. Mary’s School in Cambridge. He proudly served in the United States Army following graduation. Being in the Army gave him the opportunity to learn many new trades, including getting his pilot’s license and earning a bachelor degree in Engineering.
John married his wife Karen and they settled in Reading to raise their family. He worked for many years as a program manager at Hanscom Air Force Base and retired in 2010. John enjoyed music, especially Frank Sinatra, Chicago and Michael Buble’. He traveled extensively, but his favorite destination was Disney World. John was a lover of good food and wine. He owned and operated Ida’s Restaurant of the North End and of Reading. In addition to his love of food, John loved jewelry and would always have on something nice to go with everything.
Sports were always a joy, but his favorite sports to watch were those that his children and grandchildren played. John also was a dog lover. Family was his greatest joy and greatest importance. His love, closeness and devotion to his immediate and extended family and friends was unlike any other. He will be deeply miss by all who loved him.
In addition to being the loving husband of Karen, he is the devoted father of Christin Gurgo and her husband Eric of Swampscott, John Bruno and his wife Stephanie of Reading and Philip Bruno of Reading. Cherished grandfather of Giuliana and Eric Gurgo and Taytum, Maverick and Ashylnn Bruno. Beloved brother of Paul Bruno and his wife Donna and loving uncle of Michelle, Paul, Diedre, Christopher, Caitlin, Courtney, Brendan, Jonathan, Jeremy, Nathan, Gretchen, A.J., Dante and Santino. John also leaves his beloved dogs Major, Montana and Teahupo’o.
Family and friends are cordially invited to gather for visiting hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (Corner of Park St. and Rt. 28 at the Reading line) on Friday, August 5th, 2022 from 4 to 8pm.
Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 9:30am, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 10:30am.
Burial to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading.