June I Bruno - December 21, 2016

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RAVENA – June I. Bruno, 97, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.  She was born June Ida Mergendahl on November 18, 1919 to William D. and Laura (Glass) Mergendahl who predeceased her.  June graduated from Kingston High School in June of 1939.  She then attended Brady Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her diploma in Early Childhood Nursing and went to work for the Frank Suderly family of Coeymans caring for their three children.  It was there she met her husband Frank Bruno, Sr.  They married on October 29, 1944.  Frank (Gee) predeceased her on August 23, 2004.  June was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for Senior Projects of Ravena for many years.  She loved their food and enjoyed the friendship and the activities that the “center” provided her.  June created and taught ceramics for several years.  In the past few years she distributed her vast collection of ceramics amongst her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

      Survivors include her sons, Frank (Linda) Bruno, Jr. of Coeymans and Ralph (Rocky) Bruno of Clifton Park; and nephew, raised as her son, David (Darlene) Mergendahl.  Grandma June will be missed by her grandchildren; Jonathan Bruno, Amy Bruno-McDonald, Sarah (Robert) Bruno-Robichaud, Rafaella (Scott) Dewsbury, Ashley Bruno. Her great-grandchildren Josephine Forezzi, Jessica VanAlystyne, Jacob Bruno; Ciarra and Austen McDonald; Alexis and Madison Bruno, Robert-Joseph and Ryan Robichaud; Isabelle, Elizabeth and Madeline Dewsbury. Great-great children, Bentley and Avery. Grand nephew Jonathan Mergendahl.

      June was predeceased by her brothers, Elwood, Frederick, Albert, James, William D. Jr., Robert, Frank, Ernest and sister, Charlotte Stalhut.

      A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Church of St. Patrick, Ravena.  There will be no calling hours.

      Memorial contribution in memory of June may be made to Senior Projects of Ravena, 9 Bruno Blvd., Ravena, NY 12143 or to the Capital Campaign The Church of St. Patrick, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143