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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

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38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Joseph A. Bruno Sr. “Papa”

7/15/1947 - 4/03/2024

Joseph A. Bruno Sr. “Papa”, age 76 of Concord, passed away April 3rd, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was born July 15th, 1947 in Cleveland to the late Santuccio and Angelarose Bruno.

Joe enjoyed his Arabian horses and making wine. Joe loved nothing more than his sweetheart June, being a father, and Papa to his grandchildren.

Joe was the loving husband of 53 years to June Bruno (nee Wrobel); beloved father of Jason (Karen) Bruno, Jacqui Bruno, Justin Bruno, Jon (Sarah) Bruno and Joey (Jacqueline) Bruno; dearest grandfather of Anthony and Stephanie Bruno, Justin and Ashley Occhinero, Jenna, Jimmy and Jianna Rhodes-Bruno, James and Joey Bruno, and expected baby boy Bruno, Jack, Julian and Juliana Bruno, and the late Ashley Bruno; brother of Catherine Tagg and Palma Bruno; brother in law of Kathy Vadas and Robin (Angelo) Ferrari, and the late Paulette Leonardi; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The Bruno family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday at St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Concord (Please meet at the church). Entombment at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

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20 Replies to “Joseph A. Bruno Sr. “Papa””

  1. My sincere sympathy to the family


    1. So sorry to hear this. He was a great guy and treated me like family. He will be missed..


  2. Amy Heather Pierce April 4, 2024 at 2:43 pm

    Dear June and Family,
    I am saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. May warm memories comfort you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Warmly, Amy Heather Pierce


    1. Mike and Sharon Dwyer April 6, 2024 at 11:11 pm

      So sorry for your loss our prayers are for your family at this.


  3. Dearest Junie and Family,
    There are no words express my sympathy to you all. The memories of almost 50 years just keep flooding back in my thoughts Of course the words “Thatsa My Son!” are echoing in my mind! Joey was a Special Special Guy and his memory is a true Blessing to me as I’m Sure it is with you All……G-d Bless you All


  4. Kristy Rini Breslaw April 4, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss :’(
    Kristy, Ralph & Jake Breslaw


  5. Chris Mitchell April 4, 2024 at 7:32 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the Bruno family.


  6. Dear June and the entire Bruno family, I was very saddened to hear of Joey’s passing. I have fond memories of interacting with Joey and June with the whole Hairways crew. Although I have lived in Florida for the last 25 yrs. I have never forgotten my Ohio roots. My deepest condolences and he RIP!! 🙏🙏 Jerry Miano


  7. Tamara Schneider April 4, 2024 at 9:51 pm

    Dearest June so sorry for your loss
    May your memories hold you tight
    Tammy Schneider


  8. Suzanne Schaefer April 4, 2024 at 10:18 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Joe. Love to you and your wonderful family.
    My love, Suzanne


  9. Marie Calaway April 5, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    All of us at the barn loved Joe and his dedication to God, family and his horses. We are so devastated but look forward to seeing him again . Our prayers and love to his family. Tom,Marie, James,Grace, Mindy,Jill. ♥️💔🙏


  10. Dear June,

    I am so sorry to hear that Joe died. He seemed so vigorous at Otto’s Memorial Service-

    ‘Sincere condolences to you & your family.

    I’m highly recommend ‘Grief Share’ which is held in Methodist Churches nationwide. I’m still going. It’s beyond amazing.


  11. So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family Sharon and Mike Dwyer


  12. Sorry for your loss . He made wonderful wine for me for years. Great individual.


  13. To Justin and his family. I send my sincere condolences in the loss of your dad. Please know I am praying for peace for you and your family as you go through these tough next few days. You are blessed to be able to share your memories of your dad.


  14. So very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers are with you all ❤️


  15. Very sorry to hear about Joes passing. I have only meet him twice, he is a very nice man. I know he will be missed.
    My prayers for the family.


  16. Bob and Eileen Wrobel April 9, 2024 at 7:56 pm

    Cousin June and Family,

    So sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Please accept our condolences. You’re in our prayers.


  17. So very sorry for the loss of your dad, Jacqui. Love and hugs to you and your family. Prayers for you all.


  18. Rosie Finocchioli Wasko April 13, 2024 at 10:22 pm

    RIP Joe. A long time ago you were one of my favorite people. My condolences to June and your beautiful family.


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