James R. Bruno – September 1, 2020

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                    RAVENA – James R. Bruno, 86, passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2020 with his loving family by his side.  Jim lived his entire life in Ravena and is the son of the late Ralph and Anna Bruno.

     James was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.  In 1996 he retired from the former Blue Circle Cement Co. after many years of service.  He was a friend to many people including, policemen, firemen, village highway workers and just about anyone he met.  He will be missed greatly by his family and many friends.

     Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Geraldine L. Bruno.  Survivors include his daughters, Deborah (John) Carras and Darlene Bruno; brother, John (Carol) Bruno; sister, Gloria (Joseph) Campoli; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Bert, Frank, Louis and Joseph Bruno, his sisters, Rose Schwalb, Josephine DeBarth, Marie Louise McCormick and Nancy Pucci; and his grandson, John Carras.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Friday, September 4th from 4 to 7 PM.  COVID restrictions will be in effect.  Limited number of people in the building at one time, masks will be required and social distancing will be followed.  Funeral service, with a limit of 60 people attending, will be held at 8 AM on Saturday, September 5th with a Mass at The Church of St. Patrick, 21 Main St., Ravena.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  The family would like you to consider, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of James to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.