Peter Bruno

Peter Bruno
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Peter Leo Bruno, 94, of Belleville, IL, born November 29, 1920, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Bruno retired from Carpenters Local 169, East St. Louis, IL, after 50 years of service.  He was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Pete was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving in a special operations unit under General Patton in Italy and North Africa.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and he will be dearly missed by his family.

Pete was preceded in death by his father, John Bruno; his mother, Rose, nee Gedda, Craft; and a brother, Nick Bruno.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 68 years, Anne, nee Seka, Bruno, whom he married on April 12, 1947, in Granite City, IL;
his daughter, Carla (Thomas) Butler of Belleville, IL;
his son, John (Lisa) Bruno of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Amy (Ty) Sterthman, Erin (Steve) Connolly,
Adam Bruno, and Jeremy Bruno;
two step-grandchildren, John Vahlkamp and Amanda Vahlkamp;
and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Dylan, and Keara Connolly,
and Kyle Klees.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 S. Illinois St., Belleville, IL  62220, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.


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