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Bruno Martello

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Bruno F. Martello

1932 - 2016 Bruno F. Martello, 84, of 100 Lucia Drive, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on July 9th. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and proud grandfather. Son of late Eugenio and Grace Derestino Martello he was born in Pittsfield, MA on March 17, 1932. After attending Pittsfield High School, he went to work at G.E. in 1949. He then enlisted in the Navy in May of 1952. He was assigned aboard the USS Formoe DE 509 where he served for four years aboard the ship and was a 2nd class Gunner's Mate. After honorable discharge in May of 1956 he went to work for Bland Electric for seven years. After he left Bland's, he worked for General Electric retiring with over 30 years of service in 1992. Bruno was a communicant of the former Mt. Carmel Church and then became a communicant of St. Mark's Church. He was a 14 yr. member of the Fr. William S. Contino Italian American War Veterans Post 75. He faithfully donated blood to the American Red Cross for over 30 years. Bruno was a fixture at the Boys Club Hockey program for a number of years. He eventually became an assistant coach with his longtime friend Jim McKenna in the house league program coaching Bantams, Midgets, and Juniors. He not only drew much enjoyment from coaching the players, but so did the boys he coached. He spent 4 years coaching in the Intramural / Midget program for High School age skaters. He also assisted in coaching the Junior All Star / travel team during its two year existence. Bruno often saw his former players around Pittsfield and again drew much pleasure when they would recognize him and say hello even 10-15 years afterwards. He loved to cook, play golf at the GEAA, listen to Frank Sinatra, and was a faithful Red Sox, NY Giants, and NE Patriots fan. He spent the last 24 years enjoying his winters in Bradenton, Florida. Bruno had a heart of gold and put faith, family, and friends first. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Rutigliano and they were married on June 10, 1956 at St. John's Church, Center Moriches, L.I, NY. They recently celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage. Bruno is also survived by his loving children: daughter Teresa Martello Palmieri (Joseph) of Pittsfield, Steven Martello of Pittsfield, and Mark Martello (Kerri) of Smithfield, R.I. Five cherished grandchildren: Tamara Morgan, Travis Morgan, Danielle Palmieri, Michael and Matthew Martello. His extended family was very special to him: Esther (Victoria) Passier and husband Jack, Rutigliano family, Martello family, and Viscuso family. He is predeceased by his sister Esther Sibolski who died February 18th, 1946, his brother Eugene Martello Jr. who died November 11, 1994, and his sister Elizabeth Rutigliano who died August 27, 2000. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Bruno F. Martello will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mark's Church, 400 West St., Pittsfield, MA celebrated by the Rev. John C. Salatino, Pastor. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA will be Wednesday July 13, from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires or St. Mark's Church in care of the funeral home. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of HospiceCare in the Berkshires for their tender loving care. To send a card or message please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 12, 2016
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