CECCOLINI, BRUNO Bruno Ceccolini, 90, beloved husband of 65 years to Ruth Sokolosky Ceccolini of Branford, died Saturday at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Bruno was born in Stony Creek August 24, 1922, son of the late Bruno and Phyllis Locarno Ceccolini, and was a lifelong resident of Branford. Bruno was one of the first full time, paid firefighters in Branford at Company 8, Headquarters, where he also served as captain. He was a member and past captain of Stony Creek Fire Rescue Co. 5 for over 70 years. Bruno also served as a Deputy Fire Marshal in Branford, and worked for the Branford Public Works Department. He was an avid Branford sports fan, attending countless games of his children and grandchildren over the years. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends on the Branford green and at the bocce courts at Branford Point, and driving around Branford in his truck with his faithful dog "Mocha" by his side. Besides his wife, Bruno is survived by his children, Linda (Joseph) Wyers of Hamilton, NJ, Robert (Deborah) Ceccolini of Branford, and Gary (Natalie) Ceccolini of Ann Arbor, MI; his 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Harold Ceccolini and his sisters, Florence Cooke and Edith Doebrick. Friends are invited to call Tuesday evening from 4 - 7 PM, and may attend a funeral service Wednesday morning at 10:00 in the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Stony Creek Fire Rescue Co. 5, P. O. Box 3312, Stony Creek, CT 06405. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.
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Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 8, 2013
Clancy & Sons Funeral Home
244 Main Street Branford, CT 06405