Long time Sonoma resident Bruno Mazzucchi passed away on February 7th, 2013. Bruno was born on November 29th, 1924 on his family's dairy in Petaluma, CA. He was raised on the dairy and graduated from Petaluma High School. As a young man, he moved to Sonoma and worked at various jobs including, the US Plywood Mill, Leveroni's Dairy, as a butcher at Country Side Meats, and the Veterans Hospital. He tended bar in local establishments, Jerry's, Stieners, and The Blue Moon Salon. He loved hunting, fishing and good food. He also had a passion for barbequing and was well known for his sauce and cooking skills. Bruno is survived by a brother Roland, sisters Melba Newman, and Marie Lopus, former wife Beverly Mazzucchi, sons Ron, Larry, Steve, Darrell, David, and daughter Lois McAuliffe, 16 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, friends, and family in Italy. A celebration of Bruno's life will be held on February 13, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. at the Sonoma Valley Moose Lodge, 20580 Broadway.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013