MERIDEN - Bruce E. Biondino, 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Miller Memorial Community.
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Born March 3, 1948 in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Charles and Isabelle (Dortensio) Biondino. Bruce grew up in Wallingford where he attended local schools and was a parishioner and lector at SS. Peter and Paul Church. He was employed as a Facilities Assigner for SNET from where he retired after many years of service. Bruce proudly served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and fought in the "Battle of Hue City" in 1968. He received three Purple Hearts, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal with one star and the Vietnamese Campaign Medal with device. Bruce was a photographer for the Telephone Pioneers of America, an avid N.Y. Yankee fan; he followed Indy Racing and collected antique Aladdin Lamps. Bruce was a gentle man who loved his family.
Bruce is survived by the mother of his children Mary (Hall) Biondino; his son, James E. Biondino; his daughter, Jena Biondino, all of Meriden; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Biondino, of Wallingford, Paula Biondino, of Meriden; his cousin and good friends, Lynn and Mike Reynolds; two nephews, Robert Biondino, Esq., of Colorado, Giancarlo Biondino, of Meriden; three nieces, Alysha Havrilla, of Colorado, Marissa Biondino, of Southington, Francesca Biondino, of Meriden and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers, C. Robert Biondino, MD and Boyd Biondino.
His family would like to thank the staff at Miller Memorial Community for the wonderful care given to Bruce.
Family and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian burial on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Wallingford. Burial with military honors will follow in Memoriam Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden. To send an online expression of sympathy please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in memory of Bruce may be made to the Marine Corp. Foundation Assoc., P.O. Box 1775, Quantico, VA 22134 or to SS. Peter & Paul Church, 139 No. Orchard St., Wallingford, CT 06492.
Stempien Funeral Home, Inc.
450 Broad Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on May 25, 2012