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Mrs. Irene Brutto
Utica, NY
Mrs. Irene (Kukowski) Brutto, 94, passed away unexpectedly with her loving family by her side on Friday, January 4, 2013, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Born in Bayonne, NJ, on August 8, 1918, Irene was one of twelve children of Frank and Rose (Majkowski) Kukowski. She was raised and educated in Utica. On November 25, 1936, Irene was joined in marriage to Salvatore Sam Brutto. They shared over seventy-four loving years together until Sam passed away on June 8, 2011. A kind, gentle, and loving woman, Irenes life revolved around her family. Her happiest moments in life were spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Holidays were always a special time for her and her presence will be forever missed. She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Donald Ambrose and Frances and Jack Getti, all of Utica; her son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Donna Brutto, of Frankfort; her beloved grandchildren, Donald and Tina Ambrose, Debbie and Mike Malek, Dana and Nick Mosca, Deanna Ambrose and Mike Galligano, Stephanie Brutto, Olivia Brutto, Erica and Erik Leao, Lisa and Brian Kempisty and Jeffrey and Stephanie Getti; ten great-grandchildren, Brittany, Samantha, Bella, Lexi, Jenna, Jillian, Makenzie, Carli, Ariana, Jaeden, Brianna, Owen, Olivia, and Jiana; her beloved sisters, Florence and Dorothy Kukowski, Helen Wierzbicki, and Jean Zajac; many beloved nieces and nephews; her little four-legged son, Billy; and her lifelong friend, Lena Grasso. She was predeceased by five brothers, Joseph, Henry, Ziggy, Chester, and Edward Kukowski; and two sisters, Mae Warsh and Clara Burline. Her funeral will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. from The Matt Funeral Home and at 11a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday (Today) from 2-5 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger Street, corner of Mohawk Street, Utica. Online memorials at MattFuneralHome.com
Mrs. Irene Brutto
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2013
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