Thomas T. Brunoski
Thomas Tadeusz Brunoski, M.D.,M.S., 79, of Westport, CT the beloved husband of Josephine A. Brunoski, died peacefully in his home after a short illness with pancreatic cancer.
Born in Passaic, NJ on August 24, 1941 to Thomas Brunoski and Rosalie D. Brunoski. Tom attended the Newark College of Engineering, graduating in 1963 with a degree in electrical engineering. After working for a few years as an engineer in the defense field, he realized he wanted to be a physician. In 1966, he entered medical school at New York Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, NY. Following his graduation in1970, he did a surgical internship at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC. After working as a physician in NYC for several years, Tom entered the School of Human Nutrition at Columbia University in 1981, obtaining an MS in Human Nutrition.
In 1982, Tom met Robert C. Atkins and joined his practice as one of three physicians practicing alternative and complementary medicine in NYC at that time. After several years of honing his expertise in that area of medicine, Tom, along with his wife, Josephine who is a RN, opened a medical practice in 1988 in their Westport home. In his practice of medicine, Tom used all healing options for his patients including standard medical, nutritional and alternative medicine, but a nutritional approach was his cornerstone treatment. He endeavored to teach his patients how to use diet to help their maladies. He prescribed exercise as a mode of treatment, not just an adjunct. Tom encouraged and guided his patients to evaluate and plan their own treatment to maintain good health. He staunchly believed in more reliance on nutrition and less reliance on medications and invasive medical interventions. He was dedicated to his patients and the art of the practice of medicine until several months before his death. He saw each patient as an individual with their own set of problems and concerns and compassionately gave them his time and his knowledge.
Tom will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his wife Josephine; daughter Annabelle; son-in-law Mike; grandsons Michael and Charlie; sisters Elizabeth and Christine; brother-in-law Cliff; nephew Thomas; brother-in-law Ron; nieces Lauren and Samantha; nephew-in-law Tony, and great-niece Zoe.
Donations may be made in Tom's honor to one of the following charities: www.bridgeportrescuemission.org
To view his tribute page or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com