Leonard Salvatore Bruno of Highland Lakes, N.J, entered into rest on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was 94 years old.
The son of Paul and Frances Graziano Bruno, he was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in New York City.
Leonard was a World War II veteran who had served in the 21st infantry stationed in occupied Japan and served as a rifleman and a cook.
He was a retired New York City Sanitation worker.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Rose Palesado Bruno; daughter Donna Deloy and husband Thomas; grandson Thomas Leonard Deloy; son Paul Bruno and wife Darlene; grandchildren Paul Vito Bruno and Kristen Vivian Bruno; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Paul and Vito “Willy” Bruno and his sister Concetta Bruno.
Leonard loved all of his dogs he had throughout the years. He loved growing vegetables in his garden, fishing and crabbing and his grandchildren they were his pride and joy.
Visitation as well as a funeral service were held March 16 at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route 1, Pine Island.
Burial will be held in Glenwood Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.