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Obituary for August "Augie" S. Bruno

Passed to Eternal Life Tuesday, September 19, 2017, age 85 years due to complications from throat cancer. Loving husband of LaVerne (nee Mathey). Dear father of Christine (Joseph) Gush, Steve (Cynthia) Bruno, Robert Bruno and Susan (1958 – 1962) Bruno. Proud grandfather of Nicholas and Stephanie Bruno, Michelle (Todd) Nadeau, Christopher Gush, Susan (Paul) LaRouche and Steven (Kathryn) Gush. Loving great grandfather of Ashley and DJ. Brother-in-law to Ruth (the late Dominik) Bruno. Dedicated friend to Fr. Michael Frankwick (and Brother Basil). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Born in Waukesha to James & Anna (Micheale) Bruni, who had immigrated to the U.S. from Ceccano, Italy. In the late 1930’s, as the story goes, James & Anna changed their family name to Bruno to simplify mail delivery. August was the youngest and last surviving of 6 siblings (Frank, Kate, Mary, James, Dominik). Augie worked for over 30 years at Borden Dairy in West Allis. Starting as a Milkman he worked his way up over the years training semi-drivers and in sales as Distributor Manager. This role was perfect for his outgoing (social-butterfly) personality. He spent his last 14 working years at the Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction. Again his personality and affection for cars (he loved Buicks!) was a great fit. He was a story-teller, bringing smiles and laughs to family, friends and co-workers. After he finally retired, he was a dedicated husband and caregiver to his wife as she struggled to recover from a devastating fall that landed her in a wheelchair and residency at St Ann Rest Home. August was a daily visitor, sometimes 2-3 times, to spend time with his wife. He was happiest over the last several years of his life when he was in the same room with his wife LaVerne. Visitation Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at the Funeral Home at 10 AM followed by Funeral Service at Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Ann Rest Home (2020 S. Muskego Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204) appreciated.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home

10210 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227





12:00 PM
Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home

10210 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227

Cemetery Details


Mount Olivet Cemetery

3801 W Morgan Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53221

Memorial Contribution

ST. Ann's Rest Home

2020 South Muskego Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204

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