February 6, 1938 – February 4, 2019
Mr. Richard Bruno, a long-time resident of Copiague, L.I., passed on Monday, February 4th, just days short of his 81st birthday.
Richard was born in Brooklyn to his late parents, Charles and Emma. He and his bride, the former Eileen Bellis, have shared 27 years together since 1982. They made their home in Copiague, where they raised their own family.
In his years of work, he served in the sheet metal fabricating industry. Richard retired from his profession as a Programmer and Engineer from Ultimate Precision in Farmingdale.
His children describe their dad as a man with quite a stubborn streak, but doted on his beloved and late wife, Eileen. Together they loved to travel – visiting local destinations like Mohegan Sun, a longer trek to the country of Spain, and to Booths Bay, Maine for weekend getaways; and then off to Tennessee, Vermont and Clearwater, Florida for holiday and family gatherings. With a love of skiing, they traveled all over the area to enjoy time away especially to Killington and Wyndham mountains. Richard and Eileen shared a love for wine – white for her, red for him. He also found a passion in gardening, and enjoyed building and woodworking -he built all the cabinets in his kitchen. Richard enjoyed football and was an avid Giants fan. In past summers, he owned a sailboat; and could be found at Tanner Park, heading out onto the Great South Bay; and other times, you’d find him crabbing off the piers at Tanner Park.
Richard is predeceased by his beloved, Eileen; and all his siblings. Surviving are his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his cat, Fred.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 6th from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Interment services are private.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019