Agnes E. Bruso

February 16, 1921March 22, 2021

Agnes E. (Dubruiel) Bruso, 100 of Peterborough and formerly of Swanzey, NH, passed away Monday March 22, 2021 following a period of declining health.

She was born in Claremont, NH on February 16, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Matilda (Gregoire) Dubruiel.

Agnes had worked in various types of employment throughout her life. She retired from American Optical in Keene.

She had been a communicant of St. Anthony’s parish in Swanzey and later at St. Bernard’s Church of Keene. She was a homebody who loved to cook and always tried new recipes using the latest cookery being offered on the market. She thoroughly enjoyed watching her soap operas, cooking shows and game shows. She dabbled in oil painting and tried utilizing the techniques of Bob Ross. She kept her mind active doing Jumble and crossword puzzles up to her last few years.

A grand celebration was given to her on her 100th birthday by Pheasant Wood Center and Compassus Hospice.

Agnes leaves behind her niece Sharon Dubruiel and family friend Jon O’Brien of Keene; brother Albert Dubruiel and his wife Barbara of Bronson, FL; daughter Janet Whitman; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews throughout the country.

She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Bruso; siblings Harold Dubruiel, Ovide Dubreuiel, Rita Scarborough, Julian Dubruiel, Irene Lee, and her sister and roommate at Pheasant Wood Center, Helen Dubruiel, who passed away January 11, 2021.

A private mass will be held for the family. Burial will take place later this spring at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to an organization that was endeared by her, The Salvation Army, 15 Roxbury Plaza, Keene NH 03431, or to one’s preferred charity.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Lori Armstrong

March 24, 2021

I remember going swimming in her swimming pool my brother tried teach me how to swim. Also Agnes was always laughing.