Salvatore A. Bruno

June 18, 1939April 13, 2013

MONTEREY – Salvatore A. Bruno, a Monterey native, passed away at Community Hospital on Saturday, April 13, 2013. A vibrant and generous man who's infectious laughter and compassionate spirit touched all who knew him. Sal most enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends always welcoming them into his home offering feasts of food and wine with a huge smile. Sal is survived by his wife and sweetheart, Cathy, who found each other and loved each other deeply and passionately since 1985. Sal is also survived by his sister Marion Rappa, and his three beautiful children, Juliana, Anthony and Jennifer who have blessed him with six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. All who knew and loved Sal will miss him deeply. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at San Carlos Cathedral, where Sal was baptized as an infant, this Friday, April 26 at 1:30 PM. Because of Sal's compassion for those in need, memorial contributions are suggested to Loaves and Fishes, c/o San Carlos Cathedral, 500 Church St., Monterey, 93940, Dorothy's Kitchen, 30 Soledad, Salinas, 93901 or to any organization that cares for the hungry and the homeless. Please visit to sign Sal's guest book and leave messages for his family.


  • Mass Of Christian Burial Friday, April 26, 2013

Salvatore A. Bruno

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Terri Machado

May 13, 2014

I miss you Sal! I know you're making some excellent red wine, and watching over everyone you love. You are thought about often.

April 21, 2014

Hi Uncle its been a year since you passed and its still hard. we miss you so much, I miss you all the time. so much to tell you, or for you to give your advice.
Just miss your smiles or calling me to make sausage. I miss our holidays, they seem so pointless now. I love and miss you
your neice Deborah

March 4, 2014

Thinking about you and missing you today, Dad. I love you.

June 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dad. I know Nana is happy to be celebrating with you today. I love and miss you so very much.

Niece Deborah

June 7, 2013

I miss you uncle...I miss my life without you all the laughs or just to talk. You were always the glue to our family and now you are gone. I know you are in good company with other family members. Our days are short and I know I will see you again. Lots of hugs and know you are always in my thoughts. I just want to know what a impact you made on all our lives. I love and miss uncle Sal

June 6, 2013

Dad, not a day has gone by that I haven't thought of you. I miss you so much and wish I could pick up the phone and call you..I love you.


May 8, 2013

Dad, this will be my first birthday without you. I won't be able to hear you sing Happy Birthday to me like you've done every year of my life. I love you and miss you so much.

May 5, 2013

Salvatore did not know me and none of your family knows me. But, I am moved by his generosity and will make a donation to Dorothy's Kitchen in his name. I can see what a big heart he had and your loss is great. There are no words.

bart lucido

May 1, 2013

I knew sal in grade school very to see he passed


April 30, 2013

I miss you soo much Nanu! I love you!