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John V. Bruno, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, June 25th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for John V. Bruno, who passed away unexpectedly on Father’s Day, June 21st, while Bruno, Johnrecreating at the Twin Rivers Resort in Rhode Island. His funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately.


Born and raised in Somerville, he attended school there and was a student at Bunker Hill Community College, and Valedictorian of his class. He lived in South Boston and Boston’s Back Bay for over 25 years, before moving to Revere in 2001. His entire working career was devoted to the food industry. From proprietorships of restaurants, as well as the actual construction of the buildings and later as a chef and waiter.


He is the beloved husband of 39 years to Julia L. “Judy” (Gillespie) Bruno. He is the devoted father of Denise M. Bruno-Matthews of Lexington, Bonnie D. Bruno and her wife Peggy L. Sheets of Nashua, NH, formerly of Somerville, Tanya J. Bruno-Kelly and her husband Joseph G. of South Boston and John V. Bruno, III and his companion Milgros “Millie” Pena. He is also the dear brother of Marion Birch and her husband Victor of Medford, Emily Gmitter and her husband Michael, Michael Bruno and his wife Diane, all of Lynn, Robert Reska and his wife Vivi of Wakefield, Alice Dixon and her husband Robert of Arlington, George Young of Wakefield, Marie Griffin of Medford and the late Lena Phelan and Dennis Bruno. He is also lovingly survived by his 3 grandchildren, Sophia Rose and Olivia Rose Kelly and Justin M. Bruno and his brother in law, David Fleet of Burlington. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 25th at 1:30 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

In Lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908

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  1. Kathleen Bruno Betti
    Jun 24 2015

    Very sorry for your loss. It is sad losing a loved one. He was a brother that I didn’t know very well but sad nonetheless. May his soul rest in peace and God Bless your family.

  2. Adele Chang
    Jun 23 2015

    Sorry for the My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Tony Cimorelli
    Jun 23 2015

    Sorry to hear about the loss of my loving cousin Johnny Boy. I have fond memories of our times as youngsters, especially the elevated trains that ran by his apartment. He’s now united with his wonderful full of love mother. Love you Jonny!!

  4. Gina & Tom Castiello
    Jun 23 2015

    Judy, Denise, Bonnie, Tanya & John & entire family,

    So saddened to hear about the loss of Johnny Boy.
    I have many fond memories.
    Have a burger with my daddy & Uncle George.
    Dance with the angels.
    Sorry I can not attend the arrangements.

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