Fidenzio "Bruno" Pio Decimo Brunello Thursday, April 25, 1935 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Fidenzio “Bruno” Pio Decimo Brunello, age 82, was called home to heaven on Saturday, May 27, 2017 while at his home surrounded by family. He was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He attended UCSB where he received his degree in Education. He also played football and baseball for the Gauchos. After graduating, he proudly joined the National Guard. Following his time in the military, Bruno continued his baseball career with the Chicago Cubs.
Upon leaving the Cubs organization, he made his way to Santa Maria, California and started his teaching career. His passion was education. Bruno served the Santa Maria-Bonita School District for 57 years in various capacities as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and finally board member. He continued to give back to his community by being involved in the Church and various other organizations.
Bruno leaves his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline “Jackie” Brunello, his daughter Shelley Ailanjian (Landon), his son Gino Brunello (Lisa), and his grandchildren, Lauren (John) Trzeciak, Fidenzio Ailanjian, Vincent Brunello, Dominic Brunello, Gina Ailanjian, Monique Brunello and great-grandchildren Kadance and Ryleigh Ailanjian and Trey and Jensen Trzeciak.
Visitation will be held at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4pm-6pm with the Rosary to follow.
A funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30pm at Saint Louis DeMontfort Catholic Church in Santa Maria, California.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the AHC Foundation for an educational scholarship in memory of Fidenzio “Bruno” Brunello. The mailing address is AHC Foundation, P.O. Box 5170, Santa Maria, Ca 93456.