Barbara Ann Bruno, daughter of the late Albert and Virginia (Emma) Punzelt, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 88 in her home in Darien.

Born Jan. 30, 1928, Mrs. Bruno was a lifelong Darien resident who graduated from Darien High School class of 1946 with her high school sweetheart and future husband, the late Joseph A. Bruno, Sr.; they were married in 1949 at St. John’s Church in Darien.

Mrs. Bruno is survived by her younger sister Margaret Wiff; four children and their spouses Joseph, Jr. and Gretchen Bruno, Deborah and Henry Goyette, Jeffrey Bruno, and David and Donna Bruno; 11 grandchildren, Clinton Goyette, Melissa O’Brien, Jessica McGarvey, Matthew, Emily, Stephanie, Michael, William, Christopher, Alexander and Nicholas; six great-grandchildren Julia and Tyler O’Brien, Eloise McGarvey, Benjamin and Matthew Goyette and Winifred (Winnie) Bruno; and loyal dog Georgia.

She was the matriarch of a large and loving family, dedicated wife and mother, and proud grandmother and great-grandmother, her family said.

A private funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

— by The Darien Times