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George A Bruno

1923 - 2021



George A. Bruno, 97, of Torrington passed away June 28 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Barbara Hultquist Bruno.   The last of six siblings, he was born in Torrington Aug. 5, 1923,  son of the late Antonio and Regina Bruno.   After serving in the Army for three years George was employed as an engineer at Turner & Seymour Manufacturing in Torrington. He later developed, and was self employed as a wooden works clock maker and repairs master up until about the past ten years. He researched, developed and built machines to make and repair wooden works clocks made before 1840. He was a Fellow in the National Association of Watch Clock Collectors and was a donator in the Bristol Clock and Watch Museum in Connecticut. He was a speaker at many regional clock associations for many years, and was known nationally for his research and publications on antique wooden works clocks. He was a past member of the Elks Choral Group and the Germania Singing Society. He was a proud member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Torrington.

He is survived by his son Donald G. Bruno and wife Donna,  and grandson David S. Bruno and his daughter Hannah.  He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

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Sharon Arsego

July 21, 2021 10:11 PM

My family and I send our condolences at the loss of George. He was featured in many of Dolly's stories of their childhood and his clock work was amazing. Such a talent and wonderful that he pursued it to the fullest. 


July 2, 2021 1:08 PM

Dear Don and family,

 George Bruno certainly lived a full and wonderful life. He was a man of extraordinary energy and accomplishment   and was very willing to share his skills and talents with others. Please accept our deepest sympathy on his passing.

Jim & Cathy Gardner

Don Bruno

July 3, 2021 8:13 PM

Jim and Cathy,
Thank you for your very nice remarks about my father. I appreciate it. Nice to hear from you.

Lucille Fines

June 30, 2021 7:51 PM

Dear Donald ,Donna ,David and Hannah Jim and I are so sorry for your loss he was a very talented man
Sincerely Jim and Lucille Fines

Don Bruno

July 3, 2021 8:14 PM

Thank you and Jim for coming yesterday. We appreciate this very much.

Sandy and Fred West

June 30, 2021 5:24 PM

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our sincere sympathies to Don, Donna, David and Hannah.
Sandy and Fred West

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