Pietro “Pete” Bruno, 76 of Winter Park, FL passed away on Thursday November 28th with his loving family by his side.
Pete was born on October 21, 1943 in Palermo, Sicily to Silvestre and Rosalia (Tarantino) Bruno he was one of nine children. He came to the United States as a teenager in the 1960’s. Pete met his wife Catherine (Todaro) Bruno in May of 1970. They were married the following year on July 11, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY. Peter and Catherine moved to Winter Park, FL a few years later where they raised their children. Pete worked as a Barber and opened “Pete’s Barbershop” in 1988. He is famously known as Pete The Barber. If anyone knows Pete, you will know he was a character. He loved to tell jokes and made all his customers (the ones he liked) feel like part of his family. He enjoyed watching wrestling, playing games with the grandkids and listening to music, especially Andrea Bocelli and Julio Iglesias. Pete was a family man. He loved his family very much. He loved to spoil his grandkids with love and doughnuts. If he didn’t bring a box of Krispy Crème with him something was wrong.
Pete is survived by his wife Catherine Bruno and his children Rosalia (Bruno) Hodges and her husband Brent Hodges of Mount Dora, FL, Frances Bruno of Orlando, FL, Peter Bruno and his wife Theresa Bruno of Casselberry, FL and 6 grandchildren; Brenton Hodges, Brandon Hodges, Kaitlyn Hodges, Eva Bruno, Anna Bruno, Emma Bruno. He is also survived by his brother Carmelo Bruno and his sisters Rosalia (Bruno) DeBlasi, Emilia (Bruno) Scibilia and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday December 7th at Highland Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 3329 East Semoran Blvd. Apopka FL, 32703.