The Obit For Bruno Poveromo

Bruno P. Poveromo

Published in Scranton Times on October 29, 2009

Bruno P. Poveromo, 83, a resident of West Scranton, died Tuesday at Community Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Zukauskas, and his second wife, Celestine Galea.

Born May 26, 1926, in Scranton, son of the late Peter and Antoinette Lorenzetti Poveromo, Bruno was educated in the Scranton School District and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.

After graduation, he played minor league baseball for the Chicago Cubs. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was employed by Consolidated Casket Co. and, before his retirement, he and his wife, Celestine, owned and operated Bruno's Restaurant. He was a member of St. Lucy's Church, West Scranton, West Scranton Senior Citizens and the Dante Club.

He was an avid golfer and sports fan. He enjoyed watching and reading about his favorite team, the New York Yankees.

The family would like to thank the DaVita Dialysis Center at Allied Services, especially Dr. Roger Getts.

Surviving are three sons, Michael and wife Marian, Scranton; Jeffrey and wife, Patti Ann, Scranton; and Carl and wife, Rennee, Duryea; two daughters, Debbie and her husband, Brian Walsh, Scranton; and Mary Ann and husband, Kevin Carson, East Stroudsburg; seven grandchildren, Amanda Poveromo, Brian Walsh, Jeffrey and Stephanie Poveromo, Rachel Poveromo, Molly and Kevin Carson; a sister, Esade Bellucci, Scranton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Remo and Ravalo; and a sister, Aurora (Dora) Mecca.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, to be celebrated by the Rev. Samuel Ferretti, pastor.

Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the DaVita Scranton Dialysis, Rear 475 Morgan Highway, Scranton, PA 18508. Visit www.solfanellifiorillofuner for information, directions or to send an online condolence.