Bruno’s Wake Service will be livestreamed on Wednesday 7pm.


As per covid regulations, all visitors must wear a mask at all times.


Visitation: March 10, 2021 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Mass: March 11, 2021 10:00 am

Holy Cross R.C. Church
95 Old Nichols Rd.


Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery
172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Bruno J. Lari 's name.


520 8th Avenue, Floor 7
New York, NY

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  1. The kindest man I have ever known. He is the source of many happy and warm memories of family gatherings throughout my youth. I will never forget him and always cherish him.

  2. candleDear Aunt Kathy – wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Uncle Bruno will never be forgotten. I have such wonderful memories.
    He will be missed but always loved. He’s in heaven with Mom, Dad,
    Grandma , Grandpa, AuntJo, and Uncle John.

  3. candleYou and Kathy were the happiest couple ever. I will never forget your kindness to everyone you met. Rest in peace, old friend.

  4. Uncle Bruno was a Gentle soul who loved animals all animals. I have many wonderful childhood memories with uncle Bruno. He will be missed and is loved very much. Uncle Bruno was a lucky man, he lived a great life and was with the love of his life for 67 years. Not many people can say that. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Say hello to everyone up there. I know you took the express to heaven.

  5. I thought if I ever came back that being one of yours cats would be the best life I could imagine.
    The world lost a little bit of it’s light when you left us.
    You will always be there in every small act of kindness because that is what will always remind me of you.
    I miss you so much already.

  6. The days in our life we know will come but never really believe will come…those days are the reason why every moment is so prescious. I am lucky to say that all the moments I was blessed to have with my Uncle Bruno will remain with with me no closer than a thought away and just as sweet as ur fondest memory. You were my Uncle Bruno better said my Uncle Bim. Your unconditional love for people and your special love for animals with that unique place for your cats is a true testament to your kind heart. Known so well for your ability to love your kitties that a person would leave a cat on your doorstep in the middle of the night bc they knew that cat would have an undoubtedly flawless existence. And together we named him Antonio. A sweet memory Aunt Kathy, Uncle Bim and myself share all our own. This love shown so naturally in the acts of kindness he shared everyday he walked his journey here with us. I’m thankful for every thanksgiving, memories of the backyard playing bocci ball, and during my visits and stays being witness to a love and care you so prided yourself in, shown in the love for your favorite girl. Aunt Kathy. You loved her the way a man should love. A true example to be followed down through generations. I was so lucky to have had our before dinner chats on Thanksgivings when you would never stop until you knew everyone had what they needed and that all of us were comfortable. Your nervous sweet little walk that was just simply in efforts to keep everyone simply happy. The team you and Aunt Kathy were, so effortless and sweet. Your will and strength and the strong life you lived reminds me that long happy healthy lives are possible and although you will be missed, your selfless spirit will live on forever in all kind loving people and acts of kindness forever. Finally although my daughter will not remember her mom’s Uncle Bim I will remember and am thankful he got to meet my beautiful girl as I watched how he looked at her so fondly and repeatedly asked me if she was okay and if she needed anything because he simply just wanted her to be okay. So finally I believe that if we all take something from this in common it’s that Uncle Bruno was a man who just wanted to make sure everyone else was okay and taken care of. He loved his cats and he loved his beautiful wife and his whole family and he will be truly missed but remembered with great fondness happiness and love. The same that he showed to the world. Rest in peace. I know you will. You deserve it. Much love and gratitude to you Uncle Bruno, the kindness you and Aunt Kathy shared with me will forever me cherished.

  7. Rest in peace, Uncle Bruno. He was such a kind and generous man. As many others have said, he was part of so many wonderful memories beginning in my childhood, and continuing on with baseball and conversation with my son Jon .And of course, his cats! He will never be forgotten.

  8. You will be greatly missed Bruno. I loved our lunches with you and Kathy.
    Love Always
    Pam Reeves

  9. We always enjoyed our Summer chats with Bruno at Chrissy’s house .Bruno shared some interesting school bus driver stories. Thank you for all the laughs. Bruno, you were truly, a good man.

  10. Although I didn’t get to meet Bruno, I’ve known Kathy for many years & have heard awesome stories about their lives together. May you and your family find peace in the knowledge that we will all meet again someday…

  11. Uncle Bruno was one of a kind. He had a special touch with animals, especially cats who needed homes. He was such a deeply loving man with a style all his own. He will be greatly missed.

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