• Florence L. Bruso
    March 13,2013
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    Florence L. Bruso

    BENNINGTON — Florence Louise Bruso, 74, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, following a long illness.

    She was born in Bennington, March 24, 1938, the daughter of Lena (Sweet) and Charles Augustus Bruso, and received her education locally.

    She married Francis Fred Brooks Oct. 25, 1980.

    In earlier years, Ms. Bruso was employed at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center Laundry Department.

    She enjoyed watching television and coloring.

    Survivors include four daughters, Theresa Wylie of Norwich, Conn., Karen Holbrook of Houston, Texas, Patricia Fontaine of Fall River, Mass., and Frieda Holbrook of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; a sister, Georgianna Carter of North Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two siblings, Grace Stone and Charles Bruso.

    The funeral will begin with a prayer at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, followed by the 11 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church.

    Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery.

    Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Heart Association or Alzheimers Association, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

    For online condolences, visit www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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