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Updated: 08/30/2013 06:04:50PM

Joanne Bruno

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Joanne Bruno

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Joanne Bruno (Savelli), 68 of Venice, Fla. (previously of Andover, Mass.) passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 with her husband Frank by her side.

Joanne was born Nov. 2, 1944 to Connie and John Savelli, Windsor, Conn. In 1964, she married her high school sweetheart, Frank of West Hartford, Conn., after his second year of college. Joanne supported Frank through college and medical school and later managed his medical practice in Salem, N.H. Together they also raised their four children.

Joanne and Frank moved to Florida in 1996 where she enjoyed retirement, playing golf, knitting, spoiling her beloved dogs, and spending time with her family. Joanne leaves her husband Francis, a brother John of Alexandria, Va. and is preceeded in death by her parents and a sister, Tina. She leaves two sons and two daughters: Francis III and his wife Tlalit, Gabriel, Katherine, Elizabeth (Hazelton) and her husband Doug.

Joanne was blessed with four grandchildren: Francis IV, Amanda, Zoe, and John who all brought her great joy. She was excited by the upcoming birth of her fifth grandchild, Gabrielle Joanne, who is expected to arrive in January of 2014.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, dedicated mother, loving grandmother, and loyal and caring friend.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 5, 2013 at Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota Street, Venice, Fla., 941-484-3505. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Venice. 220 Wexford Blv. Venice, FL 34293.