Bruno Brancatella

Bruno Brancatella

Thursday, March 15th, 1928 - Saturday, December 19th, 2020
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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bruno Brancatella, on the 19th day of December 2020, in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 92. Beloved husband to Rita Anna Brancatella. Loving father of Roberto Brancatella and his wife Franca, and Danny Brancatella and his wife Alessandra. Adored grandfather of Teresa Brancatella Pichini and her husband Alessandro, Marcus Bruno Brancatella, Victoria Brancatella and Luca Brancatella. Proud great-grandfather of Leonardo Pichini. Bruno was predeceased by his six siblings from both Canada and Italy. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Visitation will be held at Bernardo Funeral Home (2960 Dufferin St., south of Lawrence Ave. W.) on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 3-8 p.m. As the City of Toronto has moved into the more restricted ‘lockdown’ category during this pandemic, guests will now need to now schedule and reserve their time to attended visitations. Available on the Bernardo Funeral Home website ( you can reserve for yourself and family time during the visitation (see below and click the blue RSVP button). Face masks are mandatory and contact tracing information will be collected upon entering the building.

A private funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are welcome to participate online:

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Following the service, Bruno will be laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Due to the limited number of people allowed to be in attendance, only the immediate family members will attend the services in the funeral home and at the cemetery.

In memory of Bruno, donations may be made to the CNIB.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 21st, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 21st, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 10:00am
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 |
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    7300 Highway 27
    Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A5
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Josie Forbes

Posted at 08:49pm

Our sincere condolences. May the many memories shared provide you comfort at this time.

Ralph and Felicetta Schiavone,
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Egidio Schiavone

Posted at 01:18pm
Rita/Robert and Danny

Our deepest condolences for your family's loss!!!!!

Egidio and Ornella Schiavone


With love from your SRG family.

Posted at 08:39am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Franca Scopelliti

Posted at 12:20am
Rita, Robert, Danny and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you all our most heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.

Joseph and Elisa Pichini

Posted at 09:14pm
Bruno was certainly a steadfast, positive and influential presence in the lives of all the members of his family. His ever-present smile and kind words of encouragement will be missed by everyone who had the good fortune of meeting him. To Rita, Robert. Franca, Danny, Alessandra, Teresa, Marcus, all the grandchildren of Bruno, we extend our heartfelt condolences, our love and support, and even more, our thanks for bringing Bruno to us. Though the depth of your loss is undoubtedly immeasurable, we pray you will draw strength from the certainty that Bruno stands joyfully in the light of his Creator. He will be fondly remembered.

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