Estelle Marie Bruno

CLAREMONT — Estelle Marie Bruno, 95, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida since 2013, formerly of Davenport, Florida and Claremont, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Cape Coral. She was born Feb. 9, 1924 in Claremont to Gregoire and Marie Lague, now deceased. She was the youngest and sole survivor of 17 children and the only family member born outside of the Province of Quebec, Canada.

Estelle attended St Mary elementary and high school and was raised by her older brothers and sisters. She was always mischievous and of pleasant disposition loving to ice and roller-skate, dance and spend time outdoors.

She was the widow of Henry Bruno whom she married April 19, 1947. They resided in Claremont until his death September 14, 1997. Together they enjoyed many wonderful years camping at Rand Pond campground in Goshen. Cards, board games and bingo were thoroughly enjoyed by Estelle along with camaraderie around evening camp fires. Bus tours and eventually winters in Davenport, Florida beckoned them to Three Worlds Campground along with several other snowbirds from Claremont. Although she never drove an automobile or left the country, she was perfectly content with life’s simple pleasures of friends, cribbage games and a good book. As her health declined, she relocated in the Fort Myers, Florida assisted-living environment and was carefully watched over by her daughter Janet.

She is survived by two loving children, Kenneth Bruno (Claire) of Worcester, Vermont and Janet Bliss (Graydon) of St. James City, Florida; two grandchildren, Gregory Bruno of Prague, Czech Republic and Jonathan Bruno of Littleton, Colorado; great-granddaughter, Amina Bruno, and numerous nieces and nephews.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.

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