In Memoriam: Former Little Silver Mayor, Life Fireman, Area Attorney, Anthony Bruno, 85

Former near-lifetime Little Silver resident, mayor, councilman, fireman and area attorney, Anthony Thomas Bruno, died peacefully on Friday, July 22, at Opis Bridgeview Center in Ormond Beach, FL. He was 85.

Born at then Riverview Hospital in Red Bank to Thomas and Lucia Bruno, Anthony lived in Little Silver for most of his life. After graduating from Red Bank High School (RBHS) in 1951, Anthony studied at and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with magna cum laude honors in 1960 and completed law school in 1961. While at Notre Dame, Anthony met his beloved wife, Claudia, and they were married on September 28, 1963.

Anthony Bruno
Photo/family viaThompson Memorial Home

“Over the next 35 years, Anthony built his law practice at the firm of Reussille, Mausner, Carotenuto, Bruno, Barger Esq. During that time, Anthony volunteered in multiple capacities for Little Silver including councilman, mayor, and as a life member of the Little Silver Volunteer Fire Company. He served on various area boards, including the Monmouth County Mental Health Association, the NJ Association for Mental Health and the Center for Vocational Rehabilitation.
After serving Little Silver’s governing body for decades, Anthony was appointed in May 1996 to be a New Jersey Administrative Law Judge until his retirement in 2005.
Anthony was an active member of the Voluntas Dei Institute, as well as Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist, Lector and other roles at the Catholic Faith Community of St. Joan of Arc, Fort Monmouth, and, more recently, at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven.

Loved ones of Anthony Bruno in his obituary

Additionally, Anthony served in the military as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve (298 th ASA Co). He received multiple awards including the Greater Monmouth Country Chamber of Commerce “elected Official of the Year” award and the Greater Red Bank Jaycees “Distinguished Service Award”.

“Left to honor Anthony and remember his love” are: Anthony’s two children, Bernadette Bruno and Christopher (Dawn) Bruno; four grandchildren, Taylor, Christopher, Breanna and Shane; brother, Thomas (Kristine) Bruno, of Little Silver; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and adoring friends.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife, Claudia Anne Touhey Bruno and beloved son, Anthony T.J. Bruno.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the T.J. Bruno Memorial Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, Brookdale Community College Foundation, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738-9988.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via Thompson Memorial Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management