Bruno J. Lovato, 90
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Bruno J. Lovato, 90, of Pittsfield, Mass., passed away March 10, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 5, 1928, the son of the late Gustavo and Lucia Danese Lovato. He attended local schools in Lee, and went on to join the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.
He married the former Sandra Bonacquisti on June 27, 1959. Mr. Lovato started his career in 1954 and retired in 1991. He worked as a laborer for Tierney Construction as a mason's tender. He was a member of the Local Laborers Union 473.
Bruno was a communicant of the former Mt. Carmel Church; a member of UNICO of Pittsfield, where he was once Man of the Year; and was a member of the American Legion, the Italian American Club, the ITAM, and the GEAA, where he loved to golf. He also was a member of the Father William Cantino Post.
He was an avid sports fan. He loved his Yankees, New York Giants, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. He loved spending time at the Italian American Club, playing pitch and bocci.
He leaves behind his wife, Sandra Lovato of Pittsfield, with whom he would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in June; daughter Donna Whalen and husband Durt of Berkshire, Mass.; son Kevin Lovato of Pittsfield; sister Bruna Borowski of Florida; and four grandchildren, Kyle and wife Liz Whalen, Devon and wife Sydney Whalen, and Kaleigh and Sadie Lovato. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Alex Lovato; and sisters, Mary Pezzottini and Amelia Cetti.
Funeral notice: Calling hours for Mr. Lovato will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dery Funeral Home. Members of UNICO will gather at 11 a.m. for their ritual. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to UNICO of Pittsfield, in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home