Bruno Louis Giotto

NEGAUNEE, MI. – Bruno Louis Giotto, 90, of 507 Baldwin Avenue, Negaunee, died peacefully at 3:31 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Marquette General Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Bruno was born April 24, 1923 in Negaunee to Peter and Rosina (Posman) Giotto, and moved to North Lake as a small boy. He resided there until he met Mary L. (Filizetti) whom he married July 1, 1944. They spent 61 beautiful years together living in Negaunee.

Bruno proudly served his country in WWll from 1944-46 in the U.S. Army as an infantryman in the European Theater, earning two battle stars. Following his service to his country he worked for four different mining companies before joining Northern Michigan University and retired as the university’s head groundskeeper. The Mining Journal interviewed him on two occasions regarding the great condition of NMU’s Memorial Field, which was one of his great pride and joys. He also used his groundskeeping skills at home and really enjoyed taking care of his yard so everything was just right.

Mr. Giotto was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee. He was a life member of V.A. Romo Post # 3165 V.F.W., Negaunee and enjoyed morning coffee talking and joking with his fellow comrades. He especially enjoyed going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in April of 2012.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially later in life when he went with his grand kids. Bruno was a great football fan and loved the Detroit Lions. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play and you could always see him in the bleachers rooting them on. He also liked coffee with the guys at McDonalds. Bruno most loved being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are his children: Diana (Dave) Junak of Ishpeming, Louis Giotto of Negaunee, his son-in-law Roger Chipman, his grandchildren: Dave (Carol) Junak, Joseph (Susan) Junak, Dulcey Mashburn (Jerry Garceau), James Chipman, Kirk Giotto (Tera Bell), Ryan Giotto, Cara (Brandon) Sicotte, great grandchildren: Katelynn, David, Josie, Halle, Ellie, Cecila, Libby, Noah, Anne, Rachael, Sara and Miles Bruno, great great grandchildren: Jace, Madisen, and Jacksen, a brother, Charles Giotto, sisters: Nellie Gaball and Ida Medlyn, sister-in-law Irene Giotto, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary on Nov. 8, 2005 a daughter Denise Chipman on Oct. 3, 2008, a brother Joe, sisters: Mary, Julia, and Jeanie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12:00 noon at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Peter Oberto officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Pallbearers will Bruno’s grandsons. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

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