Genevieve Catherine Bruno, 83, died October 7, 2012, with her family by her side at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. She was born June 1, 1929, in Los Angeles to Paul and Marie Ragone who immigrated to California from Italy. She spent the majority of her life in Redondo Beach. Genevieve was a very hard worker; she worked in the food industry for over 20 years. While cashiering, she met the love of her life, Tom Bruno, a butcher from Los Angeles. They married in 1951, and later moved to Paso Robles, CA while her husband was in the US Army. After Tom returned from the Korean War, they moved to Redondo Beach where they raised their children John and Janice and she has resided ever since. Her last years were spent working at Arico's Hallmark. She loved accounting, serving customers, and being with her dear friends while there, always with a smile on her face. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, reading, visiting the beach and spending time with family. She devoted much of her time and energy, but mostly her abundance of love, to her family. Genevieve is survived by her daughter and spouse, Janice and Robert Garrene; sister, Ann Bumpass; brother, Tino Ragone; 2 grandchildren, Bryan Garrene and Michelle (Garrene) Sozzi; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be immensely missed by all who knew her. A Vigil will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7 pm at Rice Mortuary. Funeral mass to follow on Monday, Oct. 15th at 10:00 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Redondo Beach, CA.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to Genny’s family, Janice and Robert, grandchildren Bryan and Michelle and her sister Ann and brother Tino Ragone. She was a wonderful, energetic, fun and loving woman, and always called you on your “stuff.” My daughter, Vickie, was a good friend of dear John Bruno and adored him as we all did. They went to the senior prom together. John was always so much fun. Jan, you were such a darling, beautiful, precious little girl with so many cute expressions. Do you remember helping the Corsaro’s move to Avenue E, pulling your wagons to take our stuff over to our new house? Genny and I felt close from when we figured out her best friend from high school was married to the brother of my best friend from high school. God Bless you all. Joyce & Dal Corsaro.

  2. My childhood was blessed to have Genny as my second mom. And she was a wonderful friend to my mom. They had some great times traveling together with their husbands and sadly they were both left widows way too soon but their friendship was a comfort for them for many years. Genny had a talent for style and when a camera came out we always said she smiled and shined like Elizabeth Taylor, only better. My heart goes out to my best bud Jan, and all her family as they grieve. Thanks Genny for always making every get together a real party and I know that if there’s Champagne in heaven, Genny and my mom Margie are sharing a bottle….and maybe another! Love, Anita

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