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Gregory James Bruno

January 1, 1970 - September 28, 2008

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Gregory James Bruno died September 28,2008 in Nebraska, Born in Natick, he was the son of James and Wendy (Thorsen) Bruno of Holliston.

He was a 2008 graduate of Keefe Tech High School in the carpentry program. He joined Keefe Tech in his junior year to further his carpentry skills. He was happiest working for others and family in the carpentry field. His ambition was one day to own his own business in Nebraska.

His other passion was traveling to Nebraska, Maine, and around the United States. He loved NASCAR and attended three races in Loudon, New Hampshire and the Pocono race in Pennsylvania to root for his favorite drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart.

He was an avid sports enthusiast. He enjoyed watching New England Patriots football, The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Boston Red Sox, and NASCAR. He enjoyed participating in many sports including golf, baseball, basketball, football and soccer. His sports participation included the Holliston Youth Soccer Association, Holliston Pop Warner, Inter and Post Road Soccer Clubs, Holliston Youth Baseball Association, Holliston Youth Basketball Association, and Holliston High School soccer and baseball. He was the varsity goal keeper for Keefe Tech his junior and senior years.

Besides his parents, he leaves a younger brother Jeffrey Bruno of Holliston, his paternal grandfather Joseph Bruno of Deer Isle, ME, his maternal grandmother Neola (Jurgens) Thorsen of Holliston, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his dear girlfriend Melissa Cote of Ashland. He is predeceased by his grandparents Joan (Shaughnessy) Bruno and Randall Thorsen, and Great-Grandmother Cathryn Shaughnessy.

Visitation will take place at the Chesmore Funeral Home 854 Washington St., Holliston (Rt. 126) www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com on Sunday October 5, 2008 from 2-6 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Monday in Saint Mary’s Church of Holliston at 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery. Donations may be sent in his name to: Holliston Youth Soccer P.O. Box 6003, Holliston, MA, 01746, Holliston Pop Warner Panthers P.O. Box 6658 Holliston, MA 01746, or the Gregory Bruno Scholarship, C/O Needham Bank 1063 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492