Obituary of Birgit Kristine Bruno |

Obituary of Birgit Kristine Bruno

Birgit Kristine Bruno passed away the evening of Sept. 18, 2016 at a local nursing home in Grass Valley, California.

Birgit was born in Vejen Denmark on Dec. 10, 1930 to Ejnar Andersen and Eise Marie Petersen.

She married Tom Bruno in 1960 after which the couple moved to California.

Birgit was one of the five first women drivers hired by AC Transit to drive public buses in the Bay Area. She took an early retirement and moved to Grass Valley in 2001 to be near her daughter, Annie and grandsons. She spent 10 years caring for elderly in Nevada County. She has been an active parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Grass Valley. She belonged to the book club and bible study groups. Birgit was an avid reader, enjoyed playing scrabble, and loved her grandchildren. Her faith was a source of great importance and comfort in her life.

Birgit is survived by four of her five daughters Cordelia Genevieve Petersen of Copenhagen, Laura Mary Bruno of Hayward, CA, Jean Elizabeth Bruno of San Francisco, CA, Annie White of Grass Valley, CA; six grandchildren, Ian, Bradley, Justin, Myles, Kaylin, Rose; and one great granddaughter Ariana. She was also survived by her sister Bente Hansen; as well as a niece and nephews in Denmark.

Services for Birgit will be held starting at 11 a.m. for the Recitation of the Rosary, and after at 11:30 a.m. will be the Memorial Mass, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. There will be a reception to follow.

Arrangements are under direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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