Obituary of Bruno J. Bicocca |

Obituary of Bruno J. Bicocca

Bruno J. Bicocca passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 with his wife, Dee Dee, by his side. He was 87.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 11 at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. Reception to follow for family and friends at St. Canice Center on Reward Street.

Bruno was born in San Francisco on October 1, 1929. He married young and raised five successful children, three boys and two girls. He and his present wife, Dee Dee, built their home in Nevada City and moved here in 1996. He was a natural born salesman and developed and owned a number of carpet businesses. He developed his last company, Save-A-Rug, and operated it until he retired in 1994.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman for many years, taking his sons and grandsons on many trips. He loved the outdoors and the fresh scent of the mountain air.

Bruno was quite a jokester and delighted his friends and family with his quick wit and numerous jokes and stories. He also loved to engage his grandchildren in many magic tricks he had mastered.

He is survived by his wife, Dianna “Dee Dee”; sons, Bruno A. (Robin), Vincent (Barbara) and Michael (Kristen); and daughters, Jean (Mark) Telegin and Julie (Rich) Berticini. He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Bruno was preceded in death by his father, Alberto; stepmother, Ellen; mother, Gina; and stepfather, Dino Lansi.

The Bicocca family requests any memorial contributions be given to Hospice of the Foothills and the St. Canice Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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