Alfred Bruno

Alfred Bruno - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY – April 29, 2022, at the age of 96.  Al is survived by his loving wife, Meta; stepson, Michael Cahill; grandsons: Spencer and Evan Cahill; dearest sister, Dolly Cicciarello and many nieces, nephews, countless friends, and family who loved him dearly.

Al was a talented musician, who played with local bands, and his own trio.  He played for years with well-known musicians such as “Teddy Wilson” and “Charlie Parker”.  He was a manager for “Off Track Betting”.  Also, a founder for “Flower City Jazz Society”.

Al’s smile and love for all will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him.  He was a kind and gentle soul and will rest in the arms of the Lord.

Funeral services are private.  Donations may be sent to “Wounded Warriors”, “United Spinal” and “St. Judes Hospital”.

11 Condolences

  1. Sue Bergenstock on May 14, 2022 at 8:25 am

    I had the pleasure of knowing Al for many years. He was a wonderful friend!! Al was the sweetest, kindest man I have ever known. His smile was infectious. He is now in a better place with no more pain, suffering. My heart goes out to Meta and family during this very difficult time. Keeping you in my warmest thoughts as you navigate this difficult time. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  2. Rose Alvito on May 15, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I met Al in the 70’s and loved hearing him play throughout the Rochester area. He even played at my 75th birthday party! I am going to miss his smile and his personality. He was just a wonderful man and I am honored to have called him my friend. He is unforgetable and will truly be missed.

  3. Jon Seiger on May 19, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Al was a great friend, and one of the finest and most swinging musician I have ever known. I had the great pleasure of performing hundreds of gigs with Al, and I’m very sad that there won’t be any more.

  4. Mike Melito on May 19, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. He was truly a great person and musician! He was one of my father’s closest friends. I know they are in heaven together. Condolences to Meta and the family.

  5. Tom Melito on May 20, 2022 at 8:02 am

    I had the pleasure of knowing Al and playing music with him back in the 70s. A great bass player and a great guy that I’ll always remember as a big influence on me. He had such a positive outlook on life I can’t help but think the world is less well off without him. My deepest sympathy to Meta and family.

  6. Tom Sotile on May 20, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    I had the extreme pleasure of being part of The Al Bruno
    Trio for many years. Al was a very talented musician as well
    as a kind hearted man. My sincere condolences to Meta and

  7. Linda Parker on May 22, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Warm person, very talented musician. Meta you were a loving wife

  8. Mike Cahill on May 27, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I will always remember my stepdad as a man who really lived life to the fullest both as a musician and as my mom’s husband. Al was admired by friends and family. He will certainly be missed by us all.

  9. TOM COMETA on June 11, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    I just heard about Al’s passing. My sincerest condolences to Meta and the family. Al was such a great person and of course a wonderful musician.

  10. Sam A. Bruno on July 1, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle Al


    “Say not in grief that “He is no more,
    but live in thankfulness he was”

    Your memory is Our blessing.

    Heaven better reload Hot Pepper, Crème de Menthe
    and D’Addario bass strings.

    With our eternal love;

    Sammy & Meg
    Michael & Katherine & Lily & Zion
    Christopher, Laura and Anna

  11. Pat and Dennis Massa on September 30, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    We enjoyed Al’s music and smile while dancing at Wegmans on Calkins Rd. and at the Robach Building at Lake Ontario. He will be missed.

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