Charles Bruno

August 4, 1942 - May 26, 2022

Charles James Bruno, 79 of Beaumont, Texas passed away peacefully May 26, 2022, at Harbor Hospice. He was born on August 4, 1942 to Ina Capo Bruno and Pete Charles Bruno in Beaumont, Texas.

Growing up Charles was an incredible athlete and avid sports fan.  Later in life he was blessed with 6 athletic grandsons. You could always find him in the stands at one their games where he was in his glory.

Charles had a smile that would light up a room and a contagious laugh that was unforgettable to all who knew him.  He was a selfless man with a heart of gold.

Charles was employed by J. Weingarten for 30 years until the company sold out.  He remained in the grocery business for many years.  He later worked for Pure Play Orthopedics. Upon retirement, Charles went to work for Broussard’s Mortuary where he was currently employed.

He is survived by Mary Ann Bruno; daughters, Ina and her husband, David and Charlotte and her husband, Tommy; six grandsons that were his pride and joy, Matthew and his wife, Jessica; Taylor Pace; Andrew Pace; William Miller; Jonathan Miller; Patrick Miller; and great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Kate Pace.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Ina Bruno and angel baby grandson, Christopher Charles Miller.

A gathering of Charles’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2022, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson, Beaumont. His entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, 850 Forsythe, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or St. Anne Catholic Church, P.O. Box 3429, Beaumont, Texas 77704.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • June 1, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • June 1, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
  • 700, Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • June 2, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (26)

    Rebecca Porter says:

    Dear Maryann, I’m so sorry to just learn about Charles. He was such a sweet man and good neighbor. Prayers for you and your family. God bless, Becky Porter

    Barbara Speed says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Mary Ann, and the rest of your family. I’ve known you all since Charles and Mother (Carleen Hamerly) worked together at Weingartens. I have loved y’all for a long time and I’m sorry I’m just now finding out about Charles. May the Lord continue to comfort you in the days ahead. I’m sure Charles and Jim are catching up with each other in Heaven. Much love, sweet friend…

    Carol Sanders says:

    Sending so much love and so many prayers to you, Mary Ann, Charlotte and Ina. I’m so sorry for the grief and sadness your whole family feels right now. Charles was the kindest, sweetest man and so proud of his family. Blessings to each of you.

    Charlotte Bruno Miller says:

    Saying goodbye is never easy. Recently as I read through the comments on Dad’s obituary from friends and family on Broussard’s website my eyes welled up with tears. It’s not often that friends and acquaintances see someone in the same perspective as their family. Dad truly was a diamond in the rough. He was a kind selfless, southern gentleman and everyone knew it. We love him big and were not ready to let him go. We find comfort in knowing that Dad is at peace. Your kind words lighten our heavy hearts, thank you all. You will never know how much each of your sweet comments mean to Mom, Ina, and Me.

    Much love,
    Charlotte Bruno Miller

    Mary F. Gradney says:

    To Mary Ann, Ina Kay, Charlotte & family, Chuck & I are so very sorry for your loss! The last time I saw Charles, he remembered me and was so pleasant, as always. May his soul & all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen

    Frank Hodges says:

    We have already been missing Charles’ presence since his stroke and are saddened to hear that he has passed. I truly enjoyed working with Charley at Broussards and loved his stories and laughter. He was one of the easiest men to work with in a company of good men.

    I pray God’s comfort and blessings on Mary Ann, his daughters and grandsons.

    II Corinthians 1:3-4
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

    Letha Miller says:

    Mary Ann, so sorry to hear about Charles passing! My prayers are with you and your family. Charles was a great guy, had such a big smile and always a good laugh to go with it. He will be missed by so many. May God bless you all.

    Bob Shofner says:

    I loved being around and working with Charles. He had a great outgoing personality and super work ethic. Our deepest condolences to Mary Ann and the entire family.
    Joyce and Bob Shofner.

    Michelle Gayer says:

    So thankful I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Mr. Bruno. He was always ready to tell a story and I always ready to listen. His laugh was my absolute favorite thing about him. Sending my love to his family. He will be sorely missed.

    Johnnie Henderson says:

    My heart goes out to each and everyone in the family.. it’s been my pleasure to live next door and I can truly say Charles left his footprints making the neighborhood and the world a better place. He will be missed.

    Kerry Ehrensberger says:

    So sorry ,Charles was such a great guy, He also worked with Bill at weingartens .My prayers are with you and your family Kerry Ehrensberger .

    Alaina Castillo-Bennett says:

    Mr. Bruno will be greatly missed. I only worked with him for a short time, but he taught me so much about being a funeral associate. I am fortunate to have worked with him for my first service. He was patient with me and always willing to answer any questions I had. My sincere condolences to the family.

    Kaye and Lexi Leon says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Tommy so loved working with Charles. There was hardly ever a story he told about Broussards where Bruno wasn’t mention. They both had a common interest in there grandsons and their sports. I’m sure Tommy will be waiting up above with open arms waiting to catch up with his good friend!

    Donnie Chirafis says:

    I have known Charles all my life but I didn’t really get to know the real Charles until we started working at Broussard’s. Charles was such a hard worker, he wasn’t afraid of work. He had a great sense of humor and we always joked around with each other. We got along well and I will surely miss him. I loved him like a brother. He will truly be missed at Broussard’s. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers are with the family.

    Jack Langston says:

    I met and played baseball with Charley when we were about 13-15 years old. good player and a fine young man. Prayers for his famly.

    Diane Cannon says:

    So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice, friendly man!

    Brent Ainsworth says:

    I can hear Mr. Bruno calling my name. An exceptional associate, who would do anything asked of him, and a gentleman, in every respect. We will all miss his great sense of humor, and easy demeanor.

    Bill Nunn says:

    What a great man! Really enjoyed working with you! Going to miss you! Rest well!

    mary ledyard says:

    Sending love, hugs, and prayers, to Mary Ann, Charlotte, and Ina Kay. Many wonderful memories of our time together on Candlestick Circle.

    Kaye Leon says:

    Tommy Leon and Charles Bruno together again ‼️ God bless you Mary Ann and the family

    Donna Rizzotto and family says:

    So very sorry for your loss. You are all In our thoughts and prayers.

    Manuel, Donna, Nick, Chris, and Anthony Rizzotto

    Zorida Gonzalez says:

    My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. I will miss seeing him and working with him. I enjoyed listening to all his stories and laughing with him. Mr. Bruno will be greatly missed.

    Trisha Conner says:

    Mr. Bruno was genuinely a ray of sunshine! He always had a smile on his face and the best sense of humor. His presence has been deeply missed and we are so saddened to hear of his passing. We sure loved him and his big personality. All of us here at the Nederland location extend our condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Mr. Bruno’s family during this time. God Bless.

    Romans 8:28
    “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

    Sharron Phythian says:

    My condolences to Mary Ann and all Charles’ family! Many fond memories growing up together and I know he and Jimmy are celebrating their new life with our Lord!

    John & Judy Bryant says:

    Our love, prayers and thoughts go out to Mary Ann and all of the Bruno family and loved ones. May GOD accept Charles into His loving care and grant him salvation and eternal life as a member of the family of GOD, in Heaven.

    Anita Savino Fournier says:

    Sorry to hear this news about Charles. I extend my my deepest sympathy to Mary Ann and the family. ” No one ever really dies as long as there is someone left to remember.” I am with you all in spirit and will never forget this fine man.”

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