Lucille Louise Brunori, 87, formerly of Taylor, returned to our Lord Sunday after an extended illness. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Perry Sr. and Rose Rinaldi Brunori, she was a member of St. Ann’s Parish and a devoted caregiver to her parents.
Lucille was employed as a secretary for the Lackawanna Agency on Aging and later worked as a realtor for O’ Boyle real estate agency. Residents of Taylor will remember Lucille for her contribution to their community in ensuring the clean-up of the toxic Taylor waste site. Due to her tireless efforts, knocking on doors and gathering signatures she was instrumental in getting it designated as a Superfund clean-up site.
She had a passion for reading, watching Penn State football games and playing the slots. She loved spending time with her family and her little dog Bobo. However, anyone who knew her well would tell you the apple of her eye was her only grandson, Michael whom she adored and eagerly celebrated his many accomplishments. Her favorite Italian singer was Frank Sinatra and she lived her life by the lyrics from her favorite song, “I Did it My Way”.
She is survived by her children, Michael Pilato, Jr. and wife Michele of Throop, Luann Rios, NJ, Nicole and her grandson Michael Rios of VA. Also surviving is her brother, Perry Brunori, Jr. and wife Carol of Scranton.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Catherine Arcarese.
The funeral will be held on Friday, December 17th, at Savino Traditional Funeral and Cremation Care, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton, Carl J. Savino, Jr., supervisor with a mass at 11:00am at St. Ann’s Basilica, 1233 St. Ann St. Scranton.
Interment, Italian-American Cemetery, South Scranton.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30am-10:30am the morning of the mass.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701.