Vincent R. Bruno passed peacefully with family by his side on January 10, 2021. Born March 30, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, he was raised in Wantagh, NY where he developed a life-long love of the ocean. He is survived by his wife Lois (Klein) who he married on August 17, 1963, his sons Stephen Vincent (wife Ann) and Michael Niels (wife Julie), his grandsons Kristjan Michael, Anthony Michael, Alexander Vincent, and his favorite granddaughter Adriana Grace. The oldest of four, Vincent was predeceased by his parents Madeline A. and Joseph F. and his brothers William J. and Joseph F.
Vincent started dairy farming in East Chatham, NY in 1960 and moved the farming operations to the present location in Ghent, NY in 1966. Vincent lived his life with the motto “if you are going to do something – be the best at it.” His dairy farm was perennially ranked one of the top in the state and at one point his cows produced the third highest herd average in the nation before being sold in 1994. The farm was converted to Bruno Farms Custom Feeds in 1995 where his son Stephen and grandchildren worked by his side. Vincent always greeted friends and customers alike with quick wit, a hearty laugh and a twinkle in his eye.
Vincent was blessed to wake up every day to work at something he loved. He loved the outdoors and continued to fish until the last days of his life. The question that plagued Vince until his final moments was “how you gonna catch fish like that?!”
No services will be held – Vincent’s ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony by his family in the ocean. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to Community Hospice whose members helped to make him comfortable in his last days.