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Bruna Grandison, 86,
of Danbury, beloved wife of William E. Grandison, died at Danbury Health Care
Center on Thursday, January 2, 2014. She was born in Jamaica, N.Y. on November
17, 1927, daughter of the late Emidio and Liberata Bambina (Sallesi) Dragani.
She was a graduate of Port Chester High School, attended the McDowell Fashion
Institute on scholarship, and later received a degree in fashion from Pratt
Institute in Brooklyn.
Before starting a family she worked as a designer for
Fara's Bridal Design in White Plains and was a telephone operator for the New
York Telephone Company. When she was a stay-at-home mother, she took great
delight in designing and making her daughters' wardrobes, Halloween costumes,
and wedding gowns. When other people were thinking about retirement, Bruna
reentered the marketplace and worked as a buyer and sales associate for the
Katherine Clarke Clothing Boutique in Danbury.
She enjoyed teaching Sunday
school at Summerfield Methodist Church in Port Chester, and later at the
Danbury United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the Chancel choir.
She shared her talent in calligraphy by inscribing Bibles and church
Bruna was active with the Brookfield Play House, both as
performer and as costume designer and creator for which she won an award.
addition to her husband William, she will be sadly missed by her two daughters,
Jody Mason and her husband Ron, and Jamie Grandison; her grandchildren, Amanda
Mason Collins and her husband Philip, and Andrew Mason; her
great-grandchildren, Philip "Moose," and Leo Collins, and many nieces
She was predeceased by her great-granddaughter, Eliana Collins;
her brothers, Bruno, Gildo, and Leo Dragani; and her sister, Anna Morabito.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to
make a donation to Alzheimer's research, Danbury United Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice .
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