Bruna Grandison, 86, Former Sunday School Teacher at Summerfield Methodist Church

The following obituar can be found at legacy.com.

 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 certificates.

Bruna was active with the Brookfield Play House, both as performer and as costume designer and creator for which she won an award.

In 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 and nephews.

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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