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Justina Virginia Bruno Mother of five and retired teacher, lived in Nutley, Basking Ridge Justina Virginia Bruno, age 89, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, in her home in Basking Ridge, N.J. Born in Bayonne, N.J., to Paolo and Elizabeth (Scala) Signore, and the oldest of three children, Justina had a passion for reading from her youth. She earned both a bachelor's degree in Education and a master's degree in Reading from Montclair State University. Justina was a teacher at Franklin Middle School, now John H. Walker Middle School, in Nutley, N.J., until her retirement in 1999. Married to her beloved husband, Ralph, in 1961, the two moved to Nutley, where they raised their five children. Together, they were involved with the Nutley Music Boosters Association. Predeceased by Ralph in 1997, Justina is survived by her children, Lydia Furnari, Marc Bruno, Paul Bruno, Celeste Meyer, and Andrea Bruno Chiafullo; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a niece, Leslie Gallina, and three grandnieces. Family was most important to Justina, and she treasured sharing special moments with her loved ones. Visitation will be Monday, April 22, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Saint James Church, 184 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. For further information, or to leave an online condolence message for the family please visit gcfuneralhome.com . Memorial donations can be made in her memory through www2.heart.org/site/SPageNavigator/donatenow or mailed to the American Heart Association, NJ Chapter, 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691.
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