JennyLee Bruno

Obituary of JennyLee Bruno

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Jennylee Rose Bruno, who loved to be called “Mommy” by her kids,was surrounded by her 5 children when she passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 7th, 2023  at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Jennylee was born on May 6th, 1968 to Janice and Joseph Bruno in Putnam, CT. 

​Jennylee is predeceased by her father, Joseph M. Bruno who she missed terribly. She leaves behind her loving mother, Janice Bruno of Kingston, MA; her five children; John and his wife Katie Connors of Orlando, FL; David, Kaylee, Karalyn and Brandon Connors of Kingston, MA. Jennylee is also survived by her brother, Michael Bruno, his partner, Alyssa Ta and her adored niece and nephew; Dagny and Alden Bruno-Ta as well as her cousins Kristen and Stephen Sherman and Jamie and Donna Bruno. Jennylee also leaves behind her loving ex-husband and father of her children, Robert J. Connors. 

​Jennylee grew up in Duxbury, MA on Trout Farm Road where she had many friends and loving neighbors. Growing up she struggled with accepting that she was deaf and dealing with bullying from school. However, as she got older she took pride in her hearing loss and she really engulfed herself into the deaf community. The deaf community meant too much to Jennylee; she appreciated all the love and support she got from the deaf community as well as the valued friendships she made and especially the friendships that turned into family. Jennylee had a childhood filled with love from her family. She was a “daddy’s girl” and enjoyed spending time with him sailing in Duxbury. Jennylee had one brother who she absolutely loved, Micheal Bruno. This past April Jennylee and her mother, Janice Bruno traveled to Florida to welcome the newest baby in the family, Alden Bruno-Ta. She was so happy to welcome Micheal’s second child into the world and to fill her role as an aunt. Jennylee had moved in with her mother in 2022 after losing her father to a stroke. She was really happy living with her mom again and she enjoyed going for walks with her, beach trips, cooking healthy food for her and doing home improvement; just two weeks ago she painted all of her mom’s shutters a beautiful cranberry red. She really found enjoyment in helping her family and always made the time to be there for them. The family is extremely grateful that Jennylee spent her last years in Massachusetts surrounded by her loving family and making unforgettable memories.  

​Jennylee’s world was her five children, if you ask anyone who knew her they would immediately agree. Her five children loved her no matter what and were so proud of her. Robert and Jennylee welcomed their first son into the world in January of 1993, it was immediately clear that she was meant to be a mother. Jennylee knew since she was young that she would want a big family and wished for five children. She always wanted her children to grow up close to each other and to have a strong and unbreakable bond, she got her wish. She welcomed her second son, David Connors into the world in June of 1995 and her journey as a loving and dedicated mother continued. She was so happy when she welcomed her first daughter, Kaylee Connors into the world in April of 1998. John, David and Kaylee had a childhood filled with adventure and fun with their mother and father. In 2003 Jennylee and Robert moved their family to Ocoee, FL after a great job opportunity for Robert. Jennylee was so happy to move to the sunshine state and continue growing her family. Shortly after the move in 2004 she welcomed her second daughter, Karalyn Connors into the world. Jennylee would pray that her daughter would be born with beautiful green eyes and when this wish came true as well she appropriately made her middle name “Emerald”. In May of 2006 she welcomed her last child into the world, Brandon Connors. Brandon is the “baby” of the family and had a very close relationship to his mother. It is no coincidence that her birthday is so close to mother’s day, being a mother was her calling and her passion. She was always devoted to her children and filmed so many home videos and took pictures of every memory made together, all five children are grateful for her documentation. She always offered to volunteer for field trips, help her children with their homework and projects, took her children on many adventures, and so much more. Jennylee was the most happy when her children were happy and her presence as a mother will always be missed. She loved calling her children nicknames like “beeka boo” and “cupcake” and her favorite word may have been “mommy”. She made sure that her five children grew up in close contact with her parents as well, making us a “tight knit” family. All five of her children brought home friends throughout life and Jennylee always made an impression on their friends. Jennylee was there to welcome any of their friends into her life and to offer help and love to any of their friends that needed it. She will be missed by all of the lives she touched throughout the years. Jennylee was a very strong woman who never gave up and always prevailed through hard times by keeping her family close. She always said that she could get through anything by looking at photos of her family which is why her bedroom walls are covered in photos of her family, friends and great memories that she made and now her family will look at her photos to help them. 

​Jennylee obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at Bridgewater State University she was very proud to graduate at the top of her class! Jennylee was very passionate about art and expressing herself through art. She loved to paint and do crafts in her downtime. She often painted with her mother. Jennylee found happiness in being creative and always encouraged her children to be creative as an outlet. Jennylee worked very hard to become an author and successfully wrote two books describing her life experiences as a deaf woman and what she had been through during a tragic time in her life. She was currently working on her third book which was going to be about her family. Jennylee had dedicated her first two books to her five children. She wanted to write these books to help other women going through domestic violence situations. She took her own horrible experiences and changed it into a positive narrative so others could learn the signs of abuse and she wanted to teach women that they should value themselves and to never accept abuse. Jennylee was an extremely empathetic woman and she was happiest when she was helping other people and spreading love. 

​Jennylee had attended the Boston School for the Deaf in Randolph, MA where she met her future husband and father of her five children, Robert Connors. Jennylee and Robert always kept a close relationship even after divorcing. The two always remained a family and continued to raise their five children together as well as support and love each other. They made many beautiful memories together that Robert will hold onto until he sees her again. While attending the Boston School for the Deaf she made many lifelong friendships. Jennylee was a social butterfly and often got in trouble in school for socializing instead of studying. She met David Farf Good while attending the school as well which set out to be a lifelong friendship. She will be missed terribly by all her friends close to her. 

​As we say goodbye to Jennylee for now, we can move forward carrying her in our hearts and minds. If Jennylee wanted to leave behind anything it would be the importance of family and being there for each other. Jennylee struggled throughout her life with bullying, even in her adult life. She was a strong advocate against bullying and a believer that we should treat other people how we would want to be treated. She would want us to spread love and kindness in her memory. She always said that we need to “look forward” and another quote was “things will work out”, she refused to let any of her children give up on their dreams and supported them unconditionally with love and that will be irreplaceable, she will be irreplaceable. The love that she spread throughout her life is left behind with all her loved ones and they will continue to spread that love and support in her name, she will never be forgotten. Jennylee always displayed forgiveness and encouraged her children to forgive others for their own peace. She believed in second chances and always spoke with love because you never know what could happen. Jennylee truly enjoyed life to the fullest, she always found happiness in the little things and never gave up. She would want us all to go forward being grateful for our lives. 

​Jennylee loved to laugh, she loved to dance, she loved the beach, she loved kayaking, she loved hiking, she loved to go to the gym, she loved cooking healthy food, she loved driving, she loved sunrises, she loved sunsets, she loved good food, she loved good music, she loved art, she loved nature, she loved flowers, she loved traveling, she loved trying new things, she loved swimming, she loved nature, she loved being goofy, she loved Halloween, she loved reading, she loved writing, she loved expressing her gifted creative spirit, she loved adventure, but most of all she loved her family. She radiated loving and warm energy like no other and will be missed forever. 

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, August 15th from 4-8:00 PM at the Shepherd Fuenral Home, 216 Main St (Rt. 106) Kingston.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday August 16th at Holy Family church in Duxbury at 10:00 AM.

Following the Mass on Wednesday, August 16th we invite everyone to come for a lunch at the Town and Country estates clubhouse: 216 Summer Street, Kingston MA 02364

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