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Maria Bruni - 91

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Maria Bruni nee Palestini. Age 91. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Immigrated from her hometown Cesenatico, Province of Romana, Italy in 1966. Worked as cook at the Tivoli Restaurant and Chicago Heights East Golf Course. Wife for 51 years of the late John Bruni. Mother of Joe (Jennifer) Bruni and the late Lillian (John) Marchese. Grandmother of John (Antoinette) Marchese, Gina (Peter) Amato, Nicholas (Robin) Bruni, Theodore Bruni, Jared Bruni, Jordan Bruni and Jackson Bruni. Great grandmother of Michael Marchese and Phoebe Brown, Bella, Olivia, Charlotte and Dominic Bruni. Daughter of the late Francesca nee Romana and the Luigi Palestini. Sister of 6 living and 2 predeceased brothers and sisters in Italy. Aunt and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday July 24, 2022 from 1:00 pm until time of funeral services 5:00 pm. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. Info 708-481-9230 and

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