Susan Brunette

Susan Brunette

Tuesday, March 6th, 1934 Friday, January 3rd, 2020

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Obituary for Susan S. Brunette (Smith)

Susan (Smith) Brunette, 85, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Richard J. (Dick) Brunette, Sr., entered into the loving arms of her Savior on Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital. Born in New Bedford, MA on March 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Robert Smith, Sr. (Captain Bob) and Marjorie (Andrews) Smith and grew up in New Bedford. Susan married Richard J. Brunette, Sr. on September 18, 1954 and they enjoyed 60 years of wedded bliss until Richard’s passing in 2014. They moved their family to Windsor Locks in 1961 and were longtime communicants of St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Susan was an extremely selfless and spiritual woman, always putting others ahead of herself. She sacrificed for the greater good of her family, her friends, and even the neighborhood cats and squirrels, often pausing what she was doing to give them a snack. Susan’s acts of service, always performed for her loved ones, were countless. She had a notebook filled with the names of prayer intentions…a true prayer warrior for nearly her entire life. Aside from her faith and family, she had a tremendous passion for music and was an accomplished classical pianist. Bach and Chopin, and so many other classical composers, filled her mind, heart and soul. Susan’s love for music was reinforced by the choice of her husband, Dick, a jazz sax player. She studied piano under Mercedes Pitta, played piano and French horn with the New Bedford High School Orchestra under Kenneth Park. Her mother, Majorie Andrews, was also a pianist who played with that High School Orchestra, as well as the New Bedford Philharmonic Orchestra under Clarence Arey. Besides her husband Richard (Dick), she was predeceased by her son Stephen Brunette and her daughter Ellen Brunette. She leaves her loving children and family to cherish her memories: Michael Brunette of Enfield, David Brunette and his wife Joanne of Enfield, Laurence Brunette, Richard Brunette, Jr., and Mary Brunette, all of Windsor Locks; 8 cherished grandchildren, Jonathan, Mark, Paul, Elizabeth, Peter, and Catherine Brunette, Justin Lyons, and Hillary Kelting; 2 great-grandchildren, Marley Brunette and Nora Kelting; and her brother, Robert Smith, Jr. of South Dartmouth, MA. Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 8, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Windsor Locks. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Windsor Locks. For online condolences, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT
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    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
    9:00am - 10:30am
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Robert Bellarmine Church
    52 South Elm St
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    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
  • Interment

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT
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    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

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John Parizo

Dear Dave: Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Elba and John Parizo
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Ed,Donna, Brian,Ashley Loiseau

Dave sorry about your mom. Now I see where your talent comes from. Would bet your mom is making music with Angels all around her.
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