Bruno T. D’Atri, age 63, longtime resident of Milford and beloved father to Alexander and Olivia D’Atri, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Griffin Hospital after a long illness.
Born on July 14, 1949 in Italy, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Assunta Cicchelli D’Atri. Bruno arrived with his family to the US when he was 5 years old and he served with pride and honor in the US Army during the Vietnam War.
Bruno was an accomplished and creative portrait artist and sign painter. He also was a skilled carpenter and mechanic and recently was employed with J & M Auto Body.
Bruno was passionate about encouraging art in today’s youth and much of his sign work can be seen in local businesses and buildings throughout town, including a book mural at Meadowside Elementary School.
In addition to his children, Alexander and Olivia of Milford, he is survived by his former wife Barbara Judd D’Atri of Milford, his four siblings, Silvana Bizzotto (Frank) of Seymour, Rosita Dzvileski (Mark) of Ansonia, Enzo D’Atri of Naugatuck, John D’Atri of Derby, his beloved companion, Lucy Conti and her son Joseph Zito of Shelton and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Fine Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford, CT 06460.