In Loving Memory of Bruno Andersson

November 16, 1937
Gothenburg, Sweden
May 20, 2019
Riverdale, NY
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Thursday 5-9 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

May 30, 2019


St. Francis of Assisi Church

Mass of Christian Burial

35 Norfield Road,
CT 06883

Friday, May 31, 2019 11:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Make-A-Wish of Hudson Valley

832 South Broadway,
The Wish House,
NY 10591

Bruno Andersson

Bruno Andersson, born in Gothenburg, Sweden on November 16, 1937, died suddenly of a heart attack on May 20, 2019. He emigrated to America in 1959 and joined his family who had arrived the year prior. Together they moved from Boston to New York City, landing in Elmhurst, Queens. Bruno worked for Malcus Tools Corporation, a Swedish drill manufacturing company, where he met Anne Respol. Bruno and Anne were married on July 23, 1966. They were the best of friends, enjoying each other for their almost 53 years together. When Malcus was bought by the large Swedish manufacturing firm SKF, Bruno eventually rose to become president of its American branch. His final years in the workforce before retirement were in finance with the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He and Anne have been parish members of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Weston, CT for 41 years. Together they introduced to the parish the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based religious formation program for children aged three to twelve; and have served as catechists in the program for the last 25 years. Bruno loved to travel. He always remarked that a specific joy of his would have been to be randomly placed somewhere in the world; he considered that finding his way back would have been a delightful challenge. He had a love of learning, enjoyed reading, and was always up to date on the news of the world. He had an acute sense of humor and loved to laugh. To our joy, he also played the piano by ear, often giving us a lovely rendition of one of our favorite tunes, although his own preferred music genre was jazz. Most especially, though, Bruno loved spending time with his family. He was a dear husband and father, kind and gentle, and was always ready and willing to drive anyone anywhere they needed to be. He was beloved by everyone who knew him! Bruno was the son of Åke and Hildur Andersson. His older sister Barbro Andersson Johnson predeceased him by five years. He is survived by his younger siblings, brother Olle Andersson and sister Irmelin Andersson Koehler, his wife Anne, sons Christopher, Michael, and David, and son-in-law Andrew. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Birger Johnson of Sweden, Fredrick Koehler, and George Connors; and sisters-in-law, Ercilia Andersson and Louise Connors; and by many nieces, grand-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews in Sweden and in the U.S. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston. Friends may call Thursday from 5-9 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to remember Bruno, you are welcome to donate to the Hudson Valley chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. When on the M-A-W website, you can select the Hudson Valley chapter to donate to them directly:

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5 Guestbook Entries for Bruno Andersson

  1. Our hearts are broken at your loss. We deeply appreciate the joyful enthusiasm Bruno has shown for our company over the years, and are grateful that our dear friend Chris had such love and support in his life. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    The Staff and Board of TOSOS

  2. Varma tankar till Bruno från oss alla, det har varit ett privilegium att få känna och umgås med Bruno som var en så fin, omtänksam och levande person.

  3. It was a joy to work at Bruno’s side for six years. Positive people like him make life worthwhile. I’ll never forget his rakish sense of humor. Please accept my condolences.