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Ms. Linda S. (Nielsen) Bruno

November 7, 1952 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 69)


Linda S. Bruno, 69, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 29, 2021. She was surrounded by her three loving daughters and granddaughter, who provided round the clock tender care as she courageously fought an eight-month battle with ALS.

Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Paul and Lizzie Nielsen and moved to Bristol while she was in high school. Linda was an elementary teacher in the Bristol Warren Regional School district, having taught at Guiteras School until her retirement. Teaching was truly Linda’s calling. She impacted generations of students with her kind and caring nature. She would individualize each and every lesson in order for her students to succeed. She was a teacher, a mentor and a university clinical educator who will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughters Laurie Ellen Bruno and Alaina Bruno of Bristol and Briana Bruno Garrahy (E. Patrick Garrahy III) of East Greenwich. She was the sister of Kenneth Nielsen (Heidi) of Gilford, NH and Ellen Canna-Bettencourt (Richard) of Bristol, NY and sister-in-law to Joseph Bruno (Jane) of Bristol, RI. Linda leaves her grandchildren, Kennedy Evangelista and E. Patrick Garrahy IV, “Paddy.” She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI at 11am. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 4-7PM at Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St, Bristol, RI. In lieu of flowers, your kind donation in Linda’s memory may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA 02574 or by visiting

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December 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life
December 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Redwood Chapel Swan Point Cemetery
585 Blackstone Blvd.
Providence, RI 02906


Swan Point Cemetery
585 Blackstone Blvd.
Providence, RI


Compassionate Care ALS
P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth MA 02574

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