Connie Bruning

| 21 Nov 2021 | 01:29

Connie Bruning, a lifelong resident of Pine Island, died peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Valley View Nursing Home in Goshen.

She was born in her Pawliczak grandparents’ home in Florida, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 1937.

Because of the pandemic protocols in March 2020, we were not able to welcome Connie’s friends and most of her family at that time and invite you to a memorial visitation, Mass and celebration of her life.

Through the years, Connie worked at Ye Jolly Onion Inn, Ingrassia & LaScala Produce Farms, Roskin Brothers, Orange County Social Services, Mary Kay Cosmetics and most recently at Morgiewicz Produce Farms.

Connie enjoyed traveling to visit her granddaughters in the UK for their graduations and weddings. Trips included time spent in Rome, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Warrington, Australia and New Zealand.

Connie was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus RC Church, St. Stanislaus Rosary Society and Senior Citizens, all in Pine Island, and the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society. Her heart will always be on Pulaski Highway and the Black Dirt fields of Morgiewicz Farms.

She is survived by her daughters Donna Barczak of Wallkill and Maggie Giza and son-in-law Steve Giza of Walden; granddaughters Kimberely Rose Tooke and husband Greg of Glasgow, Scotland, Erica Lynn French and husband Phil of Warrington, England, and Kristen Amodio of New Windsor; grandson Heath Amodio of Maybrook; her sisters Margaret Sanok and Sophie Morgiewicz of Pine Island and Geri Scotto of Yonkers; stepchildren Debbie Bruning and Thom Bruning of Livingston, Texas; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Connie was a caring Cioci to her many nieces and nephews.

Connie was pre-deceased by her parents Kenneth and Rose Pawliczak Morgiewicz, brother Joseph Morgiewicz, brothers-in-law Anthony Sanok and Sal Scotto Sr. and stepdaughter Laurie Connors.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at T.S. Purta Funeral Home in Pine Island. St. Stanislaus Rosary Society will say the rosary at 3 pm.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life will be offered on Monday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Pine Island, with the Rev. Joseph Tokarczyk officiating.

Internment will immediately follow at St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Island Volunteer Ambulance Corp., PO Box 264, Pine Island NY 10969 or St. Stanislaus Rosary Society, 14 Glenmere Avenue, Florida NY 10921.

Arrangements are under the guidance and care of T. S. Purta Funeral Home. For online condolences, please go to