Mr. Raymond Ivo Bruttomesso, 85
~~Raymond Ivo “Ray” Bruttomesso, 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away November 30, 2019. He was born in Torrington, CT to the late Samuel and Louise Ciriello Bruttomesso. He received a BS in accounting from The College of the Holy Cross, MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Boston College Law School. The first in his family to attend college, he earned scholarships to each institution enabling him to attend. He was always grateful for his opportunities, showing it by funding scholarships to help students attend The College of the Holy Cross and Catholic grade school in Torrington, CT.
He married Kathleen McMahon also from Torrinton and had five children with her as he built a career in corporate law and taxation living primarily in the Chicago area and West Hartford, CT. After his marriage ended, he met and married Susie Young relocating to Atlanta where he opened a tax and financial planning practice working with individuals and small businesses. He loved his work and continued practicing until last year. He often taught college classes in accounting, management, and financial planning and was happiest when he could help an individual learn how to improve his financial situation. He strove to practice quiet acts of charity, looking for ways to help people achieve their full potential as others had helped him.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan “Susie” Young Bruttomesso; five children, Raymond, Jr. (Patricia), Cheryl (Debra Clarke), Robert (Kim Eugair), Charles (Kathleen) and Douglas (Wendy); 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Barbara) and Samuel (Lucy); and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Father Eric Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the mass in the Narthex. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Raymond I Bruttomesso Scholarship Fund at The College of the Holy Cross, One College Street, Worcester, MA 01610 or to St. Vincent de Paul Society at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com
Rev. Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
Condolences to Susie and the family. Ray was a warm hearted and generous man, concerned that the College of the Holy Cross flourish and offer others the opportunities that he himself enjoyed there. Though unfailingly generous, he was not afraid to speak out when it was necessary. Ray was a good friend to me from our freshman year and subsequently at class reunions and on the Advisory Board. I, and a hose of others, will miss him greatly.
Bishop Peter A. Rosazza
Dear Susie and Ray's children: May the Lord's peace be with you. As I said on my phone message, I shall offer Holy Mass for Ray, praying that the Lord take him quickly into his eternal peace, love and joy and give you the consolation you need at this time of loss. God bless you. Ray's high school classmate, Bishop Peter A. Rosazza
My sincerest condolences to your family. I was happy to be able to spend time with Ray on family vacations to the beach. He was a passionate, charismatic, and genuine. He will be greatly missed.
Dear Susie and Family - Donna & I share your sorrow . Ray was a true friend, and a role model for many. When we think of Holy Cross Crusaders, Ray shines as a wonderful example!
You are all in our prayers! Hugh Kelly , H C ‘56
Cindy Basil Howard
It is with deepest sympathy that we write to express our condolences on the loss of Ray Bruttomesso. This extremely wise man wanted to help others at every turn. He was intent on helping students from his home town and kept a watchful eye on the success of the Catholic school in Torrington, CT that he wanted to specifically help. We were honored to know him and thank him for his immense generosity. Susie and family, we will continue to keep you and the soul of Ray in our prayers. Thank you for your goodness. May you find peace.
With deepest condolences from the Trustees and Staff at the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools.
Susie, Roger, Sam and family, please accept our condolences on Ray's passing. He lived a highly interesting and productive life and his contributions to Holy Cross and other charities will continue to impact lives forever. May he rest in peace and may all of you receive God's comfort. Ted and Linda Bruttomesso
Rev. John Bagley
Ray was a loyal son of Holy Cross and a good classmate. He will be missed. I will offer Mass for him on the day of his funeral,
Heartfelt condolences to the entire family Bruttomesso family. I am deeply saddened by your loss.
The Brewster Family
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our gratitude to Ray for helping make Holy Cross such a special experience for Jackie Brewster '19.
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