In Memory

Cynthia Lello Bruscato

Cynthia Lello Bruscato

Cynthia A. Bruscato, 35 Loving wife, mother, daughter

ROCKFORD - Cynthia A. Bruscato, 35, of Rockford passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., after a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1965, in Rockford to Dennis and Peggy Lello. She lived all of her life in Rockford. Cindy married Joseph Bruscato in Galena on Sept. 13, 1996. She worked for Gaffney Staffing Services. Member of St. Peter's Cathedral, The University Club and North End Square Neighborhood Association. Cindy graduated from Boylan High School and Rockford College. Survivors include husband, Joseph; children, Gabriella, 3, Angelo, 1, and stepdaughter, Rachele, 17; parents, Dennis and Peggy Lello; sister, Christine (Jim) Mikulich; maternal grandmother, Stella Higgins; parents-in-law, Angelo P. Bruscato and Carol (Dr. William) Cox; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Cindy's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the physicians and caregivers at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Methodist Hospital, the Radisson Hotel and a very special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Allerton of SwedishAmerican Hospital. The family would also like to thank all the family and friends for their support.

Only a Memory

Your smile, your laughter
...Only a memory.
Your voice, your personality
...Only a memory.

Sometimes people mention your name.
Some just keep quiet.
But no matter what is or isn’t said.
You’re always on someone’s mind.

Many years have gone by,
But it seems like only yesterday,
You were by your family’s side.

We can only think of whom you’d be,
To us, you only remain a memory.

It’s been a while since you’ve been gone.
For your friends and family, things just aren’t the same.
It still doesn’t seem real.
Who holds the blame?

If love could have saved you,
You’d still be here today.
The love we hold for you,
Will never change.

As you lay in a still rest,
God broke our hearts to prove he took the best.
Everything you did, everything you were.
It’s only a memory.

  by Erica McLean


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02/04/09 11:48 AM #1    

Rob Addis

If there is a laugh and a smile that could brighten any day....It was Cyndy's.
Such a huge loss.

02/12/09 06:50 PM #2    

Jodi Bufalo Carey

Cynthia was a huge personality. I remember meeting her at a family funeral back when we were sophmore's. My Grandma Katie, thought that Cyndy was me. Back at Boylan after the funeral, we laughed about my gramdma and our friendship was established after finding out we were distant cousins! Over the years, we would see each other and catch up. What a sweet, kind, incredible lady. Miss you.

04/07/09 11:13 PM #3    

Karen Polkowski

I remember Cindy, smiling and laughing often. She was very friendly to everyone. When did she pass away? and how.

05/13/09 08:03 PM #4    

Mary Youmans Wigtil

May sound silly, but I remember her little sneeze.

05/23/09 11:38 AM #5    

Mark Van Vleet

Cyndy was, without a doubt, one of the funniest and happiest people I've ever had the privilege of spending time with. Her laugh was infectious and her smile would light up every room. She was caring, thoughtful and gracious. I know my life is that much better having spent time with Cyndy. She is greatly missed.

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