Christine M Bruno Obituary – Kingston, NY (1923-2024)


Christine Bruno, 100, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Health Alliance Hospital in Kingston, NY. Born on October 17, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Justo Rios and Mary Frangello. Chris grew up in ‘Easta’ Kingston and grew up in the restaurant industry, where she worked as a waitress for over 60 years. She and her first husband, along with her brother, Gene Rios and wife Pat, owned and operated the Cedar Rest Restaurant in Kingston for many years. She was a waitress at many fine restaurants, but most will remember her for her 32 years at the Skytop Steakhouse. Her hobbies included cooking, baking and spending time in her garden, tending to her flowers and plants. She was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Kingston Bowling Hall of Fame as Senior Bowler of the Year! She loved socializing in a bar and drinking her Pinot Grigio. But most of all, she loved being with her family. She is survived by her children, Ellen Michaelis, Christine Noble (Terry), John Carter (Julie), Anita Davis and Rosemary Bruno (John Nowicki). 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and an abundance of loving and good friends. Christine is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, John Carter, second husband, Frank Bruno, 12 siblings and 2 sons-in-law, Jimmy Davis (JD) and Richard Michaelis. The family would like to express their gratitude and gratitude to Dr. Francesca Hilmi and her staff, the nurses of 4 SMC at Health Alliance Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A tribute to Christine can be found at the link below, where you can leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family. For those who wish, contributions in Christine’s memory may be made to Hudson Valley