Bruno Peter Nardi
10/18/1921 – 4/10/2018
Bruno passed away Tuesday at the home he lived in nearly all his life. He was 96. A Martinez native, he grew up in Vine Hill on the family ranch/winery, graduated from Alhambra HS and served in WWII. After marrying Mary Meloncelli in 1946, Bruno built the family home evenings after truck driving all day. Eventually, he and his partner owned Diablo Transportation Co.
Retired at age 59, Bruno enjoyed fishing, bocce, camping, growing vegetables, and most importantly ‘Famiglia’.
Bruno & Mary had two boys: David (Laura) and John (Claudia), 6 grandkids, & 10 great grandkids. Things that he was most thankful for: His wife/marriage, kids/grandkids/great grandkids, building his home, his garden, citrus trees, his health and ability to see his kids/grandkids grow up. Famiglia to Bruno, was extended to everyone he met – friends, neighbors and extended family all felt connected to him.
Bru was always known for a humorous quip, a big smile, and of course the best tomatoes on the planet. Always an optimist, he recently said “I’ve been so lucky!”
No, Bru. We are the lucky ones!
Graveside service on 4/20 @ Queen of Heaven (Lafayette) @ 11am with celebration following at Nardi Ranch.