Mr. Bruno Scrivo, 91 of West Caldwell and Toms River, N.J., passed away peacefully at his home on September 9, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
Bruno was born in Newark (1929) to the late Pietro and Mary (Grenci) Scrivo. Bruno lived most of his life in North Caldwell and Montville, N.J., and moved to West Caldwell two years ago. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War (1951 to 1952).
Bruno graduated from Bloomfield Technical High School (1947). In the early 1950s, he founded Roseville Garment Company in Newark, which manufactured women’s clothing for worldwide retailers and brands. Over the ensuing three decades, he built the business dramatically, with factories in Newark and East Newark. With a reputation for meticulous manufacturing techniques, Bruno was often the contractor of choice for America’s most famous clothing brands. After the migration of manufacturing jobs to Asia, Bruno founded CCS Trading Company, a wholesale clothing distribution company he ran with his son, Peter. They then opened several retail women’s clothing boutiques in New Jersey.
Bruno’s most cherished possession was his family. His happiest times were when he was surrounded by his family and friends, particularly at the family’s summer home in Toms River, where they hosted countless gatherings. Bruno was a true gentleman and always impeccably dressed. He never forgot his roots from Clifton Avenue in Newark and the hallmarks of his business and personal life were hard work, honesty, and loyalty.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Marie (Lorenzo) and a sister, Norma (LaGreca). He is also survived by four sons, Peter, his wife Linda, Steven, his wife Florence, Thomas, his wife Susan, Robert and his wife Marlene. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Lauren Harris (with whom he shared a most special bond) and her husband, Spencer, Steven, T.J., James, Alexandra, Griffin,Faith, Haley, Annaliese, Robert and Amelia, and a great granddaughter, Mia Lilly Harris.
Bruno was predeceased by his sisters Rose (Duda), Nancy (Oliveri) and Marie (Saltalamacchia).
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston at 11:30 am, followed by the entombment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
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