Joyce A. Bruner


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Joyce A. Bruner of Greenwood Lake passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Aug. 18, 2013, at St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick. She was 70 years old.

Born May 3, 1943, in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of Martin A. and Irene (Mossina) Buccolo.

She was married to her devoted husband, Kenneth Bruner.

Joyce was the owner of the former Painted Rose Cafe in Sugar Loaf. An accomplished and acclaimed artist and writer, she was the owner of the Wind Horse Gallery in Greenwood Lake. She was a member of the Art League and her artwork was recently displayed in Ringwood with other local artists.

An avid gardener, she enjoyed gardening at home and at the Warwick Reformed Church and the Doc Frey Center.

She was a member of the Warwick Reformed Church and the Warwick Chorale.

Joyce also loved reading and enjoyed being a member of the Greenwood Lake library book club.

She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Kenneth Bruner of Greenwood Lake; her son Robert Wagner of Greenwood Lake; her daughter Jayne Wagner of Kingston; a brother, Martin Buccolo, of Connecticut; step daughter Jennifer Bruner; step sons Douglas Bruner of New Jersey and Mark Bruner of Pennsylvania; and grandchildren Gillian, Brittany, Alyssa, Douglas, Michael, Catherine and Andrew.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Coccioli.

Joyce was a unique and beautiful person who saw the world filled with color, love and wonder. Her sense of humor, kindness and intensity will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved her.

A celebration of her life service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Warwick Reformed Church. Reception to follow, all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:

Warwick Art League, PO Box 923, Warwick, NY 10990.

Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925.

Diana’s Cat Shelter, PO Box 411. Accord, NY 12404.

For further information or to send an online condolence, contact Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, online at www.lsvpmemorialhome.com.

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