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Bruno Sama, 94, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1921, in Sant'Andrea, Calabria, Italy to the late Nicola and Teresa Carioti Sama, and immigrated to the United States as a teen. Bruno proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a resident of Rumson, New Jersey for over 55 years.

Bruno Sama was the owner-operator of "Bruno's Barber Shop" for over 50 years with locations in Rumson on East River and Black Point Roads and in Long Branch on Atlantic and Ocean Avenues.

Bruno is survived and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of over sixty years, Vittoria; his children, Maria (Lawrence) Michaels of Novi, MI, Dina Sama Venero, and Lisa (Mark) Holmes of Pennington, NJ; his grandchildren, Marc Michaels, Michelle Michaels, Alexandra Venero, Gabriel Venero, Christopher Holmes and Matthew Holmes; his sister-in-law, Antoinetta, and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Domenick, Silvio and Louis, his sisters, Marta and Antoniette, and brothers-in-law, Mauro DiCarlo and Nicola Riverso.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, N.J. 07701. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760. Entombment in a mausoleum will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport, NJ.
Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740