Arthur J. Brusie

June 15, 1935 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 85)

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Torrington – Arthur J. Brusie, 85, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Arden Courts of Avon, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine A. (Sebest) Brusie.

        Art was born in Torrington June 15, 1935, son of the late Arthur C. and Kathleen A. (O’Heron) Brusie, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Torrington High School, Class of 1953, where he met and later married his high school sweetheart, Josephine. He also graduated from UConn College of Agriculture. Art was a lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Torrington. He was a former, active member of the Local Elks #372, a former member and team sponsor of the Monday Night Bowling League at the former Skytop Lanes. Art was a fan of UConn men’s and women’s basketball programs and was also a former member at Greenwoods Country Club. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of a highly successful siding and gutter home improvement business for more than 30 years.

        Art had a great love for his family and enjoyed spending the many days at his Highland Lake property with his children, grandchildren, and their friends.

        Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Stearns and her husband, Robert, and Ann O’Donnell and her husband, Patrick, all of Torrington; six grandchildren, Emily Stearns-Graveline and her husband, Nick, Robert Stearns and his wife, Moriah, Timothy O’Donnell and his wife, Alli, Rachel and Kristen Stearns, and Kathleen O’Donnell; four great-grandchildren, Briella, Saidee, Wenonah Stearns, and Trysten Czekierda; and special family members, Patricia Morales and her husband Miguel, and Karen Svetz, and, John Andrews; and several grandnieces and nephews. Mr. Brusie was predeceased by his sister, Anne Shaw.

        The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Arden Court of Avon, Seasons Hospice, and Art’s caregiver, Linda, for the loving care he received.

        Graveside services will be held Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00p.m. at New St. Francis Cemetery, 863 S. Main, St., Torrington. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, is in care of arrangements.

        At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489 or online at




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Graveside Service
December 18, 2020

1:00 PM
New St. Francis Cemetery
863 South Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790

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