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Frances E. Bruno of Buffalo, a retired saleswoman at the Sample Shop, died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She was 93.

Born in Blairsville, Pa., she moved to Buffalo in 1930, when she married Lewis Savini. She lived for five years each in Rochester, Pittsburgh and Syracuse before returning to Buffalo in 1954.

Before her retirement in 1970, she worked in sales at the Sample Shop for 14 years. She was also an election inspector in North Buffalo.

A member of St. Rose of Lima parish in Buffalo, Mrs. Bruno was known for her kitchen skills, in particular her cookies.

Her first husband died in 1968. In 1970, she married Frank Bruno, who died in 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Marian L. MacDonald of Buffalo; two stepdaughters, Victoria Leone and Frances Novak, both of Williamsville; a son, Ralph Savini of Delray Beach, Fla.; a stepson, John of Williamsville; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in St. Pius X Church, 1700 N. French Road, Getzville. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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