Obituaries: Diana D. Bruce


Diana D. Bruce, 55, of Bristol, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, December 12, 2016.  She was the wife of the late Robert P. Bruce.


Diana was born in Southington on February 16, 1961 daughter of Robert Astolfi of Bristol and the late Edith (Cook) Astolfi.  She was employed with Sedgwick Claims Management Service in Windsor.  Diana loved to go on ocean cruises, enjoyed listening to country music and had many loving friends.


Besides her father, she leaves her siblings, Renato Astolfi and his wife Lynnette of Plainville and Karen Machado and her husband Carlos of Bristol and several nieces and nephews.


Diana’s funeral will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. from O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol and will proceed to St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.  Committal services and interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.  Calling hours will be held on Friday between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.  To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Diana’s memorial page at