Bernard Bramante passed away at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Tuesday. He was 78. Born and raised in the West End, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Tripolina Bramante. He worked in the fishing industry throughout his life and with his brother operated B and D Brokers, a fish brokerage and auctioneer firm. For many years, Bernard was an owner and trainer of thoroughbred horses. He was a devoted family man who provided well for his wife and children. He was a proud papa who loved time with his grandchildren.

The beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Obery) Bramante, Bernard was a devoted father to Michele Farrell and her husband John of Stoneham, Bernard Bramante, Jr and his wife Cheryl of Wakefield, Peter Bramante and his wife Kimberly of Reading. He was a loving “Papa” to Nicole, Gabriella, Michael and Francesca. Bernard was the dear brother of Salvatore “Salvy” Bramante and his wife Nikki, Frank Bramante and his wife Bobbi, James “Jimmy” Bramante and his wife Phyllis, Peter Bramante and his wife Barbara, Dolores Bramante and her husband Joe Anoli, Christine Bramante and her husband Howie Cohen, the late Danny Bramante and his surviving wife Marguerite, Olympia Sharpe and her husband Jimmy, Mary Marchesini and her husband John, Connie Ruggiero and her husband Louie, Rose Interrante and her husband Joseph, Celia Lodi and her husband Egidio.

His funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Tuesday, March 5th at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, at 10 AM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit at the funeral home on Monday 4 – 8 PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Bernard’s name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development/Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.