Brugioni, Rita


Died: July 21, 2012

PEORIA – Rita Mae Brugioni, formerly of Peoria, died at 8:40 a.m. on July 21, 2012 in Aurora.

She was born February 16, 1931 in Edina, MO to Shafter and Juanita (Parrish) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents. She married Delmo Brugioni on July 10, 1952 in Jefferson City, MO, celebrating 60 years of marriage. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter Nancy (John) Machens of Peoria and one son Ken (Gail) Brugioni of Tinley Park; grandchildren Lisa (Ernie) Stephens, Eric (fiancé Bre Hover) Scovill, Mark Brugioni, David Brugioni, Katrina (Mike) Honnold and Eric Machens; great-grandchildren Piper Anne and John Michael; and sisters Anita Koop and Betty (Bob) Folks of Colorado.

Rita graduated from Woodruff High School in Peoria. She was a homemaker. She took great delight in watching hockey games with family and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks with her grandchildren. She loved reading and collecting.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel. Rev. Stephen Barch will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials are to Provena Hospice, 799 McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to

Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL
Phone: (309) 688-4441