Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 16, 2014

Mrs. Thomasine E. (Brucato) Runge, 73 Years

Andover — Mrs. Thomasine E. (Brucato) Runge, 73, a resident of Andover, and beloved wife to Wallace E. Runge, died surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday evening, January 9, 2014.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 25, 1940, she was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (Henkel) Brucato. Mrs. Runge was a graduate of Andover High School and the American Bible College. She was a longtime member of the Free Christian Church in Andover, where she had served as Deaconess. She was employed by the Town of Andover for 47 years.

Besides her beloved husband of 53 years, Wallace, she will be very sorely missed by her loving daughters, Stephanie and her partner, Nasser, Dustine, and her husband William, and Kirsta and her husband, Stephen; siblings, Jeffrey, Peter, Gregory, Jamie, Deidra, and Tammy; grandchildren, Andrew, Tyler and Thomasine “Siney”; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the loving mother of the late Kordel L. Runge, and sister of the late Lawrence Brucato.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service was celebrated in the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover, on Wednesday, January 15, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends were welcomed. Calling hours were omitted. Interment will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Donations in Thomasine's memory may be made to, or

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