Raymond Ivo “Ray” Bruttomesso, 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away November 30, 2019. He was born in Torrington, CT to the late Samuel and Louise Ciriello Bruttomesso. He received a BS in accounting from The College of the Holy Cross, MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Boston College Law School. The first in his family to attend college, he earned scholarships to each institution enabling him to attend. He was always grateful for his opportunities, showing it by funding scholarships to help students attend The College of the Holy Cross and Catholic grade school in Torrington, CT.
He married Kathleen McMahon also from Torrinton and had five children with her as he built a career in corporate law and taxation living primarily in the Chicago area and West Hartford, CT. After his marriage ended, he met and married Susie Young relocating to Atlanta where he opened a tax and financial planning practice working with individuals and small businesses. He loved his work and continued practicing until last year. He often taught college classes in accounting, management, and financial planning and was happiest when he could help an individual learn how to improve his financial situation. He strove to practice quiet acts of charity, looking for ways to help people achieve their full potential as others had helped him.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan “Susie” Young Bruttomesso; five children, Raymond, Jr. (Patricia), Cheryl (Debra Clarke), Robert (Kim Eugair), Charles (Kathleen) and Douglas (Wendy); 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Barbara) and Samuel (Lucy); and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 6, 2019 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Father Eric Hill will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the mass in the Narthex. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Raymond I Bruttomesso Scholarship Fund at The College of the Holy Cross, One College Street, Worcester, MA 01610 or to St. Vincent de Paul Society at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com