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Glen Cove Mourns Death of Police Lieutenant

Lt. Rod Bruschini died suddenly on Jan. 10, funeral services to be held at St. Paul's Episcopal.

Rod Bruschini died suddenly on Jan. 10 at age 56. Credit: Family Facebook page.
Rod Bruschini died suddenly on Jan. 10 at age 56. Credit: Family Facebook page.
Flags were lowered around the City of Glen Cove this weekend following the sudden death of Glen Cove Police Lieutenant Rod Bruschini, who succumbed to an illness Friday at the age of 56. 

Bruschini was a lifelong Glen Cover and member of the police force for over 30 years. He will be remembered fondly by family and friends as well as those he served in the community. 

"He simply loved others more than himself. That is how he was, that is how he is to be remembered, and that is how I will strive to live," his son Michael wrote in a note on Facebook. "As one friend wrote, "everybody liked him because it was impossible not to like him."

"My heart goes out to Rod's family," said Police Chief William Whitton. "I knew Rod to be a good-hearted man, a devoted husband and a wonderful father. I had the honor and privilege of working with Rod for over 29 years. I was always impressed by the way he went about his job and conducted himself, both in and outside the police department. He left us too soon. There are many who love him and many who will miss him. As the police department moves forward without him, we will never forget what a kind and gentle man he was."

Bruschini is survived by his wife, Diane, children Michael, Krista and Julianne, sisters Maryanne (Rob) Grabowski and Carol (Hugh) Kenary, and mother-in-law Mary Campanola, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home, 220 Glen Street, Glen Cove. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 28 Highland Rd., Glen Cove at 11 am. Bruschini will be buried in St. Paul's Cemetery.

Share your memories of Rod Bruschini below.
Adina Genn (Editor) January 13, 2014 at 05:23 PM
Mike, I am sorry for your family's loss.
Tom Terrific January 13, 2014 at 07:46 PM
Mike B., my sincere and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I, too, lost my dad about a year ago so I know a little of what you're going through. Be strong.
Carmelina Papasidero January 13, 2014 at 08:13 PM
so very sorry to hear about his loss!! Thoughts and prayers to all of the family!!
judy diaz January 14, 2014 at 08:35 AM
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Diane/Carol and all the families. We keep you all in prayer.
Micah Danney (Editor) January 14, 2014 at 03:52 PM
I met Mr. Bruschini once at the scene of a car accident. My sincerest condolences to Mike, his family and the GCPD.
antonietta wilson January 14, 2014 at 03:58 PM
My heartfelt condolences and to the Bruschini Family.
Ingrid Caballero January 14, 2014 at 06:27 PM
My deepest condolences to Bruschini Family & Maryanne and Rob Grabowski and Carol and Hugh Kenary.
Pazzo January 14, 2014 at 08:12 PM
Condolences to Mike and his family.
Theresa Hauck January 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Our prayers and support are with the Bruschini Family, Maryanne and Rob and Carol and Hugh Kenary. The out pouring of support last night is testimony to Rod's positive presence in this community. We will miss Rod but his memory will live on in our hearts. with deepest sympathy, Theresa, George and Phil Hauck
Mike Bruschini January 22, 2014 at 04:10 PM
On behalf of my family: thank you everybody for your kind words.

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