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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Bruno Albertella

Today at 3pm in Cannobio, the bells of the parish church of San Vittore are being tolled. They are ringing in a final farewell to Bruno Albertella, who sadly died yesterday, after a long illness.

Bruno Albertella (77), who did so much to revitalise Carmine Superiore. Who spent 40 years of his life putting his energies into very little else. Bruno was one of the driving forces behind the Gruppo Carmenitt, which did everything from rebuilding bridges and clearing woodland pathways to organising processions and festivals. And on top of it all, mounted the 1975 celebrations for Carmine's 1,000-year anniversary.

His energy and leadership cannot be overvalued. One only has to look at the gradual disintegration of some parts of the village and the sad absence of community events, to see how much has been lacking since his illness took him away from this work.

I noticed recently that a rose planted on the terrace of the Ristoro di San Gottardo, so long a community centre, has all but died for lack of care. And I begin to wonder whether and where Carmine will find such an amante again.

Our hearts are with Emma, Adriana, Livio and Daniele.

2 comments:

MP said...

Sad news. Riposi in pace

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Bruno, one of the old school who will be sadly missed for all his good works for the community.
Thanks Louise for a fitting tribute.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Bruno Albertella

Today at 3pm in Cannobio, the bells of the parish church of San Vittore are being tolled. They are ringing in a final farewell to Bruno Albertella, who sadly died yesterday, after a long illness.

Bruno Albertella (77), who did so much to revitalise Carmine Superiore. Who spent 40 years of his life putting his energies into very little else. Bruno was one of the driving forces behind the Gruppo Carmenitt, which did everything from rebuilding bridges and clearing woodland pathways to organising processions and festivals. And on top of it all, mounted the 1975 celebrations for Carmine's 1,000-year anniversary.

His energy and leadership cannot be overvalued. One only has to look at the gradual disintegration of some parts of the village and the sad absence of community events, to see how much has been lacking since his illness took him away from this work.

I noticed recently that a rose planted on the terrace of the Ristoro di San Gottardo, so long a community centre, has all but died for lack of care. And I begin to wonder whether and where Carmine will find such an amante again.

Our hearts are with Emma, Adriana, Livio and Daniele.

2 comments:

MP said...

Sad news. Riposi in pace

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace Bruno, one of the old school who will be sadly missed for all his good works for the community.
Thanks Louise for a fitting tribute.