Bruce S. Trovato
December 1, 2013
Bruce S. Trovato of Hardwick, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 1, 2013. He was 56 years old.
Bruce was the son of Sam and Clerice Trovato and grew up in Nutley. He graduated from Nutley High School with the Class of 1976; he attended William Paterson College and then trained at the Essex County Police Academy. He served the community as a patrolman on the Nutley Police Force for ten years before a disabling accident on the job forced an early retirement.
Bruce was married in 1984 to Hillary Hill, Nutley art teacher, at Grace Episcopal Church. After exploring and becoming enamored with the area, they settled in rural northwest New Jersey at their "Hawk Hollow" farm.
He became a skilled craftsman; his lifelong interests included golf, guitar, target shooting and marksmanship, outdoor activities, love of nature, animals, and photography. His travel adventures took him to the lakes of Minnesota, Oregon's high desert ranch country, the Hawaiian Islands, the Florida Everglades, and the wilds of his backyard, wooded and replete with natural wonders.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 29 years, Hillary. He left his two devoted sisters, Celeste Boreyko of Nutley and ClareAnn Dinverno of Florida; his dear friend and brother-in-law, Peter Boreyko; a brother, Brian Trovato, and his wife, Jody Trovato, of Nutley; his sister-in-law, Patricia Hill Herron, and husband, Michael Herron, of Chesterfield; and his brother-in-law, Percival Smith Hill, IV, and his wife, Karen Hill, of Florida.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a Prayer Ceremony at 12 noon on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Stillwater Cemetery, Route 521, Stillwater, NJ. This will be followed by a special Celebration of Bruce's Life from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Mohican Banquet Hall, 12 Mohican Road, Blairstown, NJ.
In memory of Bruce, donations in his name may be sent to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or the Associated Human Society of New Jersey, 124 Evergreen Ave, Newark, NJ 07114.
Stillwater, NJ 07875
Celebration of Life
Mohican Banquet Hall
12 Mohican Road
Blairstown, NJ 07825
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