Dear Family of the Archdiocese,
I am saddened to tell you that our beloved Bishop Robert A. Brucato (class 1957), retired auxiliary bishop of New York, and former pastor, chancellor, and vicar general, has gone home to the Lord. Many of you would know him from the countless number of Confirmations, parish celebrations, and other events that he would have attended. He died this morning at Saint Joseph Hospital.
Join me, please, in thanking God for his life, especially his generous and faithful priesthood.
Pray as well that the powerful mercy of Jesus, in which our bishop had such trust, has ushered him into heaven.
May he rest in peace.
Faithfully in Christ,
Archbishop of New York