On February 23, 2019, Ceeanne Brutsch Brosi, age 80, died at her home in the Coffee Run Condominiums in Hockessin, Delaware.
Ceeanne was born in Dallas, Texas, on June 18, 1938. She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Allen Brutsch, and her father, Harry Russell Brutsch, Jr.
As a child, she lived mostly in Dallas. Although she did not live in Texas as an adult, she was proud to call herself a native Texan! She moved to California in 1960, where she attended Pasadena City College and met and married Craig. Following her husbands graduation from college, the family lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina before moving to the Wilmington area in 1989. As she moved from state to state, Ceeanne was active in amateur theater, appearing in multiple productions, including Oklahoma (Ado Annie), 110 in the Shade, How to Succeed in Business …, Sunshine Boys, A Funny Thing Happened …, The Apple Tree, and many more. Her involvement with the theater also included working backstage (costume design, set creation) and she was honored with an outstanding service award from Circle Theatre in Nashville.
From an early age, Ceeanne appreciated opera. She enjoyed attending the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She had the good fortune to experience opera in several other internationally-acclaimed venues, including Santa Fe, New Mexico; Cooperstown, New York, (Glimmerglass Festival); and Sydney, Australia.
Here in Delaware, Ceeanne was very active at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. She started a flower guild to provide for all of the floral needs at the church and served as chairperson of the flower guild for ~ 10 years. She led a group that designed and assembled chasubles, altar cloths, and wall hangings for every season on the church calendar. This multi-year (orphrey) project received recognition from the national Episcopal Church.
Ceeanne & Craig enjoyed traveling. They visited all 50 states and over 70 countries throughout the world. Favorite vacations included Antarctica, Ireland, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Israel, Egypt, China, Japan, and Australia.
Ceeanne is survived by: husband, R Craig Brosi; daughter, Caren Brosi (husband, Randy Conner), of Waynesboro, Virginia; son, Ronald Clarke Brosi (wife, Laura Brosi), of Charlotte, North Carolina; brother, Harry Russell Brutsch, III (wife, Debbie Brutsch), of Austin, Texas; and brother-in-law, Brian Alan Brosi, of Marion, Illinois.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00AM on Saturday, March 9, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Memorial Fund at St. Barnabas. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.mccreryandharra.com