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Denise Ann BrognanoDenise Ann Brognano Chesnee, SC. Denise Ann Brognano, 60, of Chesnee passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born January 23, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY., she was a daughter of the late Joseph Brognano and Yolanda Calemine Brognano. She was a Victim’s Advocate for the Safe Homes Rape Crisis Coalition and a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. She was an accomplished Artist, mother and friend to many. She graduated from Converse College with High Honors attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Therapy. Surviving are her daughters, Alexandra Brognano of Spartanburg, Nicollette J. Fortunato (Stephen) of Hanover, MD.; brother, Joseph Brognano of New York; sister, Mary Lou Shevlin of Florida and a grandson, James Madden. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Harris-Nadeau Mortuary. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Good Shepherd Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum. Family members are at their respective homes. "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans." Harris-Nadeau Mortuary 5880 Chesnee Hwy. Chesnee, SC.
We spent our summers in NY together with our children. So fun and so many wonderful memories. I was always so in awe of your artistic talent!! I wish you eternal peace, beautiful lady!!!
Lori Emanuele Jan 6 2018 5:26 PM
Loved you. So much you were so kind real a beautiful soul and your beautiful words always guidance and support you were the only one who can help everyone else I will never forget you ever
Debra Hertzberg Jan 5 2018 11:16 AM
Alex, Nikki, and other Brognano Family, When I think of your mother, it makes me smile. She was fun, friendly, artistic, and had a heart of gold. I loved going to Italian restaurants with her while we went to Converse together. She had such a passion for all things Italian and creating and beautiful and meaningful artwork. I think her greatest creation was her beautiful and precious family. I am sorry for your loss.Your family is in my prayers. With Love, Danielle Womack
Danielle Womack Jan 5 2018 3:05 AM
My love goes out to the friends and family of Denise. I pray that your memories will bring you comfort. Alex, Nikki, and Madden, you were her heart and I know she's going to be watching over you. May Our Father hold you close and help you through your sorrow until you see her again.
Gina Wright Jan 4 2018 10:07 PM
Beautiful, Kind spirited , Talented, Proud Mother and Grandmother are what comes to mind when I think of Denise.....As well as a Caring always there Friend....... I will miss You ! However knowing your Sprit lives on gives me peace that your at peace... Watch over us all D..... Til we meet again Your Friend Jack ......Love you
jack Jan 4 2018 12:03 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Denise Brognano
Mzd Smith Jan 3 2018 2:16 PM
I was so saddened to hear about Denise passing away this morning. I have known her well over a decade and worked closely with her at her time at SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition. She started volunteering under me and we would have long conversations together about ways to help. She was such a giving soul...sometimes to the point it hurt, but that was just who she was. She loved people and wanted them to do well. She loved her family and especially her sweet grandson. She lit up when she spoke of him. I am glad she is not dealing with the physical pain and suffering that she dealt with for so long. Rest easy sweet lady and know we will always remember you. Karen Martin-Wilkins
Karen Martin-Wilkins Jan 3 2018 11:03 AM