Patricia “Pat” Ann Brune

October 21, 1951 - October 1, 2021

Patricia “Pat” Ann Brune, 69, a resident of Cape Coral, FL passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 in Cape Coral, FL.  She was born October 21, 1951 in Kew Gardens, NY to Charles and Joan Sweeney, now deceased.

Pat was of the Catholic faith. She graduated from Islip High School in 1969 with a license in Cosmetology and worked as a hairstylist. On June 7, 1970, she married her high school sweetheart William (Billy) Joseph Brune, Sr. She then became a mother of two to Kerry in 1971 and Billy in 1976. Aside from being a devoted mother and homemaker, her and Billy owned and operated Character’s Pub in Bluepoint, Long Island. In 1977, she moved to Florida, and worked as a bartender. In February 1981 she became a widow. She moved to Houston, TX in 1982 where she was a homemaker and had her third child Kyle. In 1987 she moved back to FL, and in 1988 she had her fourth child Danielle. While raising Kyle and Danielle alone, she opened up her own business called “Sparkle Commercial Cleaning” and after closing that business she partnered with her daughter Kerry and opened up “K&P Catering” until she retired in 2010.

She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her beloved dogs Cocoa, Tyson and Riley Jackson, riding on Harley’s and collecting Angels.

But more than anything, Pat made it very obvious that the sun rose and set on her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her four loving children, Kerry Collins (Hector De Leon) of Cape Coral, William (Billy) Brune, Jr. of Alva, FL, Kyle Graham (Amanda) of Frederick, MD, and Danielle Hamilton of Quincy, FL; six siblings, Colleen Foroudi of Fort Myers, Kelly Pilkington (Ed) of Cape Coral, Maureen Cochran (Donnie) of Tellico Plains, TN, Charles “Buzzy” Sweeney of Fort Myers, Gary Sweeney (Rita) of Green Valley, AZ, and Eugene Sweeney (Linnea) of North Fort Myers, FL; grandchildren, Lyric Madison Brune, Jonathan Gerhart, Jordan Graham, and Derek Graham,  great granddaughter, Adelaine Hall and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

Memorial Services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Susan Sweeney Oct 4, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    So many wonderful memories. A very very sad day. She was loved beyond words. GOD be with the family. In the name of Jesus.

  2. VIRGINIA BURLESON Oct 4, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    My heart is broken. She was like a sister to me for many years. My love to all her family.
    She is now with Billy forever.

  3. Annette Zavalaga Oct 4, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Dearest Moe (& family), May the memories of your dear sister bring some joy to your heart and peace to your soul. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Sister! My sympathies go out to your entire family!
    Big hugs sent your way Moe!

  4. Karey Oct 5, 2021 at 12:07 am

    She always called me “Woo Woo WOOOOOOOZLEY” I love that women. Loud as all hell and she loved every bit of it. It’s just who Pat was. If you ever needed a friend or someone to talk to she was always that person as well. I’ll miss her so much. I will never forget her.

  5. Diane K Simmons Oct 5, 2021 at 11:25 am

    No words could explain the way I feel. My heart is broken. As pat was like my older sisterI used to babysit Kerry when she was a newborn. We shared such remarkable memories! Knowing Pat, since I was in the second grade. The world will never be the same ( without her). God has gained a precious angel. Love to all the Sweeney family. Including the Brunei’s and etc! I’m so sorry for your loss! Love and prayers. Joan Diane. ❤️

  6. Patricia Persello Sweeney Nov 9, 2021 at 10:54 am

    Although I moved very far away in 2007. I thought about Pat often. She was once my best friend, and I missed her dearly over the years. I was thinking about Pat today, remembering how I meant her in the circle K, Worked with her cleaning houses. So I thought I would look her up to see if I could find her address, so I could drop a note and say hello. Instead I find that she has passed. I miss Pat. And the good times will be thought about forever

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