Robert Anthony Brucato

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Robert Anthony Brucato
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York
Titular Bishop of Temuniana
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseNew York
AppointedJune 30, 1997
InstalledAugust 25, 1997
Term endedOctober 31, 2006
Other postsTitular Bishop of Temuniana
OrdinationJune 1, 1957
by Francis Spellman
ConsecrationAugust 25, 1997
by John Joseph O'Connor, Patrick Sheridan, and Henry J. Mansell
Personal details
Born(1931-08-14)August 14, 1931
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedNovember 7, 2018(2018-11-07) (aged 87)
Yonkers, New York
MottoMy heart is ready, O Lord.
Styles of
Robert Anthony Brucato
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Robert Anthony Brucato (August 14, 1931 – November 7, 2018) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York from 1997 to 2006.


Born in The Bronx, New York City, Brucato was educated at Cardinal Hayes High School, Cathedral College, St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), and Our Lady of the Lake University. He was ordained a priest on June 1, 1957, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. He served as a chaplain in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1982, and then was appointed to a succession of church leadership roles in New York, including pastor of Holy Rosary, Staten Island (1984–1987), St. Benedict, the Bronx (1987–1994), and St. John the Evangelist, Manhattan (2001–2006). Brucato was appointed titular bishop of 'Temuniana' and auxiliary bishop of the New York Archdiocese on June 30, 1997. He was consecrated bishop on August 25, 1997, taking as his episcopal motto: My heart is ready, O Lord. On October 31, 2006, Brucato retired. He died on November 7, 2018, in Yonkers, New York.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Robert Anthony Brucato". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Bishop Robert A. Brucato, 87". Catholic New York. November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Bellitto, Christopher M. (November 9, 2018). "Bishop Robert Brucato". Catholic New York. Retrieved November 12, 2018.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
Succeeded by