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Lafayette - A Mass of Christian Burial with Military Honors will be held for Roland Bruno on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:30 PM at St. Paul Catholic Church. The service will be conducted by Fr. Robert Seay.
Roland was born to Alberta Bruno and the late Chester Bruno on February 10, 1952.
Roland was a fun loving and free spirited person whom many grew to love. He had a zest for life. He served in the US Marine Corps and received an Honorable Discharge.
During Roland's 62 years of life he was an exceptional truck driver. For 35 years until the time of his death he was Owner/Operator of BK Trucking in Beaumont, TX. Prior to operating his own commercial tractor trailer Roland worked with Zamco Transport Specialist, Inc., as a Customer Service Representative/Dispatcher and Equipment and Safety Manager. He took pride in his work and this was apparent by the many daily calls that came in for deliveries.
Roland's love for his family was very evident to all who knew him. He expressed that love through his actions and kind thoughtful gestures.
Roland was blessed with five children, Janaha Bruno, Beaumont, TX, Rolanda Bruno, Lafayette, LA , Roland Bruno, II, Beaumont, TX, Kerrie Melancon, Lafayette, LA, Regina Harmon, Beaumont, TX, and Jerome Cormier (deceased). He is survived by nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his mother, Alberta Bruno, Carencro, LA; siblings, Barbara Bruno, Lafayette, LA, Anna Bruno, Carencro, LA, Rudell Bruno, Carencro, LA, Debra Bruno (Stevie), Carencro, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, relative, and friends.
Roland was preceded in death by his son, Jerome Cormier; wife, Dollie Harmon Bruno; father, Chester Bruno;; sisters, Betty Bruno-Briggs, Brenda Bruno, Oradell Bruno, Sandra Bruno, brother, Ronald Bruno; maternal grandparents John Louis Breaux and Laura Raymond Breaux; paternal grandparents Homer Bruno, Sr. and Anna Zeno Bruno; nieces, Amy Augustine Domingeaux and Dominique Nicole Bruno; and nephew, Elmo Daigle, Jr.
Roland will be greatly missed by all of his family members, but will definitely never be forgotten.
Viewing will be Friday, July 25, 2014, 5-9 PM at Kinchen Funeral Home and resume on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM until the time of service at St. Paul Catholic Church/
Kinchen Funeral Home, Inc of Lafayette is in charge of final arrangements.
Kinchen Funeral Home
1101 N Saint Antoine Street Lafayette, LA 70501
Published in the The Advertiser on July 25, 2014