Bruno "Brown" Meche(1923 - 2013)

Bruno "Brown" Meche

ARNAUDVILLE - Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Bruno "Brown" Meche, age 89, who passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at 5:30 a.m. at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas.

Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Austin Leger will officiate at the services.

Mr. Meche was a native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville. He was previously employed as a meter reader for the city of Arnaudville in the Utilities Department for 24 years. Mr. Meche was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville, where he was an Usher. He was a veteran of the military having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the V.F.W. Arnaudville Post # 5153 and the Knight of Columbus.

Survivors include his dear friend, Norma Knott Stelly of Arnaudville; three sons, Lanard Meche and his wife, Bernella "Bennie," of Arnaudville, Randall Meche and his wife, Mia, of Albuquerque, NM and Thommy Meche and his wife, Tonia, of Arnaudville; one daughter, Christina Meche of Houston, TX; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two sisters, Cecile M. Zerangue of Opelousas and Patsy M. Latiolais of Baton Rouge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Julia Stelly; his parents, Elzay J. Meche and the former, Oscalie Olivier, both natives of Arnaudville; one son, Carl Meche; one daughter, Shelia Meche; one son-in-law, Ricky Arias; two brothers, Alvin J. Meche and Willie Meche; and four sisters, Winnie M. Zerangue, Melonie M. Guidroz, Lola M. Latiolais and Marie M. Knott.

A rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home by Mr. Chester "Doc" Broussard.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:00 a.m. Thursday until service time on Thursday.

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Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.


Published in the Daily World on Jan. 30, 2013