Vincent Joseph Bruno, born in New Orleans, LA, on July 28, 1946, went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, joining his beloved wife, Darlene Bruno, on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at the age of 75. Vincent was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Darlene Woods Bruno; and his parents, Paul S. Bruno and Josephine Moscona Bruno; and grandson David Bruno. He is survived by his children, Lori Conley (Frank), Paul Bruno, Vincent Bruno, Jr. (Sonja) and Michael Bruno (Elizabeth); his sister Anna Anderson (James); his grandchildren, Paul Bruno, Jr, Frank Conley III (Theresa), Kirsten Bruno, Kaitlyn Conley, Brittany Wells (Michael), Paris Bruno (Bobby), Juliana Bruno-Nguyen (Benny), Rebecca Bruno, Scarlett Conley, Vincent Bruno, III, and Christina Bruno; his great-grand children, Maverick, Olivia and Sophia; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Vincent held degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Religion. He served with the National Guard, was Elected Member District 4, Jefferson Parish executive committee, Chairman and Treasurer, worked with Teen Challenge of Louisiana, held certifications with the Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) and the LA state licensing board for contractors. Vincent began his career in 1966 with the New Orleans Police Department at the age of 20, during his time with the NOPD he was elected as the President of the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO). He worked for the State of Louisiana implementing a program providing training for inmates at Orleans Parish Prison under the Governors special grant, headed the Governors youth employment program, was responsible for the handling of assignment for the Commissioner of Financial Institutions. He managed the local office for Governor Foster's campaign. He was the assistant to the President of Orleans Levee District and was the owner of KTIB Radio 640 AM until 2005. He worked for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, retiring in 2011. Vincent was loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends and all who knew him. We will miss his sense of humor, jovial personality, his contagious laugh and his love, generosity and devotion to his family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA on Saturday, October 2, 2021, starting at 11:00 a.m. Followed by a funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for lunch immediately following the interment at Augie's Restaurant located at 6005 Jefferson Hwy. in Harahan. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com
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Published by The Times-Picayune from Sep. 25 to Oct. 2, 2021.