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Lester “Pot” Bruno, longtime KATC employee, dies

Posted at 4:08 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 17:15:20-05

Funeral services will be held Friday for Lester “Pot” Bruno Sr., a retired KATC employee.

Bruno, 87, died last week at his home in Lafayette.

Services will be at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Madeline Avenue. Melancon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Melancon Funeral Home

Bruno was a native of Carencro and a resident of Lafayette for most of his life. He retired from Acadiana Mental Health and KATC with over thirty years of employment. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church where he was an usher.

Bruno was known at KATC for his love of Blues music and for speaking French with his co-worker, Amos Senegal, another longtime KATC employee. They were always ready to speak French with co-workers, and encouraged the younger people to use the language.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Rosemary Alexander Bruno of Lafayette; five sons, Lester Bruno, Jr. of Lafayette, Christopher Bruno of Lafayette, Eric Neal Bruno of Atlanta, GA, Richard Bruno of California and Marcus Bruno of Lafayette; eight grandchildren, Lester Bruno, III, Syndi Gail Malveaux, Christy Rae Bruno, Lindsey Faye Bruno, Jordan Francis, Dejuan Bruno, Tyler Bruno and Megan Bruno; five great grandchildren, Carli Malveaux, Seleste Malveaux, Cara Malveaux, Ciara Bruno and Charley Andrus; three brothers, Joseph “Shirley” Bruno and Rogers Bruno both of Houston, TX and Peter Bruno of Lafayette; and one sister, Lois Carmouche of Virginia.

A rosary will be prayed at 9:00 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at St. Anthony Catholic Church (600 Madeline Ave. Lafayette, LA 70509) from 8:00 a.m. Friday until service time on Friday.