Eileen Kathleen Bruce

January 15, 1936July 26, 2010

Eileen Kathleen Bruce, 74, went on to meet her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 26, 2010 in a local hospital. She was a wonderful, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She received her B.A. from McNeese State University in 1971, M.Ed. from McNeese State University in 1976, and a Master's degree plus 30 also from McNeese State University. She taught CCD at St. Hubert and St. Theodore Catholic Church, and was a member of the Lady's Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and the choir at St. Theodore. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Bruce; son, Robert "Robby" Bruce Jr. and wife, Anita of Moss Bluff; daughter, Andrea Habetz and husband, David of Ragley; brother, Raymond Dombroski and wife, Hazel of New Hall, CA; sisters, Barbara Ontiveros and husband, Gill of Sierra Madre, CA and Dorothy Kelley and husband, Phillip of Menifee, CA; grandchildren, Adrienne Peresich and husband, Brandon, Alanna Fontenot and husband, Charles; Adam Habetz and wife, Angela, Alexis Habetz and Nicholas Bruce; step grandchildren, Casey Nelson and wife, Amy; great grandchildren, Andrew, Madison, and Ethan Fontenot, Zachary and Kaden Peresich, Allison Habetz and Brady Nelson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Dombroski and Bernice Elizabeth Symbula Dombroski. Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at St. Theodore Catholic Church. Msgr. Charles Dubois will officiate. Burial will be in Ritchie Cemetery. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. til time of service. Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 28, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Tuesday, July 27, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Charles/Susan Shirley

August 7, 2010

The Bruce Family and The Habetz Family,
We will always remember Ms. Eileen. She was a super teacher, a loving caring person for all and she loved her family and her God. Remember your family time and smile for her. She always had a smile for you. We are praying for you all. Please hug our kids for us. We will always love your famiy. Your old friends, Charles Ray and Susan Shirley


July 28, 2010

Ms Bruce, you were quite an amazing woman. Loving, strong willed, and generous, all the things we hope your great-granddaughter will be. You were my ally for the North. I am so blessed to have known you. You will be greatly missed! Love, Angela and Allison

Doug Evey

July 28, 2010

Mrs Habetz I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I didnt know her but i know she was a good women. I love yall and if yall need anything yall let me know. Yall are in my prayers and thoughts. DOUG EVEY

Karen Fontenot Haman

July 28, 2010

Mr. Bruce, Andrea & Robby,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Bruce was such a neat lady. My memories of her always include some sort of chuckle; she had a wonderful laugh. And she had such a way with words; I always enjoyed the little phrases she used to describe an event or person.
I don't remember the last time I visited with Mrs. Bruce although whenever we visted Mom & Dad's, we would wave as we passed Mr. or Mrs. Bruce outside in their yard; and they would wave back, always smiling. It was a good feeling having Mr. & Mrs. Bruce as neighbors for as long as my parents have lived in their house.

We were praying for Mrs. Bruce; and we ask Eternal Rest, Grant Unto her, O Lord, and Let Perpetual Light shine upon her.

We hold each of you and your families in our prayers as you grieve the loss of someone so special.

I share with you the prayers that have been offered by my prayer group:

O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful; grant unto the soul
of Thy servant, EILEEN, the remission of all her sins; that through devout
supplications she may obtain the pardon she has always desired.
Who with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.
God of all consolation, in Your unending love and mercy for us,
You turn the darkness of death into the dawn of new life.
Show compassion to ROBERT,
and their FAMILY who mourn her sudden passing.
Be their refuge and their strength to lift them from the darkness
of this grief to peace and joy in Your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Adrienne Peresich

July 27, 2010

I love You MawMaw and I am going to miss you sooooooo much. Thanks for ALL the wonderful memories and good times. I love you, Adrienne

Florence Foreman

July 27, 2010

Mrs. Bruce was such a sweet lady. I always loved it when she came into my flowershop. You remember the ones that are sweet and kind and she was definitely one of those people. You were blessed to have such a precious gift of love in your life. Keep your heart beating with the loving memories and trust in your faith to guide you through.