Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA


Kevin W. Bruneau

February 11, 1974March 17, 2020

Kevin W. Bruneau, 46, of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Born in New Bedford, son of Wilfred Bruneau of New Bedford and Melody (Mello) Bruneau of Myrtle Beach, SC he was a lifelong resident.

Kevin graduated from New Bedford High School and worked as a carpenter. When he was in High School, he enjoyed running track. He was the areas best performer, the two mile runner with the record of 9:44.3 and the one mile runner with the record of 4:35.2. He was undefeated in the mile in the dual-meet competition and won the Big-3 Conference Title with a time of 4:35.7 and turned into a personal best of 4:34.6 in a dual-meet victory over Dartmouth.

Nothing was more important to him than his beautiful baby daughter, Rylie Rose.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, David Bruneau of New Bedford, aunts and uncles, Robert Bruneau of Dartmouth, Lucille Costa of St. Petersburg, FL, Roland Bruneau of Cooperstown, NY, Wendy Durudogan of Middletown, RI, Bob Mello of Myrtle Beach, SC, Carol Reali of Cranston, RI., Audrey Fernandes of New Bedford, Joy Freitas of Lake Lure, NC, his girlfriend Jennifer Edgecomb of New Bedford and many cousins.

His Memorial Service will be at Christian Fellowship Church, 822 Church St. New Bedford, MA., 02745, website: www.cfc818.org, once it is safe to gather in a large group. Please refer to www.rock-funeralhome.com for any further updates on services.


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Ruben Cano

March 26, 2020

Words cant begin to express my sadness due to this tragedy. Just as we were getting to know each other and get really close, I received the bad news. I will always remember how great your heart was for the Lord, and how much of an encouragement you were to me and my boys. Your smile was contagious, and you always had joy in your life! We had nothing but fun times, so what I will remember you by is for how you lived, and not how you passed. Even though I was aware of the struggles you faced, you did not let that interrupt your walk with God or your fellowship time with everyone, You will truly be missed as a brother and a friend. As I share this, I get comfort in knowing that you are now in the presence of Christ and displaying that great big smile of yours in his kingdom. You have left me with some fond memories of late nights in Volleyball at CFC and being part of the shoulder assembly club (those who have assisted with my constant shoulder dislocation), and constant laughter during basketball as well. You were also my egg toss partner during the memorial picnic! Even though we couldn't catch an egg from distance to save our lives, we had an amazing time cracking them!

I'm deeply saddened for your mother and your girlfriend and daughter. I know that baby girl meant the world to you... I pray your memory lives on through her and she comes to know the God which you served that she knows that she had a great father who was such an influential man with a great and big heart.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may his face shine upon you and grant the family peace and comfort during this time.

Let the Lord guide them as you have walked in those steps that God has ordained for you life.

Love you brother!
On behalf of the Cano family,
Ruben, Desiree, Caleb, Jiovanni, Soleil, Abel

Kristine Pacheco

March 25, 2020

Kevin it was a pleasure to have known you through our high school years and you an inspiration to all!

Tracey Ruggiero

March 25, 2020

Kevin - I am so glad I took the time to hug you that last Sunday at church . I didn’t know it would be the last hug here on earth. You will be sooo missed by us all for your sweet heart and loving ways! I know you are with the Prince of Peace, and I know, one sweet day, there will be another hug to outshine them all! Love you bud! ❤️

Leslie (Freitas) Mitrano

March 24, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Tina Fumo

March 23, 2020

I can't believe your gone. You wher my buddy. I remember sneaking into Cinema 140, lol one of the doors never locked. You were like a bff to me we would always race when we were teenagers. Even at 19 yrs old sneaking beers. Im so sorry our friendship faded as we grew older. My dear freind Fly high with the Angels!!!💔💔💔 You will never be forgotten.

Melissa (Aguiar) Desnoyers

March 22, 2020

There was a time that Kevin was a huge part of my life and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I have memories, good and bad, that will stay with me & he will always be a part of my story. My heart goes out to his family and his baby girl. May you find comfort knowing he is at peace. You are all in my thoughts.

Janet Moniz

March 21, 2020

Kevin you will definitely be miss at our church. What I can remember of Kevin was the guy that had a smile all day in church Just holding and loving his daughter in his arms., showing her off to everyone with such happiness and joy. Kevin , watch over her from heaven as you did on earth. RIP in the present of our Lord.

Stephanie Teixeira

March 21, 2020

I've only known Kevin in the last few short years from Christian Fellowship Center Sunday night volleyball. What I can say about Kevin is he always had a smile on his face and always was ready and willing to help. He loved the Lord, regardless of the battle he was facing. Kevin wished the best for people and treated people non judgemental. Its been a pleasure knowing you. I pray for God to comfort those who loved you dearly, you will be missed.

John Green

March 21, 2020

Kevin you will be greatly missed. I cant believe you are gone. Watch out for Rylie. God Bless. Love, John your lumper buddy.

Joshua Medeiros

March 21, 2020

I'm still in shock that you are gone brother. Kevin was one of the most selfless persons I ever came across in my 32 years of living. I remember being introduced to him at an AA meeting and seeing how bright his eyes were. He was filled with joy and vibrant. We automatically clicked because of our faith in Christ. He gave me his number and called me the following day because he genuinely wanted to help and knew I was struggling. From that day forward we became best buddies. His story, his faith was just admirable. In that time I was struggling immensely and Kevin took me under his wing and became a best friend and a brother to me. I got to know his heart and it was a beautiful one. He had a huge impact on my life and the life of others around him. I would pay attention to how compassionate he was to everyone and it was awesome witnessing it. His smile and personality was contagious. His love for God and faith was something I admired and wanted myself. I learned a lot from Kevin. You will be truly missed. I know that you were an amazing Dad and would have continued to be and amazing Dad. I have great comfort that you are with the Lord and there is no doubt about that. My condolences and prayers go out to everyone effected by Kevins' loss. LOVE YOU BRO!