Robert Bruzas

Published on Friday, 1 July 2022 15:22


Robert Bruzas, 59, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at home. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late Joseph and Sophie (Szala) Bruzas. Robert was a lifelong New Britain resident and was a graduate of CCSU.

He started his banking career at American Savings Bank, later moving to Farmington Savings Bank and was currently employed at People’s United Bank. Because of his years of service and the trust his customers placed in him, he was known as “Banker Bob”.

Robert was a devoted member of Holy Cross Church and a member of the Holy Cross Holy Name Society. He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Holy Cross Finance Committee, St. Lucian’s Home, and the New Britain Library. Robert was generous with numerous organizations, always willing to give of his time and resources.

Robert loved spending time at the beach whether in Rhode Island, Cape Cod or Maine. He enjoyed his time bicycling and gardening. He was proud of his skills growing flowers, especially orchids. Robert played a mean game of monopoly, and was always asked to be the “Banker”. He especially enjoyed spending birthdays and holidays with his family and friends, and was very generous with his gifts.

Surviving are his brother, Jonathan Bruzas and his wife Donna of Burlington, and their children, Joseph Bruzas and Stephanie Bruzas. Also surviving are many cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Phillip Bruzas Sr.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9 a.m. at the Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 So. Main St., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, July 6, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Robert with the family in the online guestbook @ .

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Friday, 1 July 2022 15:22. Updated: Friday, 1 July 2022 15:24.