Roland “Skate” Brace, 80, of Bristol


BRISTOL — Roland “Skate” Brace Sr. passed away Oct. 1, 2022. He was born April 6, 1942, the son of Lester Sr. and Rosella (Martell) Brace.

He is survived by his wife, Viola (Jewell) Brace; their, daughter Angie Brace-Jimmo (Butch), and their granddaughter Nakita; his sons, Roland Jr. (Diane), Jeff (Sandra) and Dennis (Darla); his brother Lester Jr. (Myona); his stepchildren Chris Ayers (Lisa), Debbie Dingler (Dale), Shari Rowinski (Karl), and Shelly Driscoll (Scott); grandchildren Rolanda, Holly, Krystal, Jordan, Mon, Hayley, Jess, Lee, Matthew, Jade, Brette, Nicholas, Sam, Danny, Joe and Jake; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins; and many, many more “people he knew,” too numerous to mention.

He was predeceased by his siblings Wayland, Bertha, Richard, Francis, Beverly, Robert and Alberta.

He was a construction worker and carpenter for many years before he and his wife started Roland Brace Trucking Inc. in 1985. In a short time, a one-truck business turned into a three-truck business. His many hobbies/interests included hunting, fishing and tinkering on all things mechanical, electrical and plumbing, to name a few.

A gathering will be held at Morse Park on Pond Road in Monkton on Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 1 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held in the late spring of 2023. ◊

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