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Bruce Alvin Hale Sr.


1936 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Bruce Alvin Hale Sr. Obituary


Bruce Alvin Hale, Sr., 77, of Bloomfield, beloved husband for 48 years of the late Amelia "Amy" (Riley) Hale, passed away peacefully on Saturday, (February 8, 2014) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Hartford on December 10, 1936, son of the late George Alfred and Beatrice (Bunnell) Hale, he was raised in Bloomfield and was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, Class of 1954. After marrying his wife Amy, the young couple lived in Enfield for 14 years before returning to Bloomfield in 1977. While living in Enfield, Bruce was a member of the Shaker Pines Fire Department, and later became a member of the Blue Hills Fire Department in Bloomfield. He served the Town of Bloomfield as a volunteer firefighter for many years until his retirement from the department as a lieutenant. Bruce worked as a machinist at Emhart Glass in Windsor for over 34 years before retiring in 1997. He was a member of Valley Lodge #36, A.F. & A.M. in Simsbury and later had earned the distinction of becoming 32nd Degree Mason. Bruce was also a member of Melha Temple Shrine, A.A.O.N.M.S. in Springfield, MA where he was an active part of the Shrine Oriental Band. Having lived in Bloomfield for most of his life, Bruce was passionate about Bloomfield history and had volunteered for many years at the Bloomfield Historical Society. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield. Bruce was also proud to have been a friend of Bill W. since 1977. He leaves two daughters, Donna Hale of Bloomfield and Patricia Ann Johnston of Windsor; a brother, Ronald Hale and his wife Diane of West Suffield; and 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren who will miss their "Poppy" dearly. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by two sons, Bruce Hale, Jr. and David Hale. His family will receive friends on Friday, February 14, 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery in the Poquonock section of Windsor. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 11, 2014
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