BRUCE, Robert Farnsworth Age 60, of Candia, New Hampshire, formerly of Merrimack, New Hampshire, Brimfield, and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2014 at his home in Candia surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, son of the late Chandler G. Bruce, Sr. and Dora M. (Farnsworth) Bruce Fossett, and the stepson of Edward Fossett. In his life, Bob served in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer working on P-3 Orions, a submarine hunting aircraft. He was the Man Friend and The Husband of Carol Jordan, who was devotedly Bobs Wife. They were joined in marriage on July 5th, 1998 (Bobs last day of freedom) on the Carousel in Hull, Massachusetts. They enjoyed all of the ups and downs in their life together. They enjoyed traveling all over the world from standing on the corner in Winslow Arizona to strolling down Abbey Road and everything in between. He was loving parent to Bridget Heard; loving grandfather to her son Christian Hyatt of Merrimack; father to Maria Heard and grandfather to her sons, Melvin, Michael, and Dylan of Akron, Ohio; loving brother to Chandler Bruce of Manchester and Candace Barone of Hull, Massachusetts; uncle to Tamra Masterson and Brian Knibbs; and grateful cousin to Judy Lilly of Trenton, Maine. Visitation will be held on Friday May 9 from 4 to 8PM at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover Street corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday May 10 at 10:30AM in the funeral home. Everyone is invited to attend a celebration of life at the familys home in Candia following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Bobs name be made to the Liberty House 75 W. Baker St. Manchester, NH 03103 or to the VNA Home Health & Hospice Services 1070 Holt Ave. Suite 1400 Manchester, NH 03109. Condolences may be offered at

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McHugh Funeral Home & Cremation Service
283 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 031044920
(603) 622-0962
Published in The Boston Globe on May 7, 2014