Mary W. Bruce

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Bruce, Mary W.

Boston: Passed away on May 15, 2013 in Boston, MA at age 95. She and her late husband, James S. Bruce, were married for 69 years. They resided in Rochester, NY where they raised their four children, Doug (Carol), Laurie (Peter), Ellen a/k/a Terry (Richard), and James, Jr. (Viana). She was also blessed with 12 grandchildren, Dan (Deanna), Kim (Bill), Rob, Adam, Mikayla, Koban, C.J., Tommy, Kelsey (David), Andrew, David and Mackenzie, and two great-grandchildren, Kinley and Madison.

Mary graduated from Wellesley College in 1938, the second of four generations to attend Wellesley. She loved gardening, was a long time member of Downtown United Presbyterian Church, traveled the world, and engaged in current affairs until shortly before her death. She was a natural athlete enjoying skiing, paddle tennis, golf and hiking. She and Jim, at age 66, backpacked the 272-mile length of the Vermont Long Trail. A beautiful, kind, intelligent, and generous women -she will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wellesley College in her name.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from May 19 to May 21, 2013
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