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KEARNEY, Bruce E.

Bruce E. Kearney, 63, of Andover, beloved husband of Sheila (Rourk) Kearney and beloved father of Justin E. Kearney, passed away, Tuesday, (December 18, 2012) surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 13, 1949 in Hartford, son of the late James and Lucie (Massa) Kearney. He grew up in Glastonbury and attended Glastonbury Public Schools graduating from Glastonbury High School. He worked for many years for Capital Tire in Wethersfield and for the last 25 years he worked for Hallmark Tire in Glastonbury where was a master auto technician and later moved to the front office. Bruce was an excellent woodworker making many beautiful pieces for his home. He enjoyed spending time with his son and his friends, working on projects around the home and vacationing in the Caribbean. In his final illness he was an inspiration to all who knew him. He never once complained, and did everything he could to make life easier for those he would leave behind. He did the things he enjoyed and continued to live his life to the fullest. He made it easier for all who knew him to accept what was happening to him and to enjoy the time we had left with him. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by Justin's fiancé, Abigail Jackson and daughter Olivia of Norwich; his brother Alan Kearney and wife Patricia of Tucson, AZ; his sister-in-law, Eileen Organ and husband Paul of Grand Junction, CO; his brothers-in-law, Stephen Rourk and wife, Cheryl of Manchester, NH, Thomas Rourk of Concord, MA, Michael Rourk and wife, Jane of Clinton, MA and Daniel Rourk of Ayer, MA and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, James L. Kearney. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Reale and the staff at Medical Oncology and Blood Disorders in Manchester, VNA Hospice of Vernon and the all the family, friends and coworkers who have been so supportive throughout this journey.
A Celebration of Bruce's Life will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lakeview Restaurant, 50 Lake Street Coventry, CT 06238. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors' choice. For condolences please visit: www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 21, 2012
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