WALLINGFORD - Bruce A. Desmond Sr., 71, of Wallingford, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at The Connecticut Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Jane S. Massey Desmond.
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He was born in Meriden, Dec. 9, 1942, a son of the late Angus and Margaret Saunders Desmond and had been employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel until his retirement 15 years ago. Bruce was an avid outdoorsman who loved to go fishing, ice fishing and hunting. Mr. Desmond also enjoyed kayaking, scuba-diving, motorcycling and going to the beach with his wife Jane. Most of all, he enjoyed being "PAPA" to his eight grandchildren, Andrew, Diane, Bryan, Heather, Brody, Brandon, Ashlynn and Connor.
In addition to his wife, Jane and his grandchildren, he is survived by his children, Bruce A. Desmond Jr., and his wife, Patricia, of Pennsylvania, Kimberly J. Desmond, of New York, Todd Desmond, of New York and Brandon W. Desmond and his wife, Christen, of Wallingford; and his brother, Donald N. Desmond.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Monday, July 28, from 4 until 7 p.m. Funeral services and interment in St. John Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
Wallingford Funeral Home
809 North Main Street Ext.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Published in The Record-Journal on July 25, 2014