North Stonington - James Robert Bruce,78, of North Stonington, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.|
He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth "Biddy" Bruce, sadly she predeceased him on May 21, 2012. He was born in Hershey, Pa., on Feb. 12, 1934, the son of the late Enoch D. and Mamie E. (Keyton) Bruce. After retiring from a long career as a truck driver, he took a job at the North Stonington Elementary School as a custodian.
He loved attending all of the little league, football, soccer and basketball games of his sons and grandsons. He was an avid golfer and loved playing cards. He enjoyed going to the North Stonington Fair with his wife Elizabeth and hanging out with his friends at the coffee shop. He had a great sense of humor and was well liked by all. He loved music and enjoyed going to the annual Blue Grass Festival with his family in Pennsylvania.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Jamie and his wife, Deanna, of North Stonington, Todd and his wife, Donna, of North Stonington, Jon and his wife, Kim, of Voluntown, and Laurie Bruce and Robert Bruce both of Kentucky. He was the brother of Charles Bruce and his wife, Martha, and Joanne Bruce, all of Middletown, Pa. He also leaves several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Enoch and Earl; and his sisters, Sarah, Polly , Mildred and Ruth.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly. Calling hours will precede the services from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery, North Stonington.
Donations may be made to the North Stonington Recreations League, 40 Main St., North Stonington, CT 06359.
Published in The Day on Jan. 31, 2013