Bruce L. Craig

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Bruce L. Craig Bruce L. Craig Bruce Leland Craig passed away peacefully on a beautiful crisp and clear morning in Tucson, Ariz., on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on Oct. 16, 1938, to parents James and Clara Craig, whom preceded Bruce in death, as did sister, Pat Nickerson and brothers, James and Phillip Craig. Bruce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith Craig of Vail, Ariz.; daughter, Rhonda (Scott) Berdan of Vail, Ariz.; son, Stephen Craig of Cumberland, Maine, son, Randall (Lisa) Craig of Hamiltons; and grandchildren, Vinny Murphy, Jenna Craig, Kathryn Craig, Kyle Craig, Mason Craig, Jack Plett, Justin Plett, Sara Berdan, Jesse Craig, and James Craig. Bruce earned a master of science degree in agriculture and applied economics from the University of Vermont in 1966, where he also played varsity basketball for the Catamounts. Upon graduation, Bruce was hired by the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, and for seven years supervised the construction project of the current Federal Reserve Bank building in Boston, where he was employed for 29 years. Bruce was elected to the Hamilton-Wenham School Board and also elected president of the Touchdown Club. Upon retirement from the Federal Reserve, Bruce and Edie lived in Monroe, N.H., and traveled the country in their motor home, often spending a few winter months in Arizona. For the past six years they have resided in Vail, Ariz. As is New England tradition, Bruce and Edie have always stayed in close contact with extended family members and friends throughout the region. Bruces genuine concern for the well being of loved ones combined with his gift of conversation and superior wit will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors alike. Bruce will be honored with a family service in Monroe, N.H., in late June. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his name to the Meals on Wheels West Barnet Senior Mealsite, P.O. Box 134, Barnet, VT 05821. |

Published in The Hamilton Chronicle from Mar. 6 to Mar. 13, 2011