FAIRFAX — Bruce died at his home on Feb. 22, 2015.  He was born on Aug. 23, 1954, in Newport, Vt., and lived in Franklin County for many years.

He leaves behind many friends and care providers provided through NCSS including the Santee family – Terri, Colin and Cale.  Many friends including Chris Santee, Dan and Carol Boomhower, Anita, Fred and Bill Hosinger, and Evan McGough who created so many special memories for Bruce.

Bruce was a happy, fun-loving person who enjoyed his meals on wheels job, playing practical jokes, watching television, and summer vacations. He is remembered for his unwavering spirit in the face of adversity and his ability to maintain hope for the future after many major life challenges.

Many thanks go out to all of the medical staff in St Albans, Burlington and at Green Mountain Nursing Home who helped Bruce overcome a serious illness one year ago.

A memorial service will be held at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So Main St in Saint Albans at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 12.  All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, VT  05454.  Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.