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Bruce A. PealDecember 4, 1937 ~ December 16, 2017 (age 80)
WESTMINSTER - Bruce A. Peal, 80, a former longtime resident of Westminster, died peacefully Saturday evening, December 16, 2017 in Wachusett Manor Nursing Home, Gardner, with his family at his side.
He was born in Hartford, CT on December 4, 1937, son of the late George E. and Evelyn (Telfer) Peal and lived in Westminster for most of his life. While living in Westminster, Bruce was a volunteer firefighter for 32 years.
Bruce had worked for Digital as a courier for thirty years until his retirement. In later years, he drove a school bus for the Hampton, NH school district. He proudly served his country as a private in the United States Navy.
Bruce enjoyed motorcycle riding and was a member of Red Knights Motorcycle Club. He also enjoyed boating and fishing. Furthermore, he enjoyed ice racing and antique cars. He was particularly fond of spending time at Red Apple Campground in Kennebunk, ME. After living in Westminster for many years, he lived in Hampton, NH for twelve years. Most recently, he lived in Gardner.
He leaves his children, Debra Dahlgren and her wife Linda Bouchard of Phillipston, Tracie Clark and her husband Robert of Gardner and Bruce E. Peal and his wife Chandra of Gardner; 2 sisters, Janice Adams of Florida and Dion Eskew of Nevada; his former wife Sandra J. (McMilleon) Peal of Winchendon, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren; his former partner of many years, Diane Sawicki of Hampton, NH and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Susan D. Peal, died earlier this year, and a sister, Sandra Legaux, who died in 2008.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Military funeral services will follow Thursday at 3 P.M. in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon. Food and fellowship will follow at Knights of Columbus Hall, 110 South Main Street, Gardner
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers' Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.