WINCHENDON - It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Bartlett announces his passing on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Leominster Hospital at the age of 86.
Bruce will be fondly remembered by his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Connor) and their children Catherine Hirani and her husband Shirish of Lexington, MA; Gretchen Mary Bartlett and her husband Richard McCloskey of Cambridge, MA; and Christopher D. Bartlett of Bath, ME.
Bruce is pre-deceased by his parents Ray P. Bartlett, Sr. and Alice (Tashchereau) Bartlett as well as his four siblings Ray P. (Jr.), Frank T., Wayland R., and David Bartlett. The Bartlett family ran the former J.H. Davenport Oil Company which originated as a coal and ice-cutting business on Pequot Pond in 1870.
A native of Winchendon, MA, Bruce was a graduate of Cushing Academy and Nichols College, where the groundwork for a successful career in business and lifelong love of sports were laid. He was a US Air Force reservist.
A loving father and uncle, he was happiest petting one of his dogs or keeping the grounds at home ship shape.
A private burial is planned.
Memorial donations may be made to Wendell P. Clark YMCA, 155 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.