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Paul D. Bruce, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial visitation on Tuesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere for Paul D. Bruce, Sr. who passed in the presence of his loving family on Thursday, May 19th at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital in Melrose following a long illness, he was 83 years old. A Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be held privately.

Paul was a native of Everett, where was born to the late David & Mary (Powers) Bruce and he was one of nine children. Paul was educated in Everett Public Schools and was an alumnus of Everett High School, Class of 1957. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years. Paul married his one true love Marie (DiNanno) on May 20th, 1961. The couple remained in Everett where they began their life together. They had two sons, Paul, Jr. & Matthew. In 1970, they moved to Melrose, where they remained. Paul began his career as a Private Investigator & then later in Auto Recovery, Associated Reporting Systems, Inc. in 1978. Paul later retired and his son owns & operates the business today. Paul was a dedicated family man & devoted husband. He and his wife, Marie had a truly beautiful marriage & relationship. They were not only husband & wife but best friends. Paul will forever be remembered as a kind & generous man who was always willing to help someone in any way he could. He had a big heart and always wanted to see the good in people and see them better themselves. Paul lived his life with honor, integrity & respect, every day he demonstrated these character traits.  His love for his family was constant and he was incredibly proud of them.

He is the loving husband of Marie G. (DiNanno) Bruce of Melrose. Cherished father of Paul Bruce, Jr. & Matthew S. Bruce. Treasured grandfather of Paul R. Bruce & his wife Jacqueline, Anthony J. Bruce & his wife Olivia & Victoria E. Bruce. He is the adored great grandfather of Riley, Aiden & Morgan. Dear brother of Joan MacLean, David J. Bruce, Richard Bruce and the late Edward Bruce, Alice Hill, Harold Bruce, Catherine Cordaro & John “Jack” Bruce. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grand nephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 18 Canton St. Stoughton, MA 02072.


Memorial Visitation

Tuesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 24th at 1:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Will be Private

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  1. Linda MacLean Ballentine
    May 21 2022

    You will truly be missed Uncle Paul. Lots of Love

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