Dearest Friends and Family,
We are writing to share that Bruce passed away in his sleep last night. In his final week Bruce was energetic and glad to be able to spend time with so many loved ones in his home in Springfield, MA. Thank you to all those who have visited and supported us through this challenging time. Being at home was his greatest desire at the end of his life and your generous contributions have made this past week possible. We are so grateful for all of the love and joy he was able to share in his long life.
This coming week, there will be a private family burial service. We would like to invite you to be a part of our Celebration of Life for Bruce on April 7th, following what would have been his 86th birthday.
Rev. Bruce Benander’s Celebration of Life
Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Time: 11 am
Location: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Address: 319 Granby Rd, South Hadley, MA 01075
Service & Reception: During the service, there will be a time for sharing personal reflections about Bruce and his life. Following the celebration there will be a potluck reception in the church’s fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to send a contribution to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where Bruce and Marty have found great love and support over the past 15 years.
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