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E. Bruce Gorton, age 83, died after a period of declining health on Thursday, September 1, 2022 in the peace and comfort of the home he shared with his son and grandson in Pittsfield.
Born in Pittsfield on March 17, 1939, he was the son of the late George W. and Gertrude McCarty Gorton. Educated in local schools, he attended St. Joseph’s Central High School. Bruce was employed as an inspector, initially with General Electric Co. and then with its successor, Lockheed Martin, for 30 years, retiring in 1994. Bruce then became employed at the Ralph Froio Senior Center for a period of 11 years, prior to his retirement in 2005. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 years and was honorably discharged in 1966.
Bruce’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, second only to traveling this area and in the Islands. One of his favorite destinations was to Gloucester, an annual family tradition which began with his parents.
His companion of 27 years, Suzanne Robbins, predeceased him July 3, 2013. Their favorite Island destination was traveling to Aruba.
Bruce is survived by his son, Chad M. Gorton of Pittsfield, as well as his grandchildren, Ryan and Greta Gorton.
He also leaves a sister Patty Mitchell Morgan (Donald) of North Hills, CA. In addition to his parents and Suzanne, Bruce is predeceased by his brother, George W. Gorton, Jr, who died in 1977.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held September 9, 2022 at 9 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, Pittsfield. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations in Bruce’s honor may be made payable to “St. Joseph’s Food Pantry” and mailed to DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME, 40 Maplewood Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201, who has been entrusted with arrangements.