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April 15, 1948 - December 23, 2018

Burial Date: December 31, 2018

Funeral Home Miles Funeral Home, Holden

Place of Service Miles Funeral Home

Section Garden of Heritage I Lot Number: 373Grave Number: D#1

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     Bruce A. Fagerquist, 70, beloved husband of Sharon A. (Maynard) Fagerquist, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus, Worcester. Born and raised in Worcester, Bruce was the son of Fred and Alice (Carlson) Fagerquist.

Bruce was in the first graduating class of Burncoat High School in 1966 and went on to further his education by attending Worcester Jr. College. Following college, he enlisted in the US Air Force in 1967 where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam era until his honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1971. He then enjoyed a long career as a company repairman for Verizon, retiring in 1996, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. After his retirement, Bruce worked for Holden Auto and Fisher Auto Parts. He enjoyed coaching baseball when his son was young and could often be found fishing or golfing in his spare time. He was an avid New England Sports fan, often playing right along with them from the comfort of his chair. He loved going on car rides and stopping for lunch along the way. During the autumn months, he enjoyed leaf peeping in Vermont and New Hampshire along with Sharon. But first and foremost, he cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, Nolan and Katelyn.

Bruce will be lovingly missed and remembered by his wife of 46 years, Sharon; his son, Kevin A. Fagerquist and his wife, Kerriann of Holden; a sister, Elaine Jardine and her husband, James of West Boylston; two grandchildren, Nolan and Katelyn Fagerquist of Holden; two nieces, Jennifer and Kristin Jardine; his nephew, Michael Jardine; and several cousins.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at UMass Memorial Healthcare, Memorial Campus CCU for the kind and compassionate care they provided to Bruce and his family.

Family and friends will gather for calling hours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 31 followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, 217 Richards Avenue, Paxton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Veteran’s Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605 or online to www.veteransinc.org.

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