Obituary : Bruce A. Younger
Bruce Arthur Younger, 58, of Martha's Vineyard, died in his sister Grace's arms, on April 16, in Orange after a brief illness.
Mr. Younger was born in Marblehead on July 16, 1948. He is survived by his daughter, Summer Bennett McPhetres of Rochester, Vt.; sisters, Diane Dean of N.C., Grace Leger, of Orange, and Jodi Ann McNamara of Methuen; brothers, Daniel Bennett of Beverly, Nathaniel Bennett of Searsmont, Maine., and Jefferson Bennett of R.I.; stepmother Phillis Dukes of R.I.; and many nephews and nieces, including Rachel Salamone of N.H., and Ethan Oyer of South Boston.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Deborah Fowler Younger and Paul O. Younger, his sister, Lynne D. Harries, and his brother, Jonathan P. Younger.
Mr. Younger was a long-time resident of Edgartown on the Vineyard. He worked as a carpenter, painter, and most recently as a charter fisherman. His love for the ocean and fishing is well known to all those who loved him. Bruce said that his great accomplishment in life was his daughter, Bennett.
There are no calling hours.
The "pirate" will set sail on his final journey from Martha's Vineyard at a date and time to be determined by family and close friends.
In his final days, Bruce was assisted by Hospice of Franklin County (48 Sanderson Street, Greenfield, MA 01301) and Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society; 7 Oak Street, Worcester, MA 01609-2508) and the family suggests contributions be made in his name to either organization.
Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is directing the arrangements.
Guest register available at wittyfuneralhome.com.