BROOKFIELD: John V. Bruinsma, 78, of Sixth Street, died Tuesday, November 27 in his home after a brief illness.
He leaves his life partner Claire Pray, three children; Jude Thompson, Julie Sowa, John Bruinsma, two sisters; Adele Gamari and Trudy DuVerger, three grandchildren; Adam McCauley, Amanda Knight and Brandon Bruinsma, four great grandchildren; Ashton, Ava Marie, Heaven and Kaiden and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bruinsma was born in Worcester, son of Henry P. and Helen H. (Matyszczyk) Bruinsma. He was a steel cutter at U.S. Steel Co. for several years. He loved pheasant hunting with his dog Suzy and fly fishing.
At the family's request no funeral services are planned. J. HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer is directing funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice and Palliative Care, Fund Development Office,199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923-4539.