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Bruce H. Spooner

Born: Tue., Oct. 17, 1939
Died: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 20, 2020
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

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Bruce Howard Spooner (80), the cherished husband of Sally M. Spooner for 47 years, passed away at home in Lakeville, MA, after living with leukemia for many years.  Born in Fall River, MA, he was the first son of Gordon and Virginia Spooner of Assonet, MA.

Bruce shared his love of fishing and boating with his brother Brent F. Spooner and his wife Pamela M. Spooner of Phippsburg, Maine. Bruce and his wife Sally built and ran a successful financial planning business together, serving clients across the south coast and New Bedford, MA. After retiring, Bruce continued to follow the stock market daily and enjoyed spending time fishing, reading, and surrounding himself with his family and friends. 

In addition to his wife Sally, Bruce is survived by his sister Nelgryn Spooner of Colorado, sister-in-law Patricia McGovern of New York, NY, and his cousin Ione C. Dean and her husband Kerry Dean of Assonet, MA. Bruce was the proud father of two sons, John G. Spooner and his wife Inna Zinger of Sudbury, MA, and Dr. Michael T. Spooner and his husband James V. Fournier of Worcester, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Bruce to the Taunton River Watershed Alliance, an organization he volunteered with and which supports his cherished memories through the preservation of the Assonet River (https://savethetaunton.org/)

Memorial Visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 5-7 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, MA with a service to follow.

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PAul Winberg
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Sally, John and Mike my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your husband/father.
I always enjoyed his visits to my store and our conversations.
He was so proud of his boys - always bragging about your success. He always noted the appreciation he had for you starting your work career with my team.
What a wonderful man. That constant smile will be missed.
My best to your families

Deveney Reis Boyadjian
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Sally and family,

I'm so sorry about the passing of your husband. You're in my thoughts and prayers.


Ione Dean
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
I will forever cherish the visit we shared just previous to your passing Bruce, as we both munched on our jelly donuts from Dunkies! We four sat in the park, chatted a while and shared a few chuckles. I will miss talking about the turtles in the river and your and Sally's interest in saving them. I will miss chatting about the families history, a lot of which I didn't know apparently. Now you will be fishing in that heavenly river with your Dad, surrounded by the rest of the family until we meet again. We love you very much.

Dick Shafer
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Dear Sally and family:
I am so sorry to hear about Bruce's passing.
He was such a special person, always smiling and willing to help anyone.
I am thankful for knowing him and you, his partner, Sally!

Steve Silva
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Sally and Family,

So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. I enjoyed talking to Bruce at TRWA events and will miss his smile and kindness. He was inquisitive about everything that affected the environment he loved and quickly grasped the significance of even the technical details. He was always positive and a force for good in the world and I will always remember him for that and consider myself fortunate to have known him.

Barbara & Ron Macaulay
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Mike and his family—

Ron and I want to let you know how sad we are for the loss of your father—please express our condolences to your mother and the rest of your family. I always have enjoyed hearing about your parents and wish we had known him.


Doug and Donna
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
Sally, John, and Mike,
We are so saddened by the death of Bruce. We always think fondly of the years we were back door neighbors, the fishing trips that Bruce took the boys on, and the Christmas Eves that we spent together, Doug and Bruce and Gordon walking in the mornings, Sally and I walking just about every day, and everyone swimming in our pool while I floated, and so many other wonderful memories. Even though he fought Leukemia for so many years it is hard to believe he is gone. One thing I know for sure, he loved his family and was very proud of his boys. Love to all, Doug and Donna

John Young
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020


Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John & Dawn Young

Gary and Susan
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing and you are certainly in our thoughts at this time. His relentless courage in battling his illness and the care you provided him were incredible.

Cate O'Connor
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Dear Mike, John, & Mrs. Spooner -

I am very saddened by this news and extend my deepest condolences to all. Of course I have far too many personal anecdotes of Mr. Spooner & family to share (where to begin?), but know that every one is held close and forever cherished. My thoughts are with each of you during this time.


Betsy Thompson
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Dear Spooner Family: I had the privilege to work with your dad/husband over 20 years ago when the firm I worked for hired him to assist us with our first 401K plan. Bruce was so knowledgeable, kind, and patient. I truly enjoyed working with him and learning from him. May he rest in peace....

Rick Oliveira
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
My sincerest condolences and my prayers to Sally and the family.

Laurelie Walker Hodgson
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
My sincere sympathy to Sally & family. I grew up with Bruce in Assonet. We lived on the same street & were classmates from 1st to 12th grades. Bruce was the strong silent type, liked by all. I am so saddened to hear of his passing.
Laurelie Walker Hodgson

Helen Ewing
   Posted Tue October 20, 2020
Please accept my condolences for your loss Mike, my heartfelt thoughts and support go to your family at this difficult time, Helen

Carole Foster
   Posted Wed October 21, 2020
Sally, John and Michael:
What sad news to hear of Bruce's passing...so many memories going back for many, many years. Tinkham Lane will not be the same without him.

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