Bruce Fraser

  • Born: September 18, 1954
  • Died: April 13, 2021
  • Location: Littleton, Massachusetts

Badger Funeral Homes, Inc.

347 King Street
Littleton, MA 01460
Tel. (978) 486-3709

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Friend

Bruce Fraser

September 18, 1954 - April 14, 2021

To attend Bruce's funeral mass remotely, please activate the link below on Monday, April 19 at 12:30 pm.

Bruce Fraser, 66 and a long time Littleton resident joined Our Creator and many of his loving family members that passed before him on April 13, 2021. We prayed that he would be greeted in heaven by his beloved moms, Mary Sennott Fraser and Shirley Warner Fraser, and believe he was.

Bruce was born in Arlington, MA on September 18, 1954 and left us far too young, but not without living a very full life. As a carpenter for 40 years his unique artistic style always shined through, especially on his own home in Littleton. Bruce often thanked his wife of 30 years, Mary Coppinger-Fraser for always being by his side as they biked, cross country skied, played tennis, attended concerts and traveled together. Bruce's sons Rory and Gannon provided Bruce with so much love and care and also an immense amount of pride. Rory and Gannon, both of Littleton, each shared Bruce's passions in life. Rory's Littleton Tiger football games were a highlight in Bruce's life. Rory and Bruce enjoyed talking about sports and history often. Gannon shared Bruce's love of music and they had many conversations about music, especially focusing on Bruce's favorite band the Grateful Dead. Gannon introduced his Dad to the rock band Phish; oh how Bruce enjoyed their music! Bruce was so happy to see Gannon find love with Rena Frank and was happy she could be with him near the end. Bruce was very comforted by being able to spend much time with his brother William (Billy) Fraser of Lake Worth, FL these last years and especially these last few weeks.

In addition to his wife, children and brother, Bruce also leaves behind his father, William K. Fraser of Arlington, MA, his sisters-in-law Judy Fraser, wife of Billy and Anna Rice of Manchester, NH and several other in-laws. Bruce also leaves his beloved aunts and an uncle, many nieces, nephews and cousins and so many friends that adored him, especially his best friend Joe Marino of North Andover.

A period of visitation will take place at Bruce and Mary's home, 7 Berry Bush Rd., Littleton, MA on Sunday April 18, 2021 from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish, Monument Sq., Concord, MA at 12:30 pm on Monday April 19, 2021. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, New Estate Rd., Littleton. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance in the church is limited to invitation only. Please be mindful of social distancing perimeters during both the visitation and church services.

In lieu of arranged floral bouquets, kindly bring or send your favorite annual flower so that the family may plant them in their gardens and enjoy your love and friendship all year long.

Arrangements under the care of Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton MA, 01460 978-486-3709


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary, Rory and Gannon we are just finding about your loss and extend our sympathies. Although I didn't know him very well at the time I attended Arlington High with Bruce back in the 1970's. Then we crossed paths again again in Littleton especially on the football field. I'll always remember Bruce as a "salt of the earth" type of person. Sorry we haven't kept in contact. Mary if you read this yes that was myself and Susan
you passed on the Rail Trail in Acton on 7/29/21.

Posted by Barry Sullivan - Littleton, MA - Friend   July 31, 2021

My Condolences to the Fraser family. I met Bruce 10yrs ago when I started working at Arlington Coal and Lumber and instantly became friends.I will miss Him and our talks.

Posted by Scott Andrews - Methuen, MA - Friend   May 10, 2021

Love ya Bruce, rock on my good neighbor. Always missed, never forgotten.

Posted by Conrad Smith - Otter Creek, ME - Neighbor   April 24, 2021

I just found about Bruce's passing today. I have so many fond memories of Bruce during our kid's years thru Littleton and football. Too many to even describe. He was so fun and energetic, every football game, his presence was heard. Over the years since our kids graduated from high school, we've run into each other a few times. He was the best..and I'm sorry we didn't keep in better contact. To were his rock. Rory and had the best father

Posted by Patricia Rentschler - Friend   April 23, 2021

My heart is filled with memories of Bruce who had that same wonderful twinkle in his eye when he was two. His sincerity, his humility, his warmth and his great love of his family are a lesson in life for all of us who were lucky to know him. He carried himself with such grace after his diagnosis - always grateful to have his beloved by his side. Mary,Rory and Gannon - you were the very best of caregivers and love givers , and so will have no regrets. Go in peace dear Bruce. Yours was a life well lived. Aunt Carina

Posted by Carina Logue - Family   April 16, 2021

Mary, Rory & Gannon, We were so very sorry to hear that Bruce passed away. He was loved by so many of his friends and family. I met my husband John at your wedding. I know he is in heaven with all of his family that have past. Hope all of the wonderful years you and your family shared with him will help you through these most difficult times. Love & God Bless You and your family. John & Peggy Novis

Posted by Peggy Novis - Chelmsford, MA - Family   April 16, 2021

Bruce was an awesome guy and a great friend to all of us. He will be forever missed. Peace to Mary, Rory, and Gannon

Posted by Jay Moran - Stoneham, MA - friend   April 16, 2021

Bruce! One of this world's easiest people to love. My beloved cousin, I will miss you so. May the four winds blow you safely home.

Posted by Charlene Logue-Ohlen - north hampton, NH - Family   April 15, 2021


I'm so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Bruce at the Appleman parties we had. He will be missed. Unfortunately I will be traveling to KY so I'll be unable to attend the service.

Posted by Brian Balukonis - Littleton, MA - Friend   April 15, 2021

What a guy!! He will be missed. Lots of love from Seattle. The Hiner Family.

Posted by Chad & Jen Hiner - Seattle, WA - Friend   April 15, 2021

Mary and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bruce was such a nice man, and will no doubt be missed by a great many people. You and your family will certainly be in my prayers. God bless you all.

Posted by Brenda Babylon - Plaistow, NH - Family Friend   April 15, 2021

Bruce was a great neighbor,if you need some help with anything he would help you with out any hesitation.he always had a great hi or hello as he walk or biked by our house.he will be missed

Posted by Vinny/Jeff Chant - Littleton, MA - Neighbor   April 15, 2021

My deepest sympathies go out to to Mary and her family. May warm and loving memories comfort you all in this time of sadness.

Posted by Bob Anderson - Bolton, MA - Coworker   April 15, 2021

I only met Bruce a couple years ago, but could tell that he was good man, loving husband and great father.

Posted by Ken Larsen - Rapid City, SD - Family Friend   April 15, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Bruce. Always enjoyed conversations with him and his sweet positive attitude. Our thoughts and love are with you Mary, and your boys Love Lynnie and Bill

Posted by Lynn-Ann Credit - Salem, NH - Friend   April 15, 2021

Dear Mary and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers.
Sending our love

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt - Sterling, MA - Coworker   April 15, 2021

Bruce will always be "My Brucie" as a great friend and my carpenter loved him dearly. I'll miss you Bruce until we meet again, Love Joyce Halloran

Posted by Joyce Halloran - Littleton, MA - Friend   April 15, 2021

Mary - Our hearts are heavy hearing about Bruce. My last conversation with him was at Aunt Ruth's celebration of life. He was so entertaining and gave us great info & insights on our extended family. I'll never forget that and was so glad you both sat at our table. Hugs and love. June & Greg

Posted by June Fraser Zoia - Nashua, NH - Family   April 15, 2021

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