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Bruce D. Hunt

Bruce D. Hunt, 79, of Ipswich died Sunday August 28, 2022 at home with his family by his side following his long illness. He was the husband of the late Janet B. (Rowland) Hunt who predeceased him on March 15, 2013.

Born in Lynn on September 5, 1942, he was one of four children to the late William C. and Helen E. (Mills) Hunt. He grew up in Middleton and was in the first graduating class from MASCO in 1960. He was editor of the school newspaper and part of the drama club. He was enlisted in the Navy from 1960 to 1963 where he was a machinery repairman fireman apprentice and served aboard the USS Saratoga. He received his Associate’s degree in liberal arts from Northern Essex Community College. He married Janet in 1965 and lived in Salem for two years before moving to Ipswich in 1967 where they raised their family and where he spent the rest of his life. He was employed by various machine shops through the years.

Bruce was a kind-hearted, hard-working, and an honest man who loved his family very much and would do anything for them. He enjoyed taking trips, sometimes those trips seemed like they took forever. He had a deep love for reading, he enjoyed telling many stories to his family and friends and spreading his knowledge with everyone. He and his wife loved dancing in their younger years. He had the best hugs and a smile that could light up the room. His family will remember him while listening to music as he would do for hours. He enjoyed cruising around and going out to eat with his dear friend Charlie.

He is survived by three daughters Wendy L. Jensen, Ashley N. Hunt both of Ipswich, Heidi B. Davis and her husband Kevin of Crystal River, FL; a son Bruce P. Hunt of FL; eight Grandchildren, Nicole Darmody, Hans Jensen, Camron Negron, Anthony Keaton JR, Cassandra Powell, Brittany Davis, Brett Davis and Whitney Barnes; six great grandchildren Stephanie and Madison Darmody, Emily Jensen-Doran, Abigail and Zoey Powell and Halston Huggins; a sister, Barbara Swaine of NH;  many nieces and nephews and his dear friend Charlie Brett of MA. He was predeceased by two brothers.

Visiting hours will be 10am to 12pm on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by a graveside service. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to New England Center and Home for Veterans PO Box 961500 Boston MA 02109 or https://nechv.org/donations/online-giving

 

 

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