US Air Force

Bruce Preston Tupper

June 5, 1947 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Bruce Tupper Obituary

Bruce Tupper

1947 – 2023

Bruce Preston Tupper, 76 passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2023, in Pittsboro, North Carolina at his home.

Beloved husband, father and grandfather Bruce was born on June 5, 1947, in Quincy, Mass. Bruce grew up in Manchester, CT and raised his children in Old Saybrook, CT and then retired to North Carolina to be closer to his grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Bion (Bud) and Phyllis Tupper and the husband of the late Eileen Flanagan Tupper. Bruce is survived by his three loving children, Kelly and her significant other Gary, David and his wife Jade, and Dennis, his brother Michael Tupper and wife Donna, his sister in law Ann Tupper and his five adoring grandchildren Mariah, Mackenzie, Simon, Alexia, and Penelope. He also leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded by his brothers Dave and Ernie Tupper.

Bruce proudly served his country in the Air Force.

Bruce was a dedicated coach of Youth Football in Old Saybrook where he mentored and inspired young athletes. Bruce also had a passion for hunting, fishing, and spending time in nature, particularly walking in the woods. Most of all, he cherished the moments spent with his grandchildren and his loyal companion, his dog Seamus.

Bruce or "Pops" as he was known to his children and grandchildren will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a kind and loving man. His memory will forever be treasured by his family, friends, and the community he touched throughout his life.

Bruce most recently resided in North Carolina where a small memorial service will be held Tuesday November 7, 2023, at 2pm at Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory in Pittsboro, NC. Memorial services will be arranged for a future date to be held in Old Saybrook, CT.

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Memorial Service
November 7, 2023

2:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory Griffin Chapel
396 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312


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