LEOMINSTER---Bruce B. Corliss , age 66, died in HealthAlliance-Leominster Hospital after a lengthy battle with Bulbar ALS. He was born in Leominster on October 18,1950 to parents Spencer & Marion (Johnson) Corliss - now both deceased. He was also predeceased by older brothers Spencer & Ronald, also an ALS victim.
Surviving siblings are brothers Willard of Lunenburg; Martin of Marshfield, twin brother Barry of Leominster; and his two sisters Marilou & Madine both of Leominster.
Bruce leaves one son, Damon, living in Texas; and four sisters-in-law, Rae of N.C. Carolyn of Leominster, MaryJane of Lunenburg, and Jane of Marshfield. Uncle Bruce will always be remembered by his many beloved nieces & nephews, his long-time friend Ralph Person, and favorite Whalom fishing buddy, Paul.
During his lifetime Bruce enjoyed working as a meat cutter in Texas; operating “B & B Foundations” here in Leominster with twin brother Barry; and spent many years as caretaker at the Leominster Sportsmen’s Club. Throughout his life Bruce was an avid sportsman/outdoorsman. Within his family he was known affectionately as “Joe Wilderness” His many fishing outings with his nieces & nephews are treasured memories for all.
Bruce’s talent for growing show-quality dahlias will be another legacy. The nurses at the various doctors & dental offices will long remember the patient who always arrived with a beautiful bouquet of his flowers to brighten their day.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 24th from 5-7 pm in the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Foundation may be made in Bruce’s memory.