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Bruce E. Garland

July 21, 1953 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 64)
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Hudson- Bruce Eugene Garland, 64, of Hudson died Tuesday November 14, 2017 at his home. He was born in Naples, Italy the son of the late Howard M. and Mary A. (Johnson) Garland, Jr. and was raised in Hudson. Bruce was a graduate of Hudson High School Class of 1971 and received a Master's Degree in Accounting from Bentley College and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. He worked as an accountant, having his own CPA firm in Hudson for many years. He was extremely bright, witty and liked puns. He authored a charming children’s book ‘A Tale of Willie the Whale’. Bruce was a proud survivor of Juvenile diabetes having been inducted into the Joslin 50 Medalist Program.

Bruce leaves several cousins including Karen Hansen Carpenter and daughters Kate and Julia, Sandra and Ron Bigham and family and other cousins.  He leaves his longtime close friend Audrey Burney. 

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Bruce’s life Sunday November 26 at 1.30 at the First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton Street, Hudson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bruce’s name at All are invited to sign Bruce’s online guestbook at


 Service Information

Celebration of Life
November 26, 2017

1:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
34 Felton Street
Hudson, MA 01749

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