Official Obituary of

Bruce N Mesches

February 19, 2024

Bruce Mesches Obituary

Bruce N. Mesches, aged 77, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024, surrounded by the love of his family. Born on September 8, 1946, in Buffalo, New York, Bruce was a man of exceptional intellect and kindness, whose gentle presence was a blessing to all who knew him.

Bruce was the cherished son of the late Jacob and Lillian Mesches. He grew up in a warm and loving home alongside his sister, the late Norma Rypysc, and her husband Dan of Holliston. Bruce's formative years in Buffalo laid the foundation for a life characterized by dedication, both to his family and to his many passions.

Bruce was an accomplished athlete, at the age of 12 and 13 Bruce was the city and county speed skating champion and had successful MUNY Tennis and squash seasons.  

He continued his athleticism with an outstanding career in Tennis at Bennett High school from 1961-1964 with a 43 to 1 record, earning him a membership in the Bennett High School Hall of Fame in 2007. Bruce was also the Tennis team captain in his Junior and Senior year.  He continued his sports career on the Tennis and Squash teams at Cornell University.

A brilliant mind, Bruce pursued academic excellence with vigor. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Cornell University and went on to obtain a Master's degree in Business from Purdue University. His education was not just a testament to his intelligence but also to his belief in the power of knowledge and hard work.

In his professional life, Bruce was known for his sharp acumen and innovative thinking. Colleagues respected him for his ability to tackle complex problems with ease and grace. Despite his professional successes, Bruce remained humble and was always willing to lend a helping hand or share a word of encouragement.

Bruce was blessed with a loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife, Kathleen (Sullivan) Mesches, who was his partner in every sense of the word. Together, they built a life filled with joy, mutual respect, and unwavering support. Bruce also leaves behind his brother in law Dan Rypysc of Holliston and his niece, Judy Newman and her husband Scott of Brookline; his nephew, Bruce Rypysc of Holliston; his grandnephew, Joey Crehan of Brookline; and his grandniece, Jessica Newman of Foxboro. Each of them will hold onto precious memories of Bruce's love and guidance.

An avid reader, Bruce found solace and adventure within the pages of books. He had a natural talent for excelling in any endeavor he set his mind to, whether it was a complex puzzle, a strategic game, or a home improvement project. His interests were as varied as his skills, and he approached each with enthusiasm and a desire to learn.

Those who knew Bruce would describe him as loving, thoughtful, and gentle. His actions spoke volumes about his character, as he consistently put the needs of others before his own. His thoughtfulness extended beyond his immediate circle, touching the lives of many through his quiet acts of kindness.

Bruce's legacy is one of love, intelligence, and gentleness. He lived his life with a sense of purpose and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those he encountered. As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, we take comfort in knowing that his spirit will continue to inspire and guide us.

Bruce's life will be celebrated in a private ceremony, where family and friends will gather to honor his memory and the profound impact he had on their lives. His presence will be deeply missed, but the memories he created will be cherished forever.

In the quiet moments, when we find ourselves reaching for a book or facing a challenge, we will think of Bruce and the lessons he taught us through his example. May his memory be a source of strength and comfort to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Rest in peace, dear Bruce, until we meet again.


Visiting hours will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton, MA on Friday February 23 from 2:00-4:00pm. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday February 24 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery. 

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