FOREST DALE — Robert Henry Bride Sr., age 79, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at his home in Forest Dale.
Bob was born in Rutland on Sept. 10, 1943. He was the son of Merald and Gladys (Cox) Bride. He grew up in Rutland, where he received his education. Following high school, he served in the United State Navy. After his Honorable Discharge, he returned to Vermont and began his working career as a Heavy Equipment Operator. He retired in 2005. He enjoyed carpentry work, was an avid hunter and a New York Yankees fan and a New England Patriots fan. He was a member of Brandon American Legion Post 55.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Knight) Bride of Forest Dale, whom he married July 19, 1992; one son, Robert Bride Jr. and his wife, Cathy; a daughter, Karen Bowen and her husband, Ralph; one brother, Michael Bride; four sisters, Judith Wiskoski, Jacqueline Grant, Margaret Lanphere and Linda Galo; a stepdaughter, Lisa Torres; and three stepsons, Mark Little, Fred Little and Brian Little. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Merald Bride Jr., and a sister, Sally Geno.
Honoring his wishes, a private celebration of his life will take place at a later date.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.
Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon is in charge of arrangements.