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Official Obituary of: Bruce Neil Mitchell, 71, on October 9, 2021

Bruce Neil Mitchell, 71, on October 9, 2021

Bruce Neil Mitchell 

 

On October 9, 2021, Bruce Neil “Mitch” Mitchell passed from this life after a long and courageous battle with cancer. His dearest friend and former wife, Linda, was by his side providing love and care during this battle. Bruce was born on October 31, 1949, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, to Donald and Virginia Binny Mitchell. His father, a Wrentham Police Officer, was killed in an accident when Bruce was eight years old. 

His mother remarried and he was blessed with a loving stepfather, Jack Urmston. Bruce attended King Phillip High School, but the call of the military was strong, and he entered the United States Navy in 1968. He served four years active duty and two years in Naval Reserves, during which time he earned his GED and received several recognitions including the National Defense Security Medal. Following his military service, Bruce worked as a painter and auto mechanic.   Bruce was an avid reader. His love of reading took him to all parts of the world through military, espionage, and mystery novels. He loved to fish, especially when that included the company of his son, Danny. They shared that love.

Bruce was a kind and loving person, with an incredible sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend. He was a cherished gift from God, who will be greatly missed.  Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Donald Mitchell, his mother, Virginia Binney Mitchell Urmston, his stepfather, Jack Urmston, and his son, Daniel Joseph Mitchell. He is survived by his former wife, Linda, stepson, Aaron Rampello, his Aunt Carol, one sister, Barbara, three brothers, Don, Barry, and Billy, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A graveside military burial will be conducted at Wrentham Center Cemetery, Route 1A, Wrentham on Saturday, October 16 at 11 a.m followed by a collation at Sheldonville Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Wrentham. 

Arrangements provided by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  To sign an online guestbook for Mitch, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

 

 

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  • I am very sorry for your loss.  May God reunite Mitch in heaven with his beloved son Danny and all his loved ones that have departed before him.
    Best you,
    Jody and Don Gault  

  • Mitch was a beautiful soul who was a precious part of our family for close to 40 years. I will always cherish the memories of good times with him and family. So proud to have called him brother. God bless his family.

  • Donnie, 
        I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your older brother so please accept my condolences. Hold onto your memories and we will keep your family in our prayers.
    Sincerely, 
    Ed Doherty
    AHS 1973

  • Dear Linda and Aaron, You were a truly loving friend and wife to Mitch. He had a very difficult and hard life. I pray he has finally found happiness and peace with his beloved family in heaven.
    My Sincerest Condolences to you all. Thank you for taking such good care of him. You are a true blessing
    With Love, Barry Mitchell

  • Sometimes in life we don’t realize what we miss, until it is too late.  My Cousin, Bruce, was a good man; I wish we spent more time together.  He had a tough life, RIP Cuz.

  • I wish we stayed in touch through our adult life. Bruce went on a family trip with us to a West Point vs Navy game in Philadelphia, PA. We were around jr high age. The older ones went out and Bruce took charge of the rest of us. He had us go around to all the rooms and short cut the sheets by folding them up midway and then we made the bed like it was normal. He had us laughing the whole time. 
    Rest in Piece Bruce and catch lots of fish with your son Daniel❤️

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  1. I wish we stayed in touch through our adult life. Bruce went on a family trip with us to a West Point vs Navy game in Philadelphia, PA. We were around jr high age. The older ones went out and Bruce took charge of the rest of us. He had us go around to all the rooms and short cut the sheets by folding them up midway and then we made the bed like it was normal. He had us laughing the whole time. 
    Rest in Piece Bruce and catch lots of fish with your son Daniel❤️

  2. Sometimes in life we don’t realize what we miss, until it is too late.  My Cousin, Bruce, was a good man; I wish we spent more time together.  He had a tough life, RIP Cuz.

  3. Dear Linda and Aaron, You were a truly loving friend and wife to Mitch. He had a very difficult and hard life. I pray he has finally found happiness and peace with his beloved family in heaven.
    My Sincerest Condolences to you all. Thank you for taking such good care of him. You are a true blessing
    With Love, Barry Mitchell

  4. Donnie, 
        I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your older brother so please accept my condolences. Hold onto your memories and we will keep your family in our prayers.
    Sincerely, 
    Ed Doherty
    AHS 1973

  5. Mitch was a beautiful soul who was a precious part of our family for close to 40 years. I will always cherish the memories of good times with him and family. So proud to have called him brother. God bless his family.

  6. I am very sorry for your loss.  May God reunite Mitch in heaven with his beloved son Danny and all his loved ones that have departed before him.
    Best you,
    Jody and Don Gault  

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