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NATICK – David “Bruce” Whitney, of Natick, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 81.

Bruce was born in Boston, MA, the son of the late Otis and Daphne Whitney and his late sister Carol. Bruce was predeceased by his wife Judy of 59 years and leaves behind his twin brothers Ronnie and Ricky Whitney. Bruce also leaves behind a large extended family; his children John Whitney and his wife Jean, Kathy Whitney, Jean Morse and her husband Chris, Cindy Hamel and her husband Mike, Bruce Whitney, Jr. and his wife Anna and Billy Whitney and his wife Heather, along with 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Bruce and Judy moved to Natick in 1968 and ran a newspaper delivery business, his own carpentry business and was also the proprietor of “Harts” store on Mill Street.

Bruce later joined the New England Regional Carpenters Union where he worked until retirement.

Bruce devoted many hours volunteering to help those that needed help with projects around their home as well as always helping children build various items at the annual “Natick Days” celebration.

Bruce was also a longtime Town Meeting member for the Town of Natick and served proudly in the United States Army Reserve from 1958-1965.

Funeral in the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street in Natick on Tuesday November 23, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick. 

Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday November 22, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.