We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home
Bruce Elmore Prescott of Georgetown, MA passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital surrounded by family after a brief illness. Bruce was just shy of his 84th year.
Born and raised in Haverhill, MA, Bruce attended Haverhill Public High School, Leland Powers for Communication and received his Associates from Boston University. Bruce worked for AT&T and eventually retired from Lucent Technologies. After retirement he took on part-time work with Flowers by Steve and Haverhill Community Action Council, where he enjoyed driving folks to their appointments and made great friends doing so.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Diane Rutherford Prescott and their children Lisa Law, and husband Harry Law of Merrimac, MA, Lauren Prescott, and her husband Stephen Prescott, of Merrimac, MA, Lynne Prescott-Hopping, and her husband Russell Hopping, of Boxford, MA, Bruce Jr., and wife Maria Capano Prescott, of Georgetown, MA, and Leah Niska, and husband Kurt Niska of Rowley, MA. Known as Gramp, he leaves behind his nine grandchildren; Eric and Meghan Schale, Sara and Zachary Prescott, Nathan and Kathryn Hopping, Jack, Colin, and Joseph Niska, and new great grandson Riley Earl Schale. He is predeceased by his brother Gibson Prescott, and his parents Elmore and Doris Prescott.
Bruce was a longtime resident of Georgetown. He enjoyed pancake breakfasts, the Council on Aging and the Peabody Library. He loved NASCAR and was a New England sports fan, but his true love was the Bruins and Bobby Orr. He had a passion for aviation and went on many visits to Oshkosh, WI to witness their fly-ins. Bruce loved lake life visiting Moosehead Lake with good friends. He was a canoer, camper and hiker taking many visits to the White Mountains, many turns around Baldpate Pond and paddles down the Merrimack River. Bruce was an amateur meteorologist recording the weather daily. He taught his children and grandchildren to swim, drive and enjoy the outdoors and he made a mean frappe. He was his grandchildren's biggest fan attending many of their events. He appreciated the natural world and passed down his love of feeding the birds to his children. Bruce loved his pets and they were a part of the family. Bruce took pride in his close knit family and was quick to share his tales of Wednesday night dinner and numerous family gatherings. He was quick with a smile and made friends everywhere he went.
Family and friends are kindly invited to Bruce's visitation on Thursday, June 2nd from 11 to 12 noon at Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown, followed by his Funeral Service at noon. Interment will be private. For those who wish, Bruce may be remembered through donations to the M.S.P.C.A. at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Bruce with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com