Bruce Bodreau, age 77, of Quinebaug, CT died Monday, September 3, 2018 at UMASS Memorial after an illness. Bruce was born in Southbridge, MA. He is the son of the late Alexander W and Irene W (Neulieb) Bodreau.. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Patricia Menard Bodreau , one daughter: Justine (William) Gendreau and one son: Steven T. Bodreau all of Quinebaug. one sister: Doris Julian of Thompson, CT; Seven loving grandchildren, Ryan (Lucy) Gendreau, Ashley Gendreau , Michael Bodreau; Jillian Bodreau, Madison Bodreau; Spencer Bodreau. and Dalton Bodreau and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his Son, Scott A Bodreau. Bruce lived all his life in Quinebaug was a member of US national guard and Army reserves. QVFD serving as deputy chief and treasurer for the Dept. retiring after 39 years of service. He worked as Traffic manager for Greeting Card Co in Webster, oil delivery man for kenyon oil in Fabyan. In his retirement he had A lawn mowing business and was the sexton at St. Stephens Church in Quinebaug .Fan of Uconn ladies basketball and the Celtics, patriots and Red Sox. Most of all he enjoyed watching his grandchildren in there sporting events. He enjoyed word search puzzles and an avid reader .Bruce was proud to be the first recipient of cord blood transplant at performed at UMASS. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday, Sept. 8 at St. Stephens Church, Corner Of Route 197 & 131, Quinebaug, CT.(PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH) , Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Grosvenordale . Memorial calling hours will be Friday, September 7 from 4 to 8 PM at Bartel Funeral Home, 33 Schofield Avenue, Dudley, MA.www.bartelfuneralhome.com Please omit flowers donations to the Quinebaug Vol. Fire Dept. PO box 144 Quinebaug CT 06262. .