Robert Fox
B: 1933-08-07
D: 2018-11-10
View Details
Fox, Robert
Michael Preziose
B: 1941-08-15
D: 2018-11-01
View Details
Preziose, Michael
Catherine Marshall
B: 1938-05-06
D: 2018-10-28
View Details
Marshall, Catherine
Robert Bleakley
B: 1937-07-06
D: 2018-10-27
View Details
Bleakley, Robert
Dora Godfrey
B: 1931-01-21
D: 2018-10-26
View Details
Godfrey, Dora
Glendon Pells
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2018-10-24
View Details
Pells, Glendon
Linda Desell
B: 1950-10-23
D: 2018-10-22
View Details
Desell, Linda
Dorcas White
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
White, Dorcas
Catrina Noyes
B: 1948-10-31
D: 2018-10-19
View Details
Noyes, Catrina
Gloria Kempton
B: 1945-01-08
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Kempton, Gloria
William McMahon
B: 1946-10-13
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
McMahon, William
Charles Tilton
B: 1932-03-30
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Tilton, Charles
Kyle Ebbett
B: 1973-07-05
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Ebbett, Kyle
Pauline Mears
B: 1948-04-27
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Mears, Pauline
Leo Bernard
B: 1939-10-25
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Bernard, Leo
June Selby
B: 1936-06-05
D: 2018-10-08
View Details
Selby, June
Ruth Xavier
B: 1964-01-07
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Xavier, Ruth
Madhukar Joshi
B: 1930-02-09
D: 2018-09-30
View Details
Joshi, Madhukar
Norman Pratt
B: 1948-05-07
D: 2018-09-29
View Details
Pratt, Norman
Lillian Wimble
B: 1928-05-13
D: 2018-09-28
View Details
Wimble, Lillian
William Griffin
B: 1960-04-06
D: 2018-09-26
View Details
Griffin, William


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1176 Main Street
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: 802-849-6261
Fax: 802-849-6262

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Lyda Parsons Bruce can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Lyda Parsons Bruce

Lyda Parsons Bruce
Lyda Parsons Bruce, 88 years old of Burlington, Vermont, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2018, at the Mansfield Place in Essex, Vermont. Lyda was born on April 22, 1930, in Corning, New York, and was known best to family and friends as “Pudgy”.

Pudgy was raised in Painted Post, New York, where she attended school until her senior year. At that time, the family moved to England where she completed high school and continued through several finishing school years in both Switzerland and France. Upon moving back to the United States, Pudgy attended Wells College in Aurora, New York.

After college, Pudgy married Douglass S Bruce of Elmira, New York, and settled in Corning, New York, to raise the family. Eventually she moved to Burlington, Vermont, to be closer to friends and family members who had moved there. During all of these years, her constant “place” was always the family cottage on Heart Bay at the north end of Lake George. This is where she spent her summers and always found her family, close friends, the surrounding hills, the lake, the views, and her rock garden. All were very dear and special to her.

An energetic woman, Pudgy loved taking care of her family and home, playing tennis and skiing, traveling, volunteering, reading a good book and playing cards, tending to her gardens, spending time with her friends, and paddlingin her canoe with her dogs and cats.

Pudgy was preceded in death by her parents, Charles L and Margaret Young Parsons, by her former husband, Douglass S Bruce, and her son, Douglass L Bruce.

Pudgy is survived by her brother, Alan Parsons, her sister, Gaynor Parsons Coassin, her son, Geoffrey Bruce, her daughter, Catherine Bruce, and by her four grandchildren, Sean Vallant, Jasmine Bruce, Mikaela Bruce, and Carmen Adams.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of her caregivers at both the Residence at Shelburne Bay and the Mansfield Place, as well as the hospice nurses and volunteers at the Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden County.

Visiting hours are planned for Sunday, July 1st, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at The Barns at Lang Farm in Essex Junction, Vermont. Following that will be a Celebration of Life Service at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Essex Junction starting at 3:30pm.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lyda (Pudgy) Bruce to the Flynn Center, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting

To send flowers to the family of Lyda Parsons Bruce, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos