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McPherson, Bruce A. “Touchee”

Bruce A. “Touchee” McPherson, age 61, of Dedham,  formerly of Jamaica Plain, died unexpectedly on August 7, 2011 at home. Bruce is survived by two daughters, Emily McPherson of Jamaica Plain and Sarah Galante of Hyde Park.  He leaves behind his mother, Rose (Ritz) McPherson of Pennsylvania and 3 brothers; Gregory McPherson of South Carolina and Bryan and Terrance McPherson, both of New York.   Bruce is also survived by two new grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Bruce was a veteran of the Viet Nam War where he served proudly as a Marine. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Rifle Marksman Award.   The honor and pride he felt as a Marine never left him.  He was an active member of the Moose Lodge in Dedham.    Bruce grew up in New York, the son of Rose (Ritz) and the late Duncan McPherson. He was a talented carpenter and he began a construction company in Jamaica Plain.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting for antiques and crafting beautiful stained glass windows. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 6-8 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS. 66675-8517.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lynda Nelson
    August 17th, 2011 | 3:42 pm

    What a sad day it was to hear about Bruce’s death. As you go thru life you meet many people, but some stand out more than others. Please know that many people loved Bruce and will be praying for your family. Someone has to fill me in on the “touchee” thing…..

  2. Karen
    August 17th, 2011 | 8:30 pm

    Sarah and Emily, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father loved you both dearly. “My girls” is what he called you. I know he was very proud of both of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Karen DiNatale

  3. emily
    August 19th, 2011 | 7:29 am

    Thank you, everyone who has shown their support over the last couple weeks. My father was truly blessed to have so many people who cared for him in his life. Knowing that my father had so many friends has been a great comfort to me. I continue to be grateful for the out pouring of love and support shown to my family and me, it means so very much…
    God Bless,
    Emily McPherson

  4. ken Fitz
    August 19th, 2011 | 7:55 am

    Semper Fi, Mac

  5. Tassy Alessio
    August 23rd, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    I was shocked to hear of Bruce’s death. He was a Beloved member of our neighborhood and a great guy. I am so diaapointed that I missed the services and my chance to say goodbye. We had alot of “talks” and shared alot of laughs- especially over how much that dog hated me, no matter how many times I visited.( most likley because I bathed her once)and shared his love of antiques and yardsales… How awesome was his little shelve of miniatures? I only hope he now knows just how many friends he had here in Dedham,He will be missed !! Rest In Peace Bruce… You served Our Country and may GOD now serve you. xoxoxo

  6. Robin
    September 1st, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prince and I will miss running into Bruce on our daily walks around the neighborhood. Prince always knew he was coming with that bright blue light following right behind. It took many days of barking to form a friendship. But, he never gave up! I too will miss chatting with him. May he rest in Peace……..

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