CHICOPEE-Bruce J. LaFreniere, 52, of Blanan Drive in Chicopee passed away far too soon and unexpectedly on Tuesday evening at Baystate Medical Center. Bruce was a loving son, brother and devoted uncle to his loving family. He was born in Springfield on November 25, 1967, grew up in Chicopee, attended local schools and graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Bruce worked for EthosEnergy in Chicopee, a turbine equipment technology company. He had previously been employed at Danaher Tool and Smith & Wesson. Bruce enjoyed reading, camping and taking pictures. He was a former member of the Moose Family lodge in Chicopee. More importantly he enjoyed his family, spending time with them and just having fun. He leaves his beloved parents; Robert & Catherine (Judd) LaFreniere of Chicopee. His devoted siblings; Michael LaFreniere of South Hadley, Melissa Laurin of Chicopee, Jennifer Burnett and her husband Stephen of Chicopee, Billy LaFreniere and his wife Christina, and Ross LaFreniere of Chicopee. His cherished seven nieces and nephews; Steven, Samual, Sarah, Zachary, Ariel, Gehrig, Brady and a great nephew, Easton. There are no calling hours. A Celebration of Life Service for Bruce will be announced at a later date. Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to American Red Cross, c/o Western Massachusetts Chapter, 150 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104. Tylunas Funeral & Cremation services has been entrusted with arrangements.
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