Obituary: Bruce Alec McDougall Jr.

Bruce Alec McDougall Jr.

SOUTHBURY — Bruce Alec McDougall, Jr., 58, the husband of Mariellen (Pekar) McDougall, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Bruce was born on Dec. 17, 1958 in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Bruce A. and Mary (Edmonds) McDougall. Bruce was a 1977 graduate of Naugatuck High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Connecticut, earning his bachelor’s degree in English. He worked for the past 12 years as a dedicated circulation director for Hersam-Acorn Newspapers and enjoyed working for the last two years at Home Depot in Trumbull.

Bruce was fond of traveling, hiking and all things southwest, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife and children. He will be remembered for his goofy sense of humor, and always putting everyone before himself. He will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to his wife Mariellen of Southbury, Bruce leaves his daughter, Kariann McDougall of Torrington; his son, PFC Shane McDougall, USMC; his daughter, Cheyenne McDougall of Southbury; his sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Doug Keleher of Woodstock, Vt.; his nephews, Bret, Seanan and Bridger Keleher; and his niece, Mairin Keleher.

“As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man, I have chalked up many a mile, Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks, And I learned much from both of their styles”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 910 Main St. South, Southbury. Everyone attending is kindly asked to go directly to church. Calling hours are Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Bruce’s memory, contributions can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708.

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