Bruce R. Flood

September 7, 2018

Bruce R. Flood

Bruce R. Flood, of Woburn, September 7th, at the age of fifty-four. Beloved husband of nearly 22 years to Susan P. (Gibbons) Flood. Loving brother of David and Paul Flood of Everett and Deborah Sordillo of Leominster. Cherished brother-in-law of Ron Gibbons, his late wife Kathleen and his fiancé, Eilleen A’Hearn, Ellen Dellaia, her husband Paul, Mark Gibbons, his wife Janice, Joe Gibbons, his wife Judy, all of Woburn and the late, Jack Gibbons III, his wife Linda of Clarksburg, MA. Dear nephew of Phyllis Back of NH and Phillip Back of ME. Special Uncle to Nicholas, Christy, Julie, PJ, Meghan, Kim, Tina, Alan, Kelly, Jackie, Mary, Christopher, Sean, Katie, Michelle and Joey. Also survived by many, many great-nieces and nephews, and his beloved dogs, Blizzard and Darby. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at First Church Congregational of Billerica 18 Andover Rd, Billerica, MA 01821, on  Wednesday, September 12th at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA.

Bruce R. Flood, a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, September 7th, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, at the age of fifty-four, after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Bruce was the beloved husband of Susan P. (Gibbons) Flood with whom he would have celebrated 22 years of marriage on October 25th. 

Born in Medford and raised in Everett, Bruce was the son of Robert and Barbara (Back) Flood. He was a graduate of Everett Vocational High School with the class of 1981 and later obtained his Occupational Education Degree at UMASS Boston.

Bruce met his wife Susan in 1995 and they were married after two years of dating in October of 1997. They settled in Woburn and lived happily surrounded by family with their two dogs Blizzard and Darby. After a number of years of seasonal camping at Wabanaki Campground, Bruce and Susan recently achieved their dream of purchasing their own home on Ossipee Lake.

An ASE certified master technician, Bruce started his career at several dealerships, including Lannan Chevorlet in Woburn. For the past 20 years, Bruce dedicated his life to the students of Minuteman Regional High School where he was a teacher in the Automotive Technology Department. His passion for cars and helping others learn, shown brightly. He taught with his heart and loved his students. He was honored as Minuteman’s Teacher of the Year in 2004. Over the years, Bruce was privileged enough to lead a select few students as they advanced to the Skills USA National Competition, and was very honored to have been invited by the National Conference to serve as a judge at this prestigious competition in 2017.

Along with his wife Susan, Bruce enjoyed spending his free time with his extended family and dear friends and sharing his passion and talent for cooking. He was happiest when he surrounded by family and friends and entertaining. He loved visiting his cottage in Freedom, as well as camping and boating on Ossipee Lake. Bruce and Susan enjoyed many special trips exploring Country Inns throughout New England with special friends who they consider family.

The ultimate uncle, he missed very few opportunities to support his nieces and nephews at their various sports and activities. He was there so faithfully that he was dubbed Super Fan by the 2002- 2003 Woburn High School Girls’ State Championship Hockey Team. “Uncle Bruce” always had time for his kids and “just so happened” to have their favorite treats on hand whenever they were around.

Along with his wife Susan, Bruce is survived by his siblings, David and Paul Flood of Everett and Deborah Sordillo of Leominster. Cherished brother-in-law of Ron Gibbons, his late wife Kathleen and his fiancé, Eilleen A’Hearn, Ellen Dellaia, her husband Paul, Mark Gibbons, his wife Janice, Joe Gibbons, his wife Judy, all of Woburn and the late, Jack Gibbons III, his wife Linda of Clarksburg, MA. Dear nephew of Phyllis Back of NH and Phillip Back of ME. Special Uncle to Nicholas, Christy, Julie, PJ, Meghan, Kim, Tina, Alan, Kelly, Jackie, Mary, Christopher, Sean, Katie, Michelle and Joey. Also survived by many, many great-nieces and nephews, and his beloved dogs, Blizzard and Darby. 

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at First Congregational Church of Billerica 18 Andover Rd, Billerica, MA 01821, on  Wednesday, September 12th at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at First Church Congregational of Billerica 18 Andover Rd, Billerica, MA 01821, on  Wednesday, September 12th at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-8 p.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn, MA.

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  1. Thank you Bruce for all you did for me. I wouldn’t be where I am without your encouragement and support. You will be greatly missed and without you the world will never be the same.

  2. Suzy Franson Sullivan

    Dear Susie,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your loving husband Bruce. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Suzy Franson Sullivan

  3. Lee Anne and Louis Gambardella

    Dear Susan and Family,
    Lou and I send our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I have been thinking of you and praying each day. Thank you for always making my life better with love,laughter and delicious food. Love Lee Anne and Lou Gambardella

  4. It was always a joy to be around Bruce. Bumping into him at the grocery store was an unexpected treat. Being at a family function talking with him and eating his cooking was double the fun. An amazing man who was truly loved by all. Susie you were his sunshine.

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