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Bruce Cushman

May 9, 1969 — February 25, 2024

Bruce Cushman


Bruce Cushman, age 54, suddenly passed away Sunday morning, February 25th, 2024, in Barre, VT from a heart attack. Bruce was born on May 9th, 1969, in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, to his parents Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cushman. Bruce had three older brothers Chuck, Scott, & Dean, and one younger sister, Kim. 

Bruce grew up in Saint Johnsbury, but he attended Lyndon Institute. After graduating, Bruce enrolled in the U.S Army, where he served for four years. Once his service was over, Bruce returned to Saint Johnsbury, where he met the love of his life, Anna Quatrini. The two married on September 5th 1998. On the 6th of May in 2002, Bruce and Anna had their first, and only child: their son Jack.

Bruce loved nothing more than his Family. Anna and Jack were his pride and joy. They were his whole world. He also thought the world of his mother in-law Vicki. Bruce always said that she wasn’t just his mother-in-law, but she was one of his best friends. Although there were many things that he loved to do with his family, his favorite would have to be just simply just sitting in front of the fireplace, spending time with Anna and Jack. As long as Bruce had Anna, Jack, and Vicki by his side, he was the happiest man in the world. 

Bruce loved to give back to the community, He was a proud, active member of the Saint Johnsbury Elks Lodge 1343 and the American Legion post 58. He spent the majority of his free time dedicating himself to these clubs. Bruce was currently serving as Exalted Ruler of the Saint Johnsbury Elks Lodge 1343, the state of Vermont's Veterans Chair for all Vermont Elks lodges and was the commander at the American Legion Post 58. Helping others was all he wanted to do, especially those in need. Making sure that our local Veterans were taken care of was his top priority. He did all of this with his wife Anna by his side. Bruce was soldier of the year in 1993 for the state of Vermont. 

Bruce was also a baseball coach, and some of his best memories were spent at the Legion Field in Saint Johnsbury where he coached his son Jack. Bruce truly loved each and every player that he coached like they were his own. He saw a lot of success as a coach, winning three state championships alongside fellow coaches Mirko Ignjatovic and Mike Priest. However, the bigger success was the impact that Bruce had on those around him. It was never about the wins and losses; it was about making a difference in the lives of his players.

Anyone that knew Bruce, knew that he loved to have a good time. From sporting events with his son Jack, to hunting camp, to family functions, to the Elks lodge; no matter what Bruce was doing, he was having a good time. Oftentimes, the first thing that people would notice about Bruce was his smile. It was contagious and could light up the whole room. 

Bruce prided himself on his honesty and his integrity. He was also thoughtful, loyal, strong, and had a great sense of humor. When he believed in something or someone, he would give them his all. He strived to make a difference in the community and in the lives of those that he loved, and he did just that. Although Bruce's time here was cut short, there is no doubt that he made an impact that will last forever. He lived his life to the absolute fullest. He will live on in the hearts of Anna, Jack, Vicki, and so many others. 

Bruce is survived by his wife Anna, his son Jack, his mother in-law Vicki, and a very special family friend Stephanie Berube, two siblings, Kim and Dean, as well as countless friends who have become family. 

Bruce was predeceased by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cushman, two Brothers, Scott and Chuck, his father in-law Gary Quatrini, and a very special friend Rolland “Dunie” Berube. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Saint Johnsbury Baseball and the Silver Towers (56 Silver Towers Rd, Ripton, Vermont 05766)

All will be welcome to attend a celebration of life which will be held Friday, March 1st, at the Saint Johnsbury Elks Lodge (180 Western Ave) from 4PM-7PM. The Military Honors will be held at 5PM and an Elks Memorial Service at 6PM. 

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