Bruce R. Hebert

March 3, 1947 - June 25, 2024
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Bruce R. Hebert, 77, of Ludlow, passed away in Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Born in Holyoke on March 3, 1947, he was the son of the late Raymond and Rita (Tanguay) Hebert. Bruce graduated from South Hadley High School and East Coast Technical School where he became a licensed Aviation Aircraft Mechanic. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and had the distinction of serving on the USS Hornet during their mission to retrieve the Apollo 11 astronauts upon their return from the historic Moon landing in 1969. Bruce went on to work as a sheet metal mechanic for Hamilton Standard for 36 years. He was a true “jack of all trades” who could fix anything around the house. He was a communicant of Christ the King Parish in Ludlow and a longtime member of the John F. Kennedy Council of the Knight of Columbus. Bruce’s true joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren at Hampton Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Judith (Obrzut Hebert of Ludlow; his sons Kevin Hebert (Betty) of Brimfield and Eric Hebert (Katie) of Melrose; his brothers Gary Hebert (Numa Navarro) of Estero, FL and Larry Hebert (Kathy) of South Hadley and a sister Gail Kowalewski (Michael) of Agawam, as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by the “lights of his life”, his 5 grandchildren Drew, John, Kayla, Alana and Riley. In addition to his parents, Bruce was predeceased by his brother Raymond Hebert.

Bruce’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr, Francis Murray and nurse Liz, and Dr. Ernest Dinino and staff for their kind and compassionate care for Bruce.

Funeral Services for Bruce will be Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 11:00 AM in Christ the King Church, Warsaw Avenue, Ludlow, MA (please meet directly at church). Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow at 1:00 PM at the Mass Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. There are no calling hours. Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Town of Ludlow Veteran’s Assistance Fund, c/o Eric Segundo, Ludlow Veterans’ Services, 488 Chapin St., Ludlow, MA or St. Mary of the Annunciation School, 4 Myrtle St, Melrose, MA 02176.

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Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Time: 11:00 am

Christ the King Catholic Church


41 Warsaw Avenue, Ludlow, MA, 1056

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery


Main Street, Agawam, MA, 1101

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Donation Information

Donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Town of Ludlow Veteran’s Assistance Fund, c/o Eric Segundo, Ludlow Veterans’ Services, 488 Chapin St., Ludlow, MA or St. Mary of the Annunciation School, 4 Myrtle St, Melrose, MA 02176.


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Born: March 3, 1947
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The Bruno Family posted on 7/2/24

Kevin and Family: We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.


The Pakstis Family posted on 7/1/24

We are so sad to hear about Bruce’s passing. It sounds like he was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Mary Gontczaruk posted on 7/1/24

Dear Judy, Kevin, Eric, Gail and families, Our condolences on the passing of your beloved Bruce. He was always pleasant to talk too and was a kind and gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Michael, Mary, T.J. and Angela Gontczaruk


Stephanie wilson posted on 6/29/24

He was a great man always a joy to talk too and always had words of wisdom! Rest easy uncle!


Krysten posted on 6/28/24

In memory of Bruce R. Hebert, Krysten lit a candle


Krysten posted on 6/28/24

Dear Judy, Kevin, Eric amd family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time. With love, Krysten Zarr-Vasquez and family


Terry Brown Dorrance posted on 6/27/24

Judy, I’m so sorry. Sending love and prayers. Terry, Pattie’s sister


Denise and Rick Audette posted on 6/27/24

Gary, Gail and Larry, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your brother Bruce. You are all in our thoughts. So many sweet family memories of all of you have crossed my mind over the past few days. Judy, you joined the family and added to those memories. Bruce adored you and you were perfect together. I will always remember that your wedding was on my birthday. This led to your handsome, and brilliant sons who gave you those five shining stars called grandchildren. Sending you love and hugs as Bruce now rests in peace ❤️ Cousin Denise and Rick


Susan Johnson Nordeste posted on 6/27/24

In memory of Bruce R. Hebert, Susan Johnson Nordeste lit a candle


Susan Johnson Nordeste posted on 6/27/24

I have only fond memories of Bruce as a young boy and a fun cousin to spend time with while visiting with the Hebert family in South Hadley. He always agreed to lead us to Mount Holyoke College to visit with the animals there. Of all 30 or more first cousins I had, I remember my mother selecting Bruce as her companion to visit The World’s Fair in New York. A trip I think they both really enjoyed! I may have been a little jealous! My deepest condolences to Judy and the whole Hebert Family.


Sue Siana posted on 6/27/24

So sad to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was a wonderful person and I will miss him. I am thinking of you Judy at this time. Kevin and Eric my thoughts are with you and saddened for you and your whole family. Love Sue


Kathy and Dennis Bousquet posted on 6/27/24

Dear Judy, Kevin, Eric and families, We are so saddened to hear about Bruce’s passing. His smile was one that could light up a room. His sense of humor and outlook on life brought joy to all who knew him. We’ll never forget how happy he was when he saw everyone waiting for him on the bus to send us off to Pennsylvania Dutch Country to celebrate his 40th birthday. Dennis still loves to tell the story about Bruce when he gleefully turned on the overhead lights at 4:30 a.m. to wake up the boys when they were at Lake Ontario for a weekend of fishing. Bruce epitomized being a loving husband, dad, family member and friend. He will be sorely missed by so many. May your memories of him carry you through this difficult time. With love, Kathy and Dennis