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Bruce Allen Cunningham

Richmond, Vermont

July 19, 2015

Bruce Allen Cunningham Obituary

BRUCE ALLEN CUNNINGHAM - BURLINGTON - Bruce Allen Cunningham, 63, was called home by his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his daughters, on July 19, 2015. Bruce was born March 19, 1952, four minutes behind his twin brother, Bradley, in Burlington. He grew up in the New North End where his antics gained him notoriety and many lifelong friends. After graduating from Burlington High School in 1970, Bruce went on to work in the family construction business. It was in 1975 that Bruce began his 40 year devotion to the Lord. This journey took him to Lenox, Mass., where he met and married Paula Lindfors, graduated from Stevens School of the Bible, and welcomed the birth of his first daughter. Bruce returned with his family to Burlington where he went on to welcome three more daughters. He worked alongside his brothers in the flooring business, until his diagnosis of Alzheimer's came in 2010. Bruce was a hard worker, storyteller, loving husband, and the best dad his girls could ever ask for. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf, cheering on the Red Sox and the Giants, spending time with his grandkids, going to church, and playing his guitar. He always tried to make people laugh, and be the first to tell the latest gossip. He was a dedicated runner, completing the Vermont City Marathon eight times, along with numerous charity races in New England... and he has the medals to prove it. Bruce is survived by his mother, Arlene (Laflam) Cunningham; siblings, Gary Cunningham, twin brother, Bradley Cunningham, Cindy (Bernard) Carty, Brian Cunningham, Stephen (Mary) Cunningham, and Vicki (Dana) MacArthur; his devoted daughters, Mindy (Kasey) Kilburn, Lindsay Cunningham (and partner, Christopher Park), Brittany Cunningham (and partner, Adam Wolford), and Kelsey Cunningham; and his beloved grandchildren, Cooper, Reese, Dexter, Silas, and Stihl. He is also survived by his ex-wife and friend, Paula; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his father, Eldred Cunningham; and sisters-in-law, Vicky (Lavigne) Cunningham and Michelle (Bara) Cunningham. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at The Sterling House in Richmond for treating him like family. We would also like to thank the skilled and highly compassionate team of people at Birchwood and the VNA Hospice who supported Bruce and his family until the very end. Visiting hours will be at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Funeral services will take place at Community Bible Church on Williston Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, with interment to follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Bruce's honor under the team name: "Bruce's Brigade" to the Alzheimer's Association VT Div., 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.

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BRUCE ALLEN CUNNINGHAM - BURLINGTON - Bruce Allen Cunningham, 63, was called home by his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his daughters, on July 19, 2015. Bruce was born March 19, 1952, four minutes behind his twin brother, Bradley, in Burlington. He grew up in the New North End where his antics gained him notoriety and many lifelong friends. After graduating from Burlington High School in 1970, Bruce went on to work in the family construction business. It was in 1975 that Bruce began his 40 year devotion to the Lord. This journey took him to Lenox, Mass., where he met and married Paula Lindfors, graduated from Stevens School of the Bible, and welcomed the birth of his first daughter. Bruce returned with his family to Burlington where he went on to welcome three more daughters. He worked alongside his brothers in the flooring business, until his diagnosis of Alzheimer's came in 2010. Bruce was a hard worker, storyteller, loving husband, and the best dad his girls could ever ask for. In his free time, he enjoyed playing golf, cheering on the Red Sox and the Giants, spending time with his grandkids, going to church, and playing his guitar. He always tried to make people laugh, and be the first to tell the latest gossip. He was a dedicated runner, completing the Vermont City Marathon eight times, along with numerous charity races in New England... and he has the medals to prove it. Bruce is survived by his mother, Arlene (Laflam) Cunningham; siblings, Gary Cunningham, twin brother, Bradley Cunningham, Cindy (Bernard) Carty, Brian Cunningham, Stephen (Mary) Cunningham, and Vicki (Dana) MacArthur; his devoted daughters, Mindy (Kasey) Kilburn, Lindsay Cunningham (and partner, Christopher Park), Brittany Cunningham (and partner, Adam Wolford), and Kelsey Cunningham; and his beloved grandchildren, Cooper, Reese, Dexter, Silas, and Stihl. He is also survived by his ex-wife and friend, Paula; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. He was predeceased by his father, Eldred Cunningham; and sisters-in-law, Vicky (Lavigne) Cunningham and Michelle (Bara) Cunningham. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at The Sterling House in Richmond for treating him like family. We would also like to thank the skilled and highly compassionate team of people at Birchwood and the VNA Hospice who supported Bruce and his family until the very end. Visiting hours will be at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Funeral services will take place at Community Bible Church on Williston Road at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, with interment to follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made in Bruce's honor under the team name: "Bruce's Brigade" to the Alzheimer's Association VT Div., 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.

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