Bruce J. Cairney
1948-June 3, 2017
Bruce J. Cairney passed away Saturday afternoon June 3, 2017 in
the Tufts Medical Center in Boston after a long illness, he was
68. Bruce was born in Everett on November 5, 1948 one of three
children of the late John & Myrtle (Dunn) Cairney Jr.
Bruce was raised and educated in Malden. He was a graduate of
Malden High School Class of 1967. In June of 1968 Bruce joined
the US Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. Bruce
received the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service
Medal W/2 Bronze Service Stars: Vietnam Campaign Medal W/60
was later discharged at Ft. Carson, Colorado in June of 1971,
after attaining the rank of Specialist 2nd Class.
Bruce & Beverly AKA B & B were married in Pueblo, CO in 1971 and
would spend the next 46 years together as an inseparable couple,
they did everything together. Bruce took employment with the
Wonder Bread Company and later with the UTT Distribution Company
delivering Wise Potato Chips for many years. He later worked
with the Malden DPW with the Parks and Recreation Department,
until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Irish
American Club in Malden. As a couple, Bruce & Beverly enjoyed
snow skiing & whitewater rafting. They especially loved their
cruises, sometimes taking multiple trips in one year.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife Beverly M. (James) Cairney
of forty six years. Loving brother-in-law of Walter Brooks of
Wilmington. He was the uncle of several nieces & nephews & grand
nieces and nephews.
Bruce was predeceased by his sister’s, Nancy Brooks and Mary
Relatives and friends are welcome to a Memorial Gathering that
will be held in the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144
Salem St., Malden, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 4-8PM. Bruce’s
cremains will be placed in the Woodlawn Columbarium at a later
In lieu of flowers contributions in Bruce’s memory may be made
to the New England Home for the Deaf, 154-160 Water St.,
Danvers, MA 01923.