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Mr.  Russell B. Klucken
  • to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
    41 Burlington Mall Road
    Burlington , MA 01805

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“I lived next door to Bruce and Elaine for 28 years. I have so many fond memories. Bruce was a loving caring man, if I had any questions on anything...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: cindy walker - Sun City Center, FL

“How many wonderful years we had at the lake and at Pollard Brook! I especially remember Bruce driving up the Mount Washington road - he was fearless...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Jane Smith - Arlington, TX

“Dear Aunt Elaine, Sue & Frank,We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Uncle Bruce as a fun, loving, tender, soft-spoken man. He...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Christine Wing-Wengert - ME

“Dearest Aunt Elaine and family, Our hearts and prayers are with you. I'll miss him dearly.Love you, Ann and Al ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ann Edmunds - Portsmouth, NH


Russell Bruce Klucken of Stoneham passed away peacefully December 27th 2016 at Lahey Clinic at the age of 86, while holding hands with his loving wife Elaine Brackett. They were married for over 64 years.

He was the loving father of Russell A. (predeceased), Frank and wife Joyce Henerberry of Brattleboro, VT, and his daughter Sue and husband Henry Poirier of Upton Mass. He was the loving Papa to grandchildren Sarah Jayne Klucken and Russell Poirier. He also was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bruce touched the lives of many and will live on in their hearts and memories. He will be missed by all those who knew him.

Bruce worked at RCA/GE for over 35 years as a Methods Engineer and was responsible for learning and then teaching processes of assembly and manufacturing that assisted in the space program. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, wood working, and fixing just about anything that was broken.

Bruce loved vacationing and boating with family and friends at Lake Winnipesaukee. In his younger years, he was an accomplished water skier. He and Elaine took many trips down the East Coast and ventured out to California.

Bruce was very loving and caring and known as being selfless, ingenious, and strong willed and very intelligent.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family on Thursday, December 29th from 3-7pm and again on Friday December 30th from 10am to 11am followed by a Funeral Service Celebrating Russell's Eternal Life in the Chapel of the Doherty – Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING at 11am. Parking attendants and ramped entrance are available.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, where he was given the best of care of in his last hours with us, or the charity of your choice.

For more information, www.facebook.com/BarileFamilyFuneralHome