May 22, 1938 - July 4, 2021
Bruce Hunter Getchell, 84, a longtime Danvers resident, died Sunday, July 4, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after multiple long and brave battles against cancer. Bruce was born on May 22,1938 to Merle D. Getchell and Harriet Hunter. He had two brothers Paul and Merle D. Getchell who pre-deceased him. Bruce leaves behind his loving wife, Carol Getchell with whom he was married to for 64 years. Bruce was also the proud and loving father to Pamela D. Getchell Spiros of Danvers and Bruce H. Getchell Jr. of Danvers and his wife, Maggie Getchell. He also leaves behind his grandchildren - Carrie Spiros Burnett and her husband Andrew Burnett of Danvers, Colleen Ness and her husband Andrew Ness of Middleton, Carol Spiros of Orlando, Florida, Peter Spiros and his wife, Juliana Spiros of Danvers, Samantha Hale of Boston, and Kelly Griffin and her husband, Connor Griffin of Danvers. He is survived by his six, loving great grandchildren, Grace & Caroline Burnett, Alexandra & Maxwell Ness, and Layla & Hannah Griffin. Bruce was a graduate of Holten High School in Danvers, MA. He then attended trade school in Beverly, MA. Bruce proudly served in the United States Air Force from November of 1957 until June of 1962. Bruce worked for decades as a supervisor for Texaco company in Boston. He also served the Town of Danvers as a Town Meeting member. Bruce was truly the definition of a great man who loved his family, friends, community, and country. His love and support was constant and unwavering. Often referred to as the “rock” of his family, he could fix just about anything. He will be deeply missed. Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 4-6PM in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Relatives and friends are invited. All other services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s memory may be made to the Mass General Cancer Center, 102-104 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023, online at www.diabetes.org. To share an expression of sympathy with Bruce’s family, please visit www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Bruce Hunter Getchell, 84, a longtime Danvers resident, died Sunday, July 4, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after multiple long and brave battles against cancer. Bruce was born on May 22,1938 to Merle D. Getchell and Harriet Hunter. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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