ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY – Blossom K. Bruce, 96, lifelong resident of Alexandria Bay, died early Wednesday morning at Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown.
She was born April 18, 1917 on Wellesley Island, daughter of Frank and Ella Petersen Kerridge. She graduated from Alexandria Bay High School. Blossom worked for many years as a dietician for E.J. Noble Hospital in Alexandria Bay. She married C. Ira Bruce in Alexandria Bay on April 12, 1941 at St. Cyrils Church. Mr. Bruce died in 1988. She loved duck hunting and fishing on the St. Lawrence River and was an avid historian.
She is survived by two sons, Murray I and his wife Michele, Alexandria Bay, and George R. of Hammond. She is also survived by two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday at 11 am at the Costello Funeral Home with Fr. Douglas Comstock officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alexandria Bay Fire Department.