Bruce M. Avery

bruce avery

May 30, 1953 ~ January 14, 2023

Born in: Cambridge, MA
Resided in: Ridge, NY

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Bruce Avery Scholarship Fund, contact or call 516-463-7580


Visitation: January 21, 2023 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Service: January 21, 2023 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

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  1. candleRest in peace Bruce. I will miss you very much. I hope wherever you are ,you are singing and playing your guitar and are full of joy.

  2. candleRest In Peace, Bruce. You’ll always be part of my wonderful memories at WRHU.

    Praying for your family at this difficult time… 😔

  3. 1995 was a defining year in my life. I can say without a shadow of a doubt, had it not been for Bruce walking in to my communications class to let us know Hofstra had a radio station, I would not be where I am today. Almost 30 years later I still love my job and love radio! Bruce’s legacy runs too far and too deep to even begin to calculate the impact he had on so many people. Rest In Peace. With love, Adam Zuckerberg

  4. Thinking of Bruce’s vibrant soul free and expansive, sending love and condolences to the immediate and extended family he leaves behind.

  5. What a wonderful man… Bruce’s presence at WRHU was so paternal in nature. I’m the daughter of community volunteer, Giovanna Auriemma & would frequently spend Saturday mornings at WRHU from infancy through college. I was always so excited to see Bruce on a random weekend or any WRHU event we went to. His gentle, kind, supportive personality shines through all the students who had the privilege of knowing him and learning from him. Bruce instilled a love of music in all its forms in WRHU. May his memory live on with pride. My deepest & sincerest condolences to all who love him.

  6. No matter what the content of our conversation Bruce always greeted me as a friend, with a smile. I have appreciated his leadership at WRHU so very much. My condolences to the entire Avery family.

  7. My heart is sad today hearing of the passing of Bruce Avery, a man who always had his door open to me for a quick chat or providing me with the opportunity to discuss my show and get nothing but support and affirmation from. I will miss him dearly and am so glad that I went to his retirement party at Hofstra University where I met his lovely wife and daughter. Blessing and prayers for his eternal soul in Heaven and to his beloved family. Love, Vincent

  8. Dear Veronica,

    I’m send my deepest condolences. So very sorry to hear about Bruce. Although I didn’t know Bruce,, Simone and Rich thought a great deal of him.
    I Hope to see when you’re next in Savannah.
    With a hug.

  9. You touched so many lives and you leave a legacy that will last a lifetime. Bruce, yours was a life well lived. Condolences to the Avery family and everyone at WRHU

  10. May you be cradled in God’s arms as you look down from heaven at those who celebrate the powerful gift you’ve been to humanity. And may those you left behind continue to share your legacy of compassion, generosity and kindness.

  11. Feeling fortunate to have been in Bruce’s light. Going to miss his kind calming presence. Rest in peace.

  12. candleBruce, I envisioned us spending many years together. Vacationing with Veronica & Simone, talking sports, sipping wine, and just getting old together. I’m so sad this isn’t going to happen, and will miss you always. Love you Bruce 😞

  13. My heart is so filled with tears. Knowing we won’t get to spend more time together is heartbreaking.
    With love to your lovely soul & the music it brought forth ~ Simone~

  14. Sending deep condolences to Veronica and family. Danny and I are touched to have known Bruce, a kind man of so many meaningful contributions and achievements. To be with Bruce and Veronica was to be in the presence of love. May Bruce Rest In Peace and Veronica continue to feel love all around her.

  15. candleIn times of darkness, love sees…

    In times of silence, love hears…

    In times of doubt, love hopes…

    In times of sorrow, love heals…

    And in all times, love remembers.

    May time soften the pain

    Until all that remains

    Is the warmth of the memories

    And the love.

    • candleVeronica may Bruce rest in peace he will be missed I am so happy I had gotten to meet his happy smile and soft spoken voice my prayers are with you I love you Denise

  16. You are dearly missed in this dimension…way too soon man. Way too soon.

    Still, I’ll see you in the next life…

    Much love to
    Bruce Avery.

    Your legacy and spirit will live on in the memories of those whose lives you touched..

  17. Words fall short to describe all the joy, laughter, and sometimes tears that life gifted us to be able to share together ……I will see you in my thoughts, I will hold you in my heart always , and I know I will hear you whenever the angels gather around to hear you sing & play your guitar ♥️

  18. The words “kindness“ and “gentleness” are what I use to describe my experience with Bruce. Those qualities made him an excellent leadership head coach especially in LT138. It is great to meet such a fine spirit.

  19. You are an angel for many and I am grateful for you being not only my mentor but my friend. RIP Bruce.

  20. candleBruce you will be missed! Having met you and worked with you on the anti-bullying conferences we hosted at Hofstra gave me the opportunity to meet an amazing human being full of life caring compassion . You taught me so much , and we shared so much ,
    Although I did not join Momentum , not that you didnt try, your personality and love affected me greatly . I will continue my work to combat bullying for both of us in the future. Rest in Peace my friend.

  21. Bruce touched so many lives including my own. To be in the presence of Bruce was to be in the presence of pure LOVE…and LOVE is eternal. May Bruce’s memory be eternal.

  22. candleMy sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you…may Bruce’s memory be a forever blessing for all of us that his life, smile and heart left such an impact 💜🙏🙏🙏🙏💜

  23. candleSimply LOVE. Bruce always made it look so easy. May we all be brave enough to give as freely and love as fully as Bruce. I am eternally grateful to have known him and to have laughed with him. I will never forget who he was and how he lived his life. I will remember the way his love could light a dark room.
    And so greatful that the universe took care of such a loving man by blessing him with such a strong and loving partner in return so that he too would know love greatly.

  24. Thank you Bruce for the light and love you brought to everyone you met. Im so grateful for the memories we had together. I will always remember your smile, authenticity and commitment to lead with love. May you rest in peace. Sending love and prayers to your family.

  25. candleWords can’t describe the love and kindness Bruce has generously gifted others who were blessed to know him. His impact and legacy will live on through those he touched and lifted in positivity with his tender loving care. May you rest in peace dear Bruce.

  26. I will always cherish our memories the good ole days .When we would drive around town in your grandfathers 1957 Chevy. Beach parties down the shoteline.. Most of all buddy thanks for being my best man at my wedding..We will always love you.. CHUCK & POLLY .

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