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Obituary: William T. Bride Jr.

December 17, 2012
William “Bill” T. Bride Jr., 77, longtime resident of Andover, Mass., died peacefully at home in the early hours of Sept. 23, 2012.

Bride was born Aug. 2, 1935 in Lawrence, Mass. He received his bachelor’s of arts from Brown University and was an Air Force ROTC graduate. He served the country in the U.S. Air Force, enlisting in 1958. He was honorably discharged in 1961, after earning the rank of captain.

Bride was a mechanical contractor, serving as president of Bride, Grimes & Co. Inc., Lawrence, Mass., until his retirement. For approximately 10 years, he served as president of Atkinson Construction Co. and as a fire-protection contractor.

Bride served as the president of the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB), director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), past president of the New England Mechanical Contractors Association, president of the New England Environmental Balancing Bureau, chairman of the Scholarship Committee of the Contractor Industry Advancement Fund, chairman of the MCAA Industry Improvement Fund Committee, and trustee of the H&W Pension Fund, Local 283.

Bride is survived by his wife, Ann (Higgins) Bride; five children, Katharine B. Reed (Jay), Susie B. Luer (Mark), W. Thomas Bride (Kristin), Amy Bride, and Jennifer Bride; five grandchildren, Alexander Reed, Jack Bride, Carson Bride, Maximilian Luer, and Madeleine Luer; three brothers, John, James, and Peter Bride; and several nephews and nieces.

Memorial contributors are kindly asked to consider the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, 136 Water St., Lawrence, MA 01841. To share a condolence with the family, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.

Publication date: 12/17/2012

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