Born: Fri., Aug. 23, 1974
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 08, 2019

Interment following funeral service

Tue., Jul. 09, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Jul. 09, 2019

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jul. 09, 2019

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1974 - 2019


Bruce L. Garcia passed away on July 2, 2019 surrounded by his family at the age of 44. He fought until the Lord came to take him home. Bruce was born in Northampton, MA on August 23, 1974. He was the son of Raul Garcia and Emery (Cortez) Davila. For many years Bruce drove for the PVTA bus company and loved every minute of it. He was a loving and selfless son, husband, father and friend. To know Bruce was to know a gregarious, caring person who always had advice to give. He enjoyed the outdoors, but his passion was spending time with his family. His warm, amazing smile, laugh, and positive personality will never be forgotten. Bruce is survived by his wife Elizabeth C. (Millayes) Garcia, four children, Brandon, Xavier, Bruce Gabriel and Aleigha Lucy and his parents Raul Garcia and Emery (Cortez) Davila, two brothers Raul Garcia and Mohammad Garcia. He also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, his extended family and many dear friends to cherish his memory. Visiting Hours will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Christian Pentecostal Church, 96 Cabot St., Holyoke, MA. The funeral service will begin on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 10:00AM from the Christian Pentecostal Church and followed by the burial in Forestdale West Cemetery, Holyoke, MA.

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otilia gonzalez
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Sorry to the family Bruce was loved by many..I remember Bruce from our school days and he is outstanding personality will not be forgotten

Yomary Vazquez
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Sorry for your loss my condolences to the family of Bruce he was a great man the family will be in my prayers 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️

Raquel Velazquez Mendez
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
Lilo my love as I sit here with my girls your nieces. I think of what has just occurred. I am still in disbelief my love. I always thought you would be here forever and ever. But god gained an amazing warrior angel. I will forever miss you and love you. The place you took in my heart will never be replaced. But I know one thing that you have taught me to fight and not give up. I will forever honor you for this and many more things. Like your smiles, your jokes, and just everything you do.
I love you 💜

Larry Grawey # 1482
   Posted Fri July 05, 2019
I really don’t know what to say, it’s hard to believe my coworker Bruce is gone, loved having him as a coworker, he was always Funny and very smart and helped me out a lot in the beginning of my PVTA Career.. Sorry to see you go Bruce... you’ll be deeply missed by many especially myself.. Thanks for always making me smile and laugh... Family and Friends are in my thoughts and Prayers..
RIP Brother Bruce!!!! We will take it from here..

Lucy Szulc
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
I am so sorry to learn that Bruce is now in heaven, Bruce was an amazing and a very loving person.I grew up with Bruce and he was always such an amazing friend to me and just a beautiful human being. He will be missed very much!!! My thoughts and prayers are with Bruce's family! Sincerely, Lucy Szulc

   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Mis condolencias,Fortaleza y consuelo en estos momentos difíciles que están atravesando.

Jeannette Sepulveda
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
Mis condolencias a la familia Mery mi sentido pesame Bruce siempre fue una persona humilde y cariñoso que descanzes en paz mi amor 😢

John Henry LaBombard
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
I remember him as a PVTA bus driver he did the p20 a lot and every now and then I had him on the r10

nancy coltey
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019
may you rest in peace. DIOS TE BENDIGA.

Gustavo Medina
   Posted Sat July 06, 2019


With love and fond memories from The Medina Family

Tamarah norris
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
I still cant believe your gone you were an amazing friend who was always real and blunt and was never afraid to put me in my place when I needed it most I cherished our many years of friendship my heart goes out to your family especially everyday will not be the same with out your smile jokes you will be truly missed by many

Brandon S.
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
A Good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. Still can’t believe you are gone. Feels like I was just talking to you not long ago. You was my friend, my co worker. Your charismatic smile captured many. You always gave me good advice. PVTA will definitely not be the same without you. When I see the P20 bus pass I always thought of you. You are now resting in gods arms. My deepest condolences go out to the Garcia family. You are gone but never forgotten Rest In Peace my brother Bruce.

Ramon Castro
   Posted Sun July 07, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the Garcia family.
Bruce was a good friend from day one and a big part of our PVTA (Satco) family He was always happy and cheerful and that's the way we will remember him.
Rest in peace my good friend
Until we meet again
Your friend: Ramon Castro

Luis Baez
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019

I was thrown back when I was told of your passing. God has bigger and better plans for you and you have been called into His kingdom. You were always the mature one of our group growing up and thank you a million times for letting me be part of your family. God bless your immediate family and may peace and comfort be with them through these times of transition. I know I have another angel in my corner. Until we meet again, Bruce. Belto, Ally and the rest of the Baez family.

Leila Melendez
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
The start of our friendship began 8 years ago. You have always been there for me, giving advice and looking out for me. Everyone always asked if I was your daughter and that was the start of Baby Bear and Papa Bear. You started that, remember. We had a true friendship that we talked all the time even outside of work. May you be up in heaven watching me follow the last words we spoke. Miss you dearly and love you always!!

Arlene Nieves
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Bruce better known as Lilo, it was a pleasure growing up with you at church. Always being the big brother and giving us advice and at the same time making us laugh. You had a great sense of humor and an honest heart. May you rest in peace, we'll be praying for your loved ones during this hard time.

Samantha Robinson
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss. He will be missed by the PVTA family.

   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
iLove You Baby! Till We Meet Again 😘 #Hello Beautiful 💞 My Heart iS Out To The Whole Family 😭

Lisa Chandler
   Posted Sun September 22, 2019
OMG! I'm at a loss of words to hear of your passing Bruce! I had not been taking PVTA Transit much this summer due to my health issues. I became better 3 weeks ago & noticed I had not been seeing your face at Holyoke Mall. My heart truly aches right now! You were such a Sweet, Caring Man & I'm truly going to miss you Dearly. My Condolences to Your Entire Family! Sleep-in-Heavenly Peace Sweet Angel!!!

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