Bruce Aldrich, Sr., surrounded by family, died suddenly on June 30, 2021 due to medical complications at Garnet Health Center in Middletown, New York.
The son of Basil and Gloria Aldrich, Bruce was born on November 13, 1950, in Brattleboro, Vermont.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda, who died in 2003 and second wife, Maureen, who died in 2009.
Bruce is survived by his fiancé, Linda Boyd; his son, Bruce Aldrich, Jr. and fiancé, Laura Perino; his daughter, Michelle Hallett and husband, John Hallett; his grandchildren, Jessica and Jonathan Hallet, Brianna Aldrich, and Jordan Hoffman; his siblings, Basil, Bernie, and Brenda Aldrich; and several nieces and nephews.
His greatest joy in life was his family. He was a successful trainer and former driver with a current stable full of racehorses at Monticello Raceway. His proudest moments in horse racing were working with Jazz Cosmos for Mickey McNichol and Sundance Skipper for Carl Allen. His favorite horses were Samsawinner and Witch and Famous.
Many remember Bruce for his sense of humor and positive attitude. He was a true hero throughout his life and faced every battle with a smile. The owlrd will not shine as bright without his smile and it will be quieter without his laughter. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A remembrance will be held Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 6-9 pm at Colonial Ramsay Funeral Home, 55 St. John Street, Monticello, NY. Social distancing guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Health will be in place; masks must be worn at all times.
Arrangements are under the care of Colonial Ramsay Funeral Home, 55 St. John Street, Monticello. For additional information, contact the funeral home at 845-794-2700, or visit the website at www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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