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Bruce Clifton Magliola
April 26, 1942 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Huntington, MA - Bruce Clifton Magliola, 81, of Huntington, MA passed away peacefully at his home on January 31.
Bruce was born in Northampton at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on April 26, 1942. He was the only child of Dr. Clifton and Kathryn Magliola of Easthampton. After attending elementary and high school in Easthampton, he went to the University of Massachusetts and then Hampden College of Pharmacy, where he graduated cum laude in 1967. He did his pharmacy internship at Serio’s Pharmacy in Northampton, where he met his future wife, Eileen Mathers, in 1966. He joined the Mathers family of Florence when he married Eileen on April 4, 1970.
Bruce worked as the chief pharmacist at the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for 17 years, and he was a staff pharmacist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital until he retired in 2013. He and Eileen moved to Toccoa, Georgia, in 2014 to escape the New England winters, and they lived there for seven years. Bruce was diagnosed with dementia in 2020, and a year later he and Eileen moved back home to Massachusetts to be closer to Eileen’s family. Bruce and Eileen have since lived in Huntington with their four rescue cats.
In addition to Eileen, his devoted wife of nearly 54 years, Bruce leaves three brothers-in-law; Thomas, Timothy and Joseph Mathers, all of Florence; and three sisters-in-law; Patricia Mathers of Germany, Mary Mathers of Holyoke, and Margaret Mathers Patterson of Tennessee. He also leaves 13 nieces and nephews, and four much-loved pet cats. Bruce is predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Bill Mathers, of Easthampton.
Bruce’s family is grateful to the Cooley Dickinson Hospice program for their compassionate help allowing Bruce to pass peacefully in his own home, cradled in the loving arms of his wife and alongside his sister-in-law, Mary.