Bruce E. Barnes

  • Born: May 8, 1961
  • Died: June 13, 2021
  • Location: Rochester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

861 Lafayette Rd.
Hampton, NH 03842

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bruce E. Barnes, 60, of Rochester, NH died on Sunday, June 13, 2021 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He passed at his home surrounded by family and friends.
Bruce was born on May 8, 1961, in Rochester, NH, the son of the late Ronald and Mary (Cook) Barnes. He was a lifelong resident of Rochester, NH.
He was employed at Jeager USA (Textile Tapes) where he was a machine operator for 26years.
Bruce was a loving and dedicated husband and father. He was always willing to help anyone and could fix anything.
He enjoyed many activities including playing softball, white water rafting and coaching little league baseball. You could always find him outside working on something, mostly his lawn and/or projects all around his home. Bruce was an avid New England sports fan and loved all animals and nature.
Bruce is predeceased by his son Kyle Barnes, his father Ronald Barnes, his mother Mary (Cook) Barnes all of Rochester.
He is survived by his wife Adele Barnes of Rochester, his stepdaughter Suzanne and her husband Jason Collins of Gonic, NH; his stepson Joseph and his wife Alex Nichols of Eliot, ME; his granddaughter Jayda Collins who was the apple of his eye and he was her Bobit. Two brothers, Ronald Barnes & his wife Jo-Ann of Lebanon, ME; and Robert Barnes of Gonic, NH. His sister Debra (Barnes) Grondin and her husband David of Gonic, NH. Several nieces and nephews, along with many friends. Bruce was a great man and he will be missed by all.
SERVICES: A graveside service will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery, in Rochester, NH on July 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Donations in Bruce's name may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in peace Bruce

Posted by Tony Nasuti - Rochester, NH - Acquaintance   July 05, 2021

I know Bruce for along time.I'm sorry for your loss

Posted by Louise Haley - Rochester, NH - Friend   June 27, 2021

So very saddened to hear of the loss of Bruce. I grew up with the Barnes family. We played many games of softball at Gonic school, swimming and just hanging out. He fought a long courageous battle. My heart goes out to his Wife, family and friends. He will never be forgotten but surely missed. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Ellen Stahl - Milton, NH - friend   June 24, 2021

Bruce, we all miss you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family

Posted by John Simmers - Rochester, NH - coworker   June 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Bruce was a good friend of mine in the 70's and we spent many Friday nights at the Humoresque in Rochester roller skating.
Bruce, You made the world a better place and you are going to be missed by so many people. I know how much you have missed Kyle and I am happy to know that the two of you are back together.

Posted by Betty Keegan - Newmarket, NH - Friend   June 21, 2021

So very sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. My condolences to the family. I grew up with the Barnes's in Gonic.

Posted by Roberta Enman Lanz - Vernon, CT - Friend   June 21, 2021

Adele and family. I'm so sorry yo hear of the loss of Bruce. My heart is with you all

Posted by June Gallup - Rollinsford, NH   June 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jeannine Stpierre - Lewiston, ME - Friend   June 19, 2021

So sorry for your loss Adele. I love you. Am here if you need anything.

Posted by Connie Eames - South Berwick, ME - Coworker   June 18, 2021

I'm so sorry to learn of your husbands passing. May you find comfort in your memories and take time for you during this difficult time ❤

Posted by Lynnley Whitehead - Hampton, NH - Coworker   June 18, 2021

My condolences

Posted by Diane Violette - Family Friend   June 18, 2021

Del, Desi and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

Posted by Linda Baldinelli - MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Family   June 18, 2021