Robert Bruce "Bugga" Ludwig Sr.

December 25, 1946 - May 13, 2017

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Robert B. Ludwig, Sr., known by most as Bruce, of East Bridgewater, lost his lengthy battle with cancer and died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on May 13, 2017 at the age of 70.

He leaves behind his true love, “The 5-7”, AKA El Lobo II, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. His dream come true and labor of love for the last 5 years.

He worked at Sears in Brockton for 44 years, where he earned the nick name “Bugga” and made a lasting friendship with his best friend of 47 years, Joe Messaline.

A resident of East Bridgewater for most of his life, Bruce enjoyed playing horse shoes, working on and driving his car and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from which he was honorably discharged.

He is survived by his daughter, Kristin Figlioli and her husband Scott of Providence, RI, his son Robert B. Ludwig, Jr., and his wife Lindsay of Bridgewater. His granddaughter Amber Ludwig and grandsons, Jack and Graham Ludwig.  He also leaves behind his elder brother, Kenneth Ludwig, Jr., and his wife Marie of Fall River and his younger brother, Roy Ludwig and his wife Geri of Culpeper, VA. AS well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Kenneth Ludwig, Sr. and Bernice (Bailey) Ludwig of Chesapeake, VA, formerly of East Bridgewater.

Funeral Information

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00AM in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 441 South Main St.,(Rt.28) WEST BRIDGEWATER. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial visitation will be prior to the service from 9:00 to 11:00AM. 

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379

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