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March 2, 2023

Bruce E. Fought

Bruce E. Fought of Hingham died March 2, 2023 he was 66 years old.  

Bruce was the son of the late William D. Fought and Jane (Mullens) Fought, he was born in Huntington West Virginia and raised in Hingham, MA. He graduated from Hingham High School Class of 1974. Bruce furthered his education earning a Bachelors Degree from Northeastern University and his MBA from Suffolk University. Bruce was fascinated with Chinese culture, he studied at Cornell University before moving to China where he taught for several months. He was a man of faith, he had a deep love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bruce donated his time and taught vacation Bible School.  Bruce was active at Hingham Drama Club, where he participated in Fiddler on The Roof. He was active in the Boys Scouts achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Bruce received an award for his 40 years as a Master Free Mason. He had a vast collection of model cars he cherished. He will be remembered for his fierce devotion to his favorite drink  “COKE”.  

Bruce leaves behind his sister Debra Fought of North Carolina. Bruce is survived by many friends including Michael Cain and his wife Cheryl, Carl Hoefel, Russell Sheerin and Paul Ricciardi. 

Remembered by his dear friends Russell Sheerin and Paul Ricciardi shared these words…

“Bruce Edward Fought, a man for all men. He always was a truly compassionate man with a huge heart and willingness to help others! I met Bruce when he was but 6 months old and I was 1 year old. We were connected at the hip like brothers for our entire lives. I remember when Bruce was young the family went to West Virginia every summer for a gathering called “the Rebel picnic”. A reunion of sorts, before the name Rebel took on a poor connotation, for the Fought clan who were from the south. There is even a building, I believe in Huntington West Virginia, which bears his family name on it – the Fought Building! He was very proud of his southern heritage. Bruce and I kept connected even with our travels over the years. When he was with Prime Computer in San Diego, back in the day, and I was in Laguna Beach we enjoyed the California experience. When I threw a 50th birthday party for my wife Cathy he drove to our home in Toledo, Ohio to help us celebrate Cathy’s milestone birthday.”

A long time member of Milton Masonic lodge Bruce held several leadership positions including Master of his lodge two times. Bruce went on to become a 32 degree Mason . He worked with the Boston Lafayette Lodge of perfection for the remainder of his life.

He could be seen on many occasions cooking his famous ribs and cooking up fried green tomatoes for his fellow brethren. Bruce worked with and contributed to charities that became a part of his life.   

Mr Fought was a great friend to many Masons in his Lodge and beyond.”

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family during the visitation on Saturday March 11, 2023 from 10- 12 noon in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (Off Central St.) Hingham. A Celebration of Life Service will begin on Saturday at 12 Noon. Burial in High Street Cemetery, Hingham. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bruce may be made to Boys Scouts  of America, Troop 1,  162 Leavitt St.,Hingham, MA 02043