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Bruce N. Beattie

May 12, 2018

Bruce N. BeattieBruce N. Beattie, 70, of Clayton and formerly of Watertown passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Rochester General Hospital surrounded by his family.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown on Tuesday, May 15, from 3 - 7PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 16, at 10:30AM at St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton with Revs. Frances Pompei and J. Michael Gaffney co-officiating followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Bruce was born May 20, 1947 in Long Branch, NJ, son of Roswell P. and Musetta M. O'Neill Beattie, Jr. He was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy in 1965 and of Oswego State.

On May 23, 1970 he married Cynthia Sboro at St. Anthony's Church, Watertown, with Revs. John Pendergast and Robert McGrath co-officiating.

For 30 years he worked for the Dept. of NYS, Taxation and Finance in Syracuse and from 1989 to 1994 he was the business administrator for St. Patrick's Church, Watertown. In 1996 the couple moved to Clayton and he was the owner and operator of both Attilio's Scenic Inn and Attilio's Pizza.

Bruce was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. His greatest love was his family and his ministry to the Franciscan Mystery Players, which he directed for over 40 years. All of his children and three of his grandchildren have had the privilege of participating in his ministry with him. He enjoyed boating, skiing, woodworking, and carpentry.

Along with his wife, Cynthia Sboro Beattie, Bruce is survived by his four children and their spouses, Michele and Aaron Capone, Watertown, Sarah and Christopher Leone, Penfield, Peter and Molly Beattie, Clayton and Paul and Donna Beattie, Cape Coral, FL ; eight grandchildren, Johanna and Allyson Capone, Jacob and Samuel Leone, and Luca, Eva, Reese, and Ross Beattie; brother and his wife, Phillip and Janice Beattie, Clayton; two aunts; nephew, Matthew and Mary Pat Beattie and niece, Laura and Bob Kec, and numerous cousins.

Donations in his name may be made to the Franciscan Mystery Players, c/o Michele Capone, 145 Bowers Ave., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#43 Janet and Cary Brick 2018-06-09 21:53
Our condolences to the Beattie and Sboro families. It was a pleasure to work with Bruce on a variety of community projects and issues. We've lost a friend. Cary and Janet Brick.
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#42 Tom LeFaivre 2018-05-30 16:57
I was so sorry to learn of Bruce passing. I have many fond memories of my childhood friend. My sincere condolences to Cindy and her family.
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#41 Beth Calhoun 2018-05-23 13:39
I was fortunate to spend time with bruce both working at attilios and doing mystery players. Such a great man. My condolences to Cindy and family. He will be forever missed.
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#40 Joe & Marianne Hentz 2018-05-17 11:58
Cindy and family ,we loved Bruce and are grateful for the good times we shared on Hanley Road.We know he is sharing a drink with Fran and Claire. He kept us laughing and we treasure those special times. Our thoughts are with your family.
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#39 Karen Lauler 2018-05-16 21:59
Cindy and Family,
I am so saddened to hear of Bruce's passing, I will always have great memories of him, he always made me laugh, my heart is breaking for you all, had I known I would have been at his services, please if there is anything I can do please let me know. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
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#38 Mary Alice B Robinso 2018-05-16 19:50
Love and condolences to the wonderful Beattie family. Love, Mary Alice
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#37 Scott and Amy Reed 2018-05-16 13:40
So sorry to hear about Bruce's passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the entire Beattie family.
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#36 Rich Schneider 2018-05-16 11:24
Cindy and family,
So sorry Bruce left us so soon. ONE HELL OF A GUY.
Rich Schneider
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#35 FitzGerald Family 2018-05-16 10:55
To the Beattie family, we extend our deepest sympathy on your loss. Thank you, Bruce, for the many fond memories.
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#34 Kate Evans 2018-05-16 09:04
So so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce who was one of the funniest people I know. I was so lucky to have been able to call him my friend. I offer my prayers to the entire family and I send you warm thoughts of comfort and understanding.
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