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Bruce William Miller
July 10, 1959 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Bruce William Miller, a Greenwich resident for more than 30 years, died at Greenwich Hospital of complications from melanoma on Friday, Jan. 5. He was 64.
Before the pandemic, Bruce was known for his activities with local and online organizations associated with Mensa, Toastmasters, Cub Scouts, astronomy and poetry. In fact, Bruce met his wife Lisa Figlioli at the Bruce Museum where they were volunteers. They held their wedding at the museum in 1997.
Bruce was last employed as a manager with IBM, and also held technical roles at Nash Engineering, Omega Engineering and Gartner. His work as a special librarian at GTE, however, was the job that best matched his endless curiosity, and he was disappointed to leave that position after the company merged with Bell Atlantic to become Verizon.
Born in New York City to the late William Dirks Miller, a commercial artist, and Beatrice (Carlson) Miller, a registered nurse, on July 10, 1959, he grew up in a home filled with love and creativity.
Bruce attended P.S. 173 in Washington Heights until the family moved to Fairfield, Conn. He was a 1977 graduate of Andrew Warde High School and a 1981 graduate of Williams College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics.
In addition to his wife, Bruce leaves his son Michael J. Miller of Cos Cob, as well as sister Nancy Bea Miller and brother-in-law Paul Downs of Penn Valley, Pa., and brother James and sister-in- law Lisbeth Miller of Stamford. Survivors also include Michelle (Carlson) Rutman of Long Island and nephews Peter, Henry and Hugh Downs, and Nolan, Garrett, Hayden and Jordan Miller.
Others who will especially miss Bruce are his sister-in-law Laura and her husband Ron Crevier of Southington and their family; brother-in-law Tom and his wife Kathy Figlioli of Haddonfield, N.J. and their children, as well as his beloved Carlson cousins and his many, many good friends.
A private graveside service for Bruce will take place next week at Fairfield’s Lawncroft Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held in July. Donations in Bruce’s honor can be made to Abilis, 50 Glenville St., Greenwich, CT 06831.