In Memory

Bruce B. Wearne

Bruce B. Wearne of Maple Hollow Rd, New Hartford CT, passed away peacefully at home alongside his loved ones on March 11, 2021 at the age of 71.

"The Bern" was proud of his teaching and coaching career in Farmington, CT. He had a true passion for playing and coaching football. It would be an understatement to say that Bruce; also referred to fondly as Bernie, Coach, Gramps, and Grandpa Bernie, was beloved by many. You could travel across the country and run into someone who would tell you that Coach had changed their life. He gave so much of himself to others. He loved with all of his heart, and he exemplified what he inspired people to be in life, "a difference maker." He is a true example of how one person can set off a ripple effect of kindness and inspiration. He will be missed by many, but his influence and loving heart will endure in all who knew him.

He was born in New Britain, CT to the late Geraldine and William Wearne. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Laura S. Wearne, his two daughters, Kimberly Levesque and Jodi Langer, his sons-in-law, Jason Levesque, Ricky Langer Jr., and Andrew Chen, and his 10 grandchildren, Jake, Greyson, Maddox, Ricky, Hendrik, Sunlyn, Weston, Amelia, Alex, and Ava, his sister, Patricia Barnes and brother, Barry Wearne. He is predeceased by his daughter Ah-Jing Chen.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., RT 4, Unionville on Tuesday, March 16th from 4:00-7:00 pm. Social distance guidelines will be followed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Free Pantry at St. John's Episcopal Church, PO Box 27 Pine Meadow CT 06061 and New Britain Youth Football & Cheer, PO Box 576, New Britain CT 06050. To send online condolences to the family, please visit


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Published in Hartford Courant on Mar. 14, 2021.