MONTGOMERY – Curtis C. Bush, Sr., 83, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2022, at Baystate Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1939, in Middlefield MA to Curtis H. Bush and Marion (Bliven) Bush and graduated from Chester High School in 1957. In 1968 he and his brother started Bush Bros Inc. an excavating business which continued for 41 yrs.
Upon retirement, he still chose to do odd jobs, while still enjoying his hobbies, the most favorite being helping his kids and friends with their projects. He was always there to give a helping hand.
He enjoyed “Digging”, hunting alone, fishing Littleville and Lake Ontario, snowmobiling and bluegrass festivals in VT, his 2 1955 Chevys, gardening at home, listening to the beagles run a bunny, and feeding his pet cottontail carrots from his garden. He never wanted to miss out on a “trip to camp” and had fun with maple sugaring. Curtis never sat down much and lived each day to the fullest. When he did sit down, the topics were old hunting stories of chasing deer with his brother and father, or planning for the next project.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Jean (Elder) Bush, a son Curtis Jr. and his wife Melissa of Montgomery, and a daughter, Brenda Carrington and her husband Guy, of Guilford VT, 2 grandchildren, Tanner Bush of Mill Run PA and Autumn Hamblin of Montgomery, and his favorite beagles Peanut and Baxter.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Nancy Bush and Gale Fleming and his brother Raymond.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Center Cemetery, Russell Rd., Montgomery MA 01085.
In lieu of flowers or donations in Curtis’ memory, take a kid fishing and release their catch or take a walk in the woods to enjoy nature.