Timothy C. Bridges

Bridges, TimothySOUTHWICK – Timothy C. Bridges, 45, a resident of this town for 23 years, passed away suddenly on July 8, 2014 at Noble Hospital, Westfield. Born in Ware, MA, Tim was a graduate of Pathfinder Regional High School and Springfield Technical Community College and was currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University. He was a regulatory and compliance leader with GE Healthcare, and had been a member of the Southwick Fire Dept. for over 20 years.
Tim was a mentor for Team Justice Racing, a member of the Southwick Fireman’s Association, former committee chair for Boy Scout Troop #114, and was an NESC Rider Rep.
He leaves his best friend and loving wife, Melissa Bridges; three sons, Matthew T., Michael and Nicholas, all of Southwick, MA; his devoted mother, Nancy Fleury of Westfield, MA; two brothers, Scott & Heather Bridges with Mikaela, Abby (Goddaughter), and Alex of Warren, MA, and Carl Bridges with Sadie, Aeron, and Shelby of West Brookfield, MA; his maternal grandmother, Sophie Fleury of Warren, MA; his close friends, Jim D’Onofrio, Kevin Bishop, Pat Sullivan and father, Charles Bridges of Tenn.
Tim “Golden Touch” Bridges had many hobbies and interests. Tim’s first and most dear to his heart was with Mis watching and helping their sons grow while enjoying all the special moments they had as a family. Tim could always be found outside in his garage tinkering with assorted projects whether it is dirt bikes, snowmobiles, trucks, or campers. His boys said that “he could fix anything… and if not he’d call Jim.” Tim was often heard saying that he could fix it “because he learned it from Grampy.” He was a family man who spent many hours supporting his sons in all their endeavors. He was a hockey fanatic who spent countless hours driving all over the country to support Nick and his hockey team. He and the family became involved in Motocross when Mike decided he wanted to race, and within a couple of years Matt was racing too. Tim was passionate about racing and became a mentor to all the kids with Team Justice and enjoyed the family atmosphere and constantly being surrounded by his friends and family. Tim’s nieces and nephews always found Tim to be a fascinating source of information and wit, especially Alex who idolized “Uncle Tim”. Tim enjoyed traveling with his family all over the country and Canada. Tim’s winter sport consisted of traveling to Maine and enjoying the trails with his friends and family. Tim’s love of life left all his family with many happy memories.
Calling hours for family and friends will be at the Southwick-Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA on Monday, July 14th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 15th, at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick, MA. Burial will follow in the New Cemetery.
Memorial contributions have been established at Westfield Savings Bank, P.O. Box 1111, Southwick, MA for the Bridges Educational Fund, or donations can be made to Team Justice Racing In Memory of Tim at 31 Gargon Terrace, Southwick, MA 01077.

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