Ernest V. Bridges Jr., 91, USMC Retired, of Westborough

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Westborough – CWO-4 Ernest “Chuck” V. Bridges Jr., USMC Retired

Dear God, I come before you, June 3, 2019, a weary Marine whose physical body wore out at age 91.

Son, your spirit never diminished. You served to help better mankind while stationed in China 1945 thru 2 tours in Vietnam, retiring after 30 years of service in 1975. You have upheld the creed of the USMC. Your beloved wife, Marjorie Smith-Bridges, your sons Steve and Les, and so many loved ones and friends await you here with open arms.

Thank you, Sir, but I leave behind my precious daughter, Vicci Bridges.

Son, don’t worry, she is my daughter as well. I will care for and nurture her as I will Faye Bridges Stauffer, Donna Smith Kluefer, Cal White, Tisha Bridges Downer, your nieces, nephews, grandsons, great-grandsons and great-granddaughters and your friends.

The Gates of Heaven are open to you.  Enter with eyes forward, regretting no past mistakes, for here we know “In many a strife you’ve fought for life and never lost your nerve.” At ease, Marine. You’ve done well. Rest. Welcome home. Ooh-rah.

A military service will be held July 15, at 1 p.m., at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough. All veterans are welcome to attend.

Keep me in your heart for awhile. Semper Fi.