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“Uncle Richard,I still miss you terribly. Often times I find myself thinking about you and wonder if you are looking down and know that you still...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Jackie Apessos - Warren, MA

“BettyMarti and I are so sorry to hear this news.You and Richard have been in our prayers for the peace and consolation that only our Lord can give...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Ronald Piro - Litchfield, NH

“Dear Betty,Our hearts are heavy but our minds are full of beautiful memories. Dick will be sorely missed and we feel blessed that he was able to...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Carol Whooley - Medford, MA

“Betty, my prayers are with you - so sorry to hear of Dick's death. I know you had some wonderful years and I'm sure would have loved many more. The...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Muriel Holden - Athol, MA

“Richard Bruhmuller was a terrific friend and trusted advisor during the building, development and successfull sale of Marlin Broadcasting. His advise...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Woody Tanger - Boston, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We were very blessed to have known him and his belief in our mission. God Bless...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Larry Camerlin and Staff Angel Flight NE - MA

“Dear Betty,We are so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was wonderful man and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Jadon and I are...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Lindsay Neves (Whooley) - WARREN, RI

“My sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband. I have worked with Dick since 1985, he has been doing our Year End Tax Returns for years even before...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Ann Parsons - Bridgewater, MA

“BettyMy condolences to you and your family. Know that he will always be with you and watching over you. May Jesus grant you peace during this time. I...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Lois Hecht - Auburndale, MA

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

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11 of 39 | Posted by: Joyce King - West Harwich, MA

“Dick was the accountant for my father, his estate, his trust, etc. As executor, trustee I knew and worked with him beginning in early 90s until only...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Kenneth Freed - Boston, MA

“Betty, Our hearts and prayers are with you. Richard was an amazing neighbor and friend who always had a cheerful smile and story to share with us. We...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Dan and Teresa Iodice - Waltham, MA

“You have my deepest sympathy. May God give you peace and strength to keep you going during your time of sorrow. ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Romans 15:33

“I was shocked and very saddened to learn of Dick's passing. Over more than a decade Dick was our very helpful, very kind, very competent and...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Josephine Ricciardelli - Wayland, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty ”
16 of 39 | Posted by: Vin & Nicky Del Mastro - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May the God and father who binds up the broken-hearted comfort and strengthen all those who...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: GP

“Dick was a longtime friend and a trusted advisor. Betty, we're so sorry for your loss. He'll be sorely missed. ”
18 of 39 | Posted by: Jay and Bonnie Gordon - Natick, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to Betty and family on the loss of a very classy gentleman. I had the pleasure of playing for Dick in Boston Summer Twi matches...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Mark Mosman - Cambridge, MA

“Betty, I was so sorry to learn of your loss. May the thoughts and prayers of friends and loved ones help you at this time. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Peggy sarkisian - WALTHAM, MA

“Dear BettyWe are so sorry to learn of Dicky's passing. Our family has lost a special member. Wishing you peace during this difficult time. May the...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Laura and Jeff Lukas - MA

“Betty, We want to express our sincerest sympathy of your loss. Our heartfelt prayers go out to you! ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Bruce and Sally McIntyre - MA

“Dear Betty, I was so saddened to hear of Richard's passing. You guys were certainly quite a pair together. I will keep you in my thoughts and...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Tom LeFort - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Deepest sympathy from our family to your family during this your time of sorrow. Broom was a good friend & golfing buddy for the 35 years we were at...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Hon. Allen & Sandy Jarasitis - MA

“Sorry to hear of Rich passingHe was a wonderful man and a lot of fun to play golf with May his soul Rest In Peace God blessMike wortis ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: Mike Wortis - Jupiter, FL

“Daar Betty,My sincerest condolences to you Betty. I just learned of Dick's illness last week and was greatly saddened to hear of his passing. As...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Marie Ciriello-Rizzo - Conway, NH

“Myself and Meaghan, as well as my parents, Roger and Elfriede, are very saddened by this news. Richard was an amazing person, a very kind and...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Justin & Meaghan Richardson - MA

“So sorry, Betty, to hear of the loss of your husband, Richard. Praying for you and your family as you walk this very difficult walk. My thoughts...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara Ratliff - Palmyra, PA

“Loving thoughts being sent to you Betty. We are so sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Joe and Laurie Gianotti - Belmont, MA

“I knew Betty! So, if Richard was anything like her I'm sure it's a match made in heaven where Richard will surely end up! So sorry Betty! You've...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Gerald Plante

“RIP Richard Remembered as a wonderful classmate RHS1964 ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Stanley Wells

“Dear Betty, Heaven acquired a very special angel. Richard was loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Please let us know, if there is...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Pat and Kenny Davis - Watertown, MA

“Betty sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers !!! May her rest in peace. Bill and Clara Beal ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Betty, Dick was such a good soul - kind, loyal, intelligent, perceptive, and funny. We are all so sorry that he was taken from us too soon. May he...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Dave Harris - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“To Betty, my high school classmate and reunion committee member ~I never met Rich and for that I am aware it was my loss. I wish you peace and I wish...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Corrine (Brown) Emge - MA

“Betty, we are so sorry, we send our sincere sympathy. Richard was truly a gentleman; a bright, kind, honorable person. Today our hearts are heavy. ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Judy and Alan Tobin - FL - Friend

“I enjoyed Richard's wit, humor, professional help and personal support for almost 30 years. I was very fortunate to have him as a friend. ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: Elizabeth Eldridge - Boston, MA

“Betty I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband Richard. May he Rest In Peace. Thinking of you at this sad time. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Mariedeldon Deldon - Lancaster, MA

“So sorry Betty for your loss please take this time to heal may your husband RIP ❤❤❤❤❤ ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham


Waltham – Mr. Richard D. Bruhmuller, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge after a short illness.

Richard was born November 20, 1946 in Melrose a son of the late Joseph and Delphine (Patenaude) Bruhmuller. Raised and educated in Revere he graduated from Revere High School with the class of 1964 and then earned his Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University. He married Waltham native Elizabeth A. DeWolfe on June 26, 1971 in the Espousal Retreat Center Chapel and Waltham became his home.

His professional career as a certified public accountant began with Clarence Rainess and later as partner with Tobin & Waldstein for over twenty years. In 1995 he merged with Walter & Shuffain P.C. in Westwood. Dick enjoyed a successful career of over forty-seven tax seasons where clients became lifelong friends and his professional advice was held in high regard.

An enthusiastic golfer he enjoyed membership at Oakley Country Club in Watertown where he served as its secretary and treasurer. He was immensely proud of being an Oakley Captain in the Boston Summer Twilight League-the oldest golf league in the US. Betty and he enjoyed travelling and looked forward to annual trips to their timeshare at Disney in Florida. Other favored destinations included Las Vegas and Arizona and an occasional trip to Mohegan Sun. He believed in giving back to his community and his college. Richard was a past member of the Corporation of Northeastern University and an accounting scholarship was established in his name.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Bruhmuller.

Richard leaves his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth A. 'Betty' Bruhmuller; his brothers-in-law, James DeWolfe and his wife, Dorothy of Hopkinton, David DeWolfe and his wife, Christine of Cottonwood, Arizona and his sister-in-law, Evelyn Harding of West Brookfield; many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor and remember Richard's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, February 27th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Corpus Christi - Saint Bernard's Church, 1253 Washington Street, West Newton where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham,

Memorial donations may be made to Angel Flight NE, 429 Sutton Street, North Andover, MA 01845 or Corpus Christi – Saint Bernard Parish, Sanctuary Fund, 1523 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465.

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