Bruce Edward McNeil, 70, of Naples, FL, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Formerly of Alden, NY, a Naples resident for the last 25 years. He was born June 28, 1949 in Buffalo, NY, the son of Donald Joseph and Rita (Arlotta) McNeil.
Bruce worked hard and was fortunate to retire early after a successful career in mortgage banking. He moved to Florida, boredom set in. He then reestablished a thriving real estate business, making countless friends along the way.
He was an avid supporter of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. He also enjoyed watching the grandchildren participate in sports. Photography was a passion. Bruce’s real love was being out on the boat with his best friend and love of his life, Karen.
Bruce is survived by his wife and loving companion of 15 years, Karen (née Haller) McNeil; his beloved sons, Mark (Jennie) McNeil of Medina, NY and Jason (Pam) McNeil of Tuscaloosa, AL; stepchildren, Philip (Nicole) Atkin of Costa Rica, William (Lauren) Atkin of Oak Park, MI, and Haley Atkin of Long Beach, CA; his brothers, Donald (Jill) McNeil Jr. of New Milford, CT, Randall (Eileen) McNeil of Naples, FL and David (Tracy) McNeil of Tuscaloosa, AL; and seven cherished grandchildren Courtney, Carrie, Caitlyn, Connor, Colleen, Anna Ryn, Mia and 7 nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to: Naples Botanical Garden in memory of Bruce McNeil 4820 Bayshore Dr. Naples, FL 34112.