Bruce MacGunnigle may be leaving Town Hall, but he will still be writing about the history and geneaology of East Greenwich, which has benefited from his expertise in a variety of forms for 30 years. And, after marching in countless parades with the Varnum Continentals over the years, MacGunnigle will lead the East Greenwich Veterans Day Parade Tuesday as Grand Marshal.
At the Town Council meeting Oct. 27, he was lauded for his long service to the town but both the council and by members of the Main Street Association and the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce.
“In all his efforts, Bruce MacGunnigle has worked to preserve the historical integrity of the town,” said Town Council President Michael Isaacs, reading from the commendation.
MacGunnigle served as the Main Street Coordinator from 2004-12, establishing what has become a town hallmark and popular draw – the Main Street Strolls. As the coordinator, MacGunnigle was the liaison between the town and Main Street merchants.
He worked part-time in the Town Clerk’s office starting in 2006 and it is that position from which he will retire later this month.
In addition, MacGunnigle spent 26 years with the Varnum Continentals, including 19 as president. And he served on the town’s Historic District Commission from 1982 to 2004.
Best of luck, Bruce, in your next chapter. See you around town!