Bruce provides top quality lettering services for new monuments or on existing monuments already placed in cemeteries. Any lettering type and style can be matched. If you have a style you prefer or a style already on a monument, it can be duplicated exactly.
I have been helping cities and towns, historical societies, veterans associations and many other restoration committees restore the beauty of Bronze Statues, Granite Memorials, and Commemorative Plaques for over 20 years. Using the finest craftsmanship available, your restoration project can be safely returned to its original luster. I will personally inspect and advise treatment for each project and explain why your Bronze Memorial has deteriorated to green and black colors and advise how to maintain your project after restoration or repairs.
A granite or marble monument which has discolored or been covered with lichen or moss, can be brought back to looking brand new in most cases, with my method of environmentally safe mixtures of cleaning solutions, along with pressure washing, which is less invasive than sandblast cleaning. I take great pains to protect flowers, shrubs, or sculpture and delicate carvings on your memorial.
Oftentimes families have rough stone, such as fieldstone (or mailbox posts, etc.) that they wish to have engraved. Usually the price must be quoted after inspection of said stone to determine exactly what needs to be done to prepare the surface for proper engraving, depth of carving preferred and shadow, if any, needed to ensure visual satisfaction of the work.
This work requires visual inspection first, and depending on severity, it is labor intensive. Several steps are usually needed to hopefully, completely remove unpleasant, painted graffiti. I have had great success using my method of environmentally safe mixtures of cleaning solutions along with pressure washing which is less invasive than sandblast cleaning.
North Reading, MA
For the past 40 years, Bruce has worked in cemeteries on the North Shore of Boston. Both as the owner of a retail monument company for 25 years, and as an expert independent monument engraver, he has carved every conceivable type of cemetery lettering, matching lettering types existing on monuments previously set on family lots.
Born and raised in Peabody, MA, Bruce was educated at the Stone Trades School of Barre, VT after graduating from St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, in 1972. He did his apprenticeship in 1977 with the guidance of his father-in-law, Gabriel P. Rossi Sr. at Rossi Brother’s Monument Company in Lynn, under the watchful eyes of patriarch, Peter Rossi. Peter was known as one of the premier hand-tooled stone artists on the North Shore in his days and gave valuable personal knowledge to Bruce in those early years.
Subsequently, Bruce began subcontracting to several major memorial companies on the North Shore before purchasing Mount Pleasant Memorials in Gloucester, MA with his wife, M. Theresa (Rossi) Lane, in 1986 after the birth of their daughter, Joni. From 1986 to 2010, while raising his family, which now included his son Jonathan, he broadened his customer base, becoming a bronze restoration and granite cleaning specialist, and was sought out for his quality work; traveling as far west as Wisconsin and as far south as Virginia. During his time as owner of Mount Pleasant Memorials, Bruce proudly contracted to provide large veterans or commemorative bronze and granite memorials in the Massachusetts communities of Peabody, Beverly, Gloucester, Rockport, Rowley, Danvers, and Manchester-by-the-Sea with 100% satisfaction and referrals. His professional competence continued to be recognized by consistently being chosen for elaborate architectural projects, through the legal bid process.Read more >