ORLAND – Bruce Hersey, 53, passed away unexpectedly March 1, 2014, surrounded by his wife and several of his best friends. He was born March 14, 1960, in Bangor.
He traveled the world with the U.S. Air Force settling in California for many years. Bruce moved home to Maine 15 years ago to be with his family, and has managed Autocraft in Glenburn most of that time and has made many friends along the way with his outgoing and compassionate personality. He met the love of his life, Heather (Powers-Harriman) and they were married at their home in Orland in July of 2011. Bruce loved to hang out with his many friends, play pool, ride his Harley, and camp with his friends. Bruce will be missed by all who knew him for his love, kindness, generosity, and his big heart. He was always there for anyone who needed him.
He is survived by his wife, Heather; daughters, Cassie and Vanessa, mother of beloved grandson, Kaeden, whom he cherished with all his heart. Bruce also leaves his sister, Barbara Guerrette and husband, Kevin Baker; sisters, Brenda Hall and Beth Hersey; brothers, Brian Hall and wife, Tammi; brother, Brett Coleman; several nieces and nephews; uncles, John and Jack; his best friends, Michael McKinney, David Adams and Edward Rankin; and his devoted dog, Doodle. He was predeceased by his mother, Joletta; and his beloved nephew, Tristan.
Memorial services will be held noon Saturday, March 8, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. All are welcome to join us afterwards at a reception at Bruce and Heather’s home in Orland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish or The Ronald McDonald House in honor of Tristan Hersey.www.mitchelltweedie-young.com.