Bruce M. Brown, 62

Bruce Malcolm Brown

RAYMOND — Bruce Malcolm Brown, 62, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

He was born Nov. 23, 1955, a son of Maynard and Jennie (Rand) Brown. Bruce grew up in the greater Portland area, graduating from Deering High School in the class of 1974. After high school, Bruce enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he proudly served his country for five years. Following his time in the service, he worked for Bath Iron Works, Applicator Sales & Service and Atlantic Great Dane as a truck mechanic. Most of Bruce’s working years were spent with Don Rich Heating (later known as Down East Energy) and had spent the last five years working for Dead River Company.

Bruce was mechanically inclined, and could be described as a “Jack of all Trades” by anyone who knew him. He loved anything with an engine, especially if he wasn’t working on it!

Some of his favorite pastimes included dirt bike racing in his younger years, snowmobiling and spending the summers riding his Harley. His love of racing brought him all over the country to watch NASCAR and short track racing. As an avid outdoorsman, Bruce enjoyed boating, fishing, hiking and huntin’ “upta camp.”

He was a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Windham for 22 years and was a member of both the Pine Tree Rod and Gun Club and the Windham Drifters Snowmobile Club.

Bruce will be remembered as a selfless man with a heart of gold who would do anything to help a friend or total stranger.

He is survived by his significant other, Mary Ann Harris of Raymond; sons, Brent Brown of Windham and Bryan Brown of Snowmass, Colo., and countless friends.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Windham Chapel of Dolby Blais & Segee, 434 River Road, Windham. A celebration of life will be held in June 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bruce’s name may be made to New England Cancer Specialists, 100 Campus Dr., Suite 108, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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