Bruce Edward Dyer, 76, died on December 18, 2018, at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth Maine. He was the son of the late John F Dyer Sr. and Esther May (Cushing) Dyer.
Bruce was a lifelong resident of Cliff Island until May of 2018 when he was hospitalized and then transferred into the long-term dementia nursing care at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth Maine. He attended Cliff Island School and graduated from Portland High School in 1960.
He started lobstering and fishing as a teen with his father and retired from the industry in 1986. Soon afterward, he became a full-time carpenter; helping to remodel and build homes on Cliff Island.
Bruce was well known for his sense of humor and storytelling. He enjoyed nature, especially birdwatching, identifying butterflies, insects, and wildflowers and walking the beaches of Cliff Island while collecting unusual rocks. He also enjoyed clamming with his dad, and later, with his sons.
Bruce was a past weather watcher for WGME and WMTW TV for many years, he kept daily diaries of weather and bird sightings. He also enjoyed metal detecting. Bruce was also an avid Red Sox baseball fan and member of the Maine Audubon Society.
Bruce and his wife Anna played a daily game of cribbage for many years.
Bruce is predeceased by his brother Alfred Dyer and his sister Gloria (Dyer) DePalma.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 52 years, Anna (MacVane) Dyer, sons Dale and his wife Karen (Fossett) Dyer, and Scott and his wife Jayne (Rogan) Dyer also by two granddaughters, Rachael, and Kelly Dyer both of Westbrook, brother John Jr. and his wife Judy of Casco, sisters Sally (Dyer) Wellsman and her husband Harry of Parsonsfield and Delores Dyer of Windham. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Betty (MacVane) Thompson and her husband Don of South Portland, and Roberta (MacVane) Gagne of Gorham, and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Sedgewood Commons, Hospice of Southern Maine, Maine Medical Center, and Chebeague Island Commons for their dedicated care and support.
Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, December 28, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home 660 Brighton Avenue in Portland. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 10 am at Brooklawn Memorial Park 2002 Congress Street Portland.
In lieu of flowers if friends or family wish they may send a donation in Bruce’s name to;
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route 1
Scarborough, Maine 04074
Chebeague Island Commons 132 Littlefield Road
Chebeague, Maine 04017