Bruce Begin

FAIRFIELD – Bruce Begin of Fairfield, passed away peacefully with his wife, Lulu, by his side on April 20, 2021, after a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy (a.k.a Parkinson’s PLUS).Bruce was born in Winslow to parents Omer Jr. and Yvette and was the 4th child of seven children.Bruce worked at Hammond Tractor (formerly known as W.S. Pillsbury) for 42 years and was appreciated and respected by his employers as well as his coworkers of which many were also dear friends. In addition he never turned down an opportunity to help a farmer in need.Bruce, will be fondly remembered for his love of classic country music, a meticulously organized garage, fantastic hair, and eating his favorite snack, popcorn, while watching TV. He was a hard worker who felt that anything worth doing was worth doing well. He was also known for his meticulously mowed lawn as well as his mowing technique. Most of his free time he could be found refurbishing John Deere lawn tractors to their ‘like new’ condition which was a favorite pastime. At the end of the day, when all of his work and chores were done, he enjoyed sitting outside enjoying a cold one with his good friends and neighbors.He deeply loved his family, even though he would grumble when they would call to sing him happy birthday. He loved playing with his granddaughters and making them laugh. Kate will remember the way he used to leave surprises for her to find around the house well into adulthood, taught her to throw a football, shoot a basketball and drive a car. As well as the way he cheered her on whether it be on the basketball court or at a dance recital. He was always her number one fan. He will be remembered for his unequivocal sense of humor and for lending a helping hand whenever needed.While one of the symptoms of MSA was dementia, which was not kind to him, it did afford him such luxuries as ‘staring’ in several Hallmark movies, playing with the Patriots during a game as well as coaching Tom Brady. He will be deeply missed, however, his memory will live on through those who love him.Bruce is survived by his daughter Katie, son-in-law Everett; granddaughters Madi and Evelyn; his mother Yvette; and his siblings, sisters Diane (Alan) and JoAnn (Ron), brothers Dave (Jen), Ken (Sue), Mike (Hope), and Jeff, sisters-in-law Jeannine (Bob), Jackie, Marie and Sue; 16 nieces and nephews.Bruce was predeceased by his father Omer Jr; paternal grandparents Omer Sr and Cora, maternal grandparents Francis and Alma; brother-in-law Gil.A heartfelt thanks to all (too many to mention) that helped with his care but especially his son-in-law Everett who provided medical support and advice during the most sensitive and emotional times; his loving siblings Ken, Di and her husband Al. His dear caring friends Joe and Millie; former coworkers who were also very good friends Pam and Joe, and Tim (the Mayor!), and most importantly to the best caring, compassionate caregiver Lynette Bolduc who made Bruce feel special every day.At Bruce’s request a private family ‘Celebration of Life’ will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the:Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition https://support.multiplesystematrophy.org/give/310191/#!/donation/checkout

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