Bruce Sanborn Fifield

WINDSOR – Bruce Sanborn Fifield, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and community member, passed away surrounded by family on July 4, 2024.

Born to Madge and Henry Fifield, Bruce was raised in Rockland. He was the big brother to his sister and four brothers. Bruce attended Rockland schools, graduating in the class of 1961. As a young man, Bruce played basketball on his high school team, learned to golf, caddied at the Samoset Resort, and loved reading, writing and listening to music.

Bruce moved to Florida after graduation and later attended Cambridge School of Business and Broadcasting near Boston, Mass. He eventually returned to Maine where he enjoyed a long career in hospitality management. Multiple Maine establishments benefited greatly from Bruce’s professional expertise and kind, respectful demeanor, including the Augusta Elks Lodge, The Augusta Civic Center and Guido’s Wine Cellar Restaurant.

Bruce lived a life marked by kindness and service. He was a loving soul who treated everyone he encountered with decency and dignity. In doing so, he set a great example for others, most importantly his children and grandchildren who he loved deeply. Bruce loved spending time with his family, whether it was enjoying a backyard BBQ or watching the game on TV. A lifelong Boston sports fan, Bruce followed his beloved Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics with enthusiasm. Bruce also loved music, Willie Nelson in particular, and he enjoyed recounting stories about his experiences watching live music. More than anything else, Bruce loved spending his days with his true love and soulmate, Linda.

Bruce was a proud member of several fraternal organizations, through which he selflessly dedicated himself to the brotherhood and the charities they support. He served as the Worshipful Master of Bethlehem Lodge, his Blue Lodge, for several years and was a member of the Scottish Rite of Augusta Valley Maine. He also belonged to the Kora Shrine where he served as Director of the Flag Unit, in which he was proud to march and carry the flags in countless parades throughout Maine. Additionally, Bruce was an Exalted Ruler of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Augusta Lodge 964 and chaired many golf tournaments to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents; and his grandson, Brandon Breton.

He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Fifield; son, Bryce Fifield (Hope Guardenier), daughter, Megan Harrigan (Ed Harrigan), son, Ryan Fifield (Sara Fifield), stepson, Michael Breton (Susan Breton); grandsons Caleb Fifield, Jackson Fifield, Alexander Harrigan, Sebastian Harrigan, Graham Guardenfield, and Walker Guardenfield. Additionally, he leaves behind his five siblings, Linda Wheeler (Pete Wheeler), Dwight Fifield (BJ Fifield), Gilbert Fifield (Jeanne Fifield), Richard “Moe” Fifield (Cathy Fifield) and David Fifield (Donna Fifield); plus many nieces, nephews; cousins; and friends.

Everyone is invited to attend a graveside service at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, Riverside Cemetery, 102 Bangor St., Augusta, ME 04330. Immediately following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Augusta Elks Lodge 964 at 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. All are welcome.

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