SHAPLEIGH  — Bruce A. Benvie, 65, died peacefully with his loving family by his side, on August 19, 2017 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Bruce was born in Saco on Oct. 26, 1951, one of 10 children born to William R. and Flora A. (Stuart) Benvie.

Bruce was a master oil burner technician who was well respected in his field of expertise. He was a hard worker who took pride in providing for his family.  It is bittersweet that Bruce passed before his 41st wedding anniversary with his sweetheart, Barbara L. (Stanley) Benvie.  They were proud parents to two sons, Shanty and Shawn, and have made their home in Shapleigh for the past 20 years.

For many years, Bruce and Barbara enjoyed camping and traveling with their friends within the Good Sam Camping Group. Bruce loved to fish and getting past a body of open water was a rarity; he dipped his pole in to catch “the big one!”

Bruce was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was a fantastic Papa to all of his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his large and close family. His motto in life was: Work Hard – Play Hard!

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Barbara Benvie; his two sons, Shanty and Shawn Benvie; his special six grandchildren, Tyler, Lacey, Connor, Collin, Fia and Alec; his nine siblings, Nancy, Denise, Pam, Betty, Wanda, April, Trisha, Brian and Debbie; many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 from 3 to– 5 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove South Cemetery, West Road in Waterboro.

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The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.