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Bruce Gooch

Bruce Maynard Gooch

Monday, June 2nd, 1947 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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HERMON & SANFORD – Bruce M. Gooch, 73, passed away July 29, 2020, at his home from complications of Parkinsons.
Bruce was born June 2, 1947, in Sanford, ME, to Maynard B. and Rita (Roy) Gooch.
Bruce grew up in Sanford and graduated from Sanford High School, Class of 1965.
A lifetime passion for Bruce was cars, he was an avid collector of classic cars. He loved going to car shows and sharing his cars and interests with other collectors.
He also loved sharing his life with his Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Himalayan Persians. They were a great source of pleasure and company for him.
Bruce worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 27 years, retiring in 1993. As a retirement job, Bruce enjoyed driving school bus in Sanford and in Bangor. After a total of 17 years bus driving, he retired to spend more time with his pets and family.
Bruce looked forward to and was always in attendance at his grandchildren’s games and events as he took great pride in them.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Pamela Gooch Capelle.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Porell Gooch of Hermon; his children, Kenneth Gooch of Texas, Lisa Gooch Romanauski of Michigan, Kimberly Mills Morin of Bangor, Karyn Mills Luke of Arizona, and Kevin Mills of Wells; his grandchildren, Brittany Gooch of Portland, William Romanauski and Nicholas Romanauski, both of Michigan, Mackenzie Morin, Matthew Morin, and Mitchell Morin, all of Bangor, Emily Mills and Austin Mills, both of Wells. He is also survived by two nieces, Kimberly Capelle of Sanford and Kerry Capelle Zekser of Massachusetts.
A graveside service will be held 12 noon, Monday, August 10, 2020, at Oakdale Cemetery, Twombley Road, Sanford. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 12:00pm
    Oakdale Cemetery, Sanford
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    Oakdale Cemetery
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Posted at 09:30am
Dear Ken, we were so sorry to hear that your father recently passed away. May happy memories sustain you during this time of sorrow. With our sympathies, Anne Swift-Kayatta and Bill Kayatta, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

elizabeth thibeault

Posted at 05:57am
Bruce was a good person and my husband and I was Co-workers of a driving school bus. He was kind and helpful and we are gonna miss him. Our condolences to Bruce's wife and family and so sorry for their loss and also our loss of a good friend and Co-worker back in our driving days. All the other drivers who knew Bruce were friends and he was part of our bus driver family.

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