1938 – 2014

Farmington — Bruce Henry Plummer, 75, of Farmington died as expected Friday evening, July 18, after a long illness.

He was the son of Henry Almon Plummer and Sara Frances Jones Plummer. He was born Aug. 13, 1938 in Utica, N.Y. His early education was in Booneville, N.Y. until the family moved to Hampden in the summer of 1954 where he graduated from Hampden Academy in 1956. He received his B.S. in animal husbandry from University of Maine in 1960. He continued as a research assistant in the department of Animal Nutrition at the university. He did post-graduate studies at Ohio State University before working as a research assistant at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Rabbit Genetics Division at Hamilton Station. In 1969, he graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in pharmacy. He was the first pharmacist at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he worked for 18 years prior to purchasing the Farmington Drug Store with partner, Paul Flagg, RPh. In later years, he was employed by Hannaford Pharmacy and Penobscot Community Health Center in Bangor.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betsey Robbins Plummer of Farmington; son, Mark Henry and wife, Kimberly, of Binghamton, N.Y.; daughters, Robin Gale and husband, Mark Brittelli, of Bangor, Sara Elizabeth and husband, Gordon Horton, of Rumford, R.I.; and Rose Catherine and companion, Justin Kumpf, of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, Joseph Bruce Brittelli and wife, Emily, of Bangor, Caitlin Elizabeth Brittelli, Holiday Rose Horton, Starfire Rose Horton, Ruby Rose Plummer; cousins Frank Hill, Karen Spurgin, Brian Hill, Myrna Lamb and Robert Plummer; and close family friend, Sheri Houghton.

He was predeceased by his parents; his cousin, Gard Plummer; and close family friend, Larry Houghton.

He was a 50-year Hampden Masonic member of Mystic Lodge No. 0065.

The family gives thanks to the support given by the staff of Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice Program, especially Kimberly Foss, RN, and Kathy Gould, CNA, and the Rev. Dr. Richard Waddell.

Condolences and tributes and a memorial video may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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