PORTLAND — Arthur Bruce Hall, 74, of Palermo passed away on June 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

He was born on June 13, 1942, to Arthur Paul Hall and Margaret T. Jenesco. Arthur was called “Bruce” by everyone who knew him. He graduated from Erskine Academy and went on to work for Kenway Boats, he was mechanic at Elis Auto, and then he worked for the Maine DOT, where he serviced the road-striping equipment. Bruce was also the president of F & H Pavement Marking Co. for several years before resigning and forming Hall’s Striping Inc. with his wife, Shirley. He built all of the striping machines himself.

Bruce also served in the Maine National Guard. In February 1984, he married Shirley Patterson Houston in Palermo and they had 33 wonderful years together. They traveled to the Hawaiian Islands, California, South Carolina and Virginia for golfing as well as playing many courses in Maine.

On Sept. 16, 1997, Bruce got his hole-in-one on hole No. 9 at Country View Golf Club in Brooks. Bruce was a member at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro for several years. Bruce loved to fish and he enjoyed hunting as well in his early years. He liked to grow fruits and vegetables such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, plums, peaches, cherries and rhubarb.

Bruce also grew orchids and was a member of the American Orchid Society. Along with his planting, Bruce enjoyed and liked the challenge of fixing things that no longer worked, such as household appliances and cars. When he watched TV, his favorite shows were, “How Things are Made,” NASCAR racing, and all country music shows on RFDTV. Bruce could sing along with the music of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; his three sons, Rodney and his wife, Angel, of Palermo, Bradley and his wife, Shelly, of Windsor, and Benjamin and his wife, Alissa, of Douglas, Mass.; and his grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, Nathan and Riley.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

Arthur Bruce Hall

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