Bruce H. Blakesley Sr., 58, passed away at his residence in Monroe on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. He was born in Medford, Mass., on Aug. 10, 1953 to Harry and Alice (Rich) Blakesley.

Bruce was a U.S. Army veteran. He moved to Maine in 2005 with his wife and grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with all three of them as well as his son, Bruce Jr. He loved computers and science fiction.

He was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan M. Blakesley of Monroe; his son, Bruce H. Blakesley Jr. of Searsport; three grandchildren, Hunter and Ethan Blakesley of Monroe and Eddie Blakesley of Belfast.

At his request, no services will be held. Private burial will take place for the family. Those who wish may make donations in Bruce’s memory to either Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, Suite 2C, 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 or Autism Society of Maine, 72 Main St. #B, Winthrop, ME 04364-1494 or Mustang Youth Football League, c/o 577 Mount View Road, Thorndike, ME 04986.

Arrangements under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. On-line condolences may be offered at ripostafh.com.