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949 Main St
P.O. Box 363
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 207-832-5541
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Carl Bruening

Carl J.L. Bruening

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
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Carl John Lloyd Bruening, 76, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at his home in Boothbay Harbor of metastastic prostate bone cancer.

He was born December 6, 1944 in Guttenberg, IA to Lloyd G Bruening and Lena Mary Dubois.

Carl grew up in Brunswick, ME, attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1964. After high school he started working in Boothbay Harbor as a cook at Brown Brothers Wharf. He was a Vietnam Veteran in the USMC serving from 1966 – 1969. He then returned to Boothbay Harbor where he met his future wife, Judy Ann Bigelow of Stratton, ME. They married September 27, 1969. He also cooked at Fisherman’s Wharf, Tugboat Inn, and Jordan’s Upstairs-Downstairs. In December 1980 they moved to Stowe, VT., where Carl was a cook at The Trapp Family Lodge for 2 years. Carl then was ready for a career change, so they moved back to Boothbay Harbor where he started his own interior-exterior painting business. They retired in 2018.

Carl enjoyed playing sports his whole life. After meeting Judy he learned to ski and play tennis. He always took time off for a winter ski vacation in the western USA, Jackson Hole was his favorite resort.

Carl was predeceased by his parents.

He leaves his wife of 51 years, Judy. Two brothers, Joseph (Dian) Bruening of Topsham, and Richard (Sharon) Yakubowski of Washington, N.C. Brother-in-law, James (Linda) Bigelow of Stratton, ME., nephews and a niece.

The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Haney and his Team at New England Cancer Specialists in Topsham for their excellent care and support. Also, thank you to Beacon Hospice of Augusta for their compassionate care, especially to Dakota and Amber.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to New England Cancer Specialists or Beacon Hospice.
A private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.
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    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 1:00pm
    Maine Veterans Cemetery
    163 Mt. Vernon Road
    AUGUSTA, ME 04330
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    153 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, ME


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Margaret Tew

Posted at 04:50pm
Judy, Dave and I are thinking of you now. I've missed seeing your van drive past and waving at you in the last few years, but it was great to know you were both enjoying a very well deserved retirement. We were shocked and saddened to read Carl's obituary in the Register. He was the best.

Marilyn and Jack Heise

Posted at 10:23am
We are so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was an expert painter for us and much admired. And an Iowan by birth as well. Marilyn regrets not sharing her Iowa birth with him. Jack and Marilyn both send heartfelt condolences to Judy and family. We are happy to send a donation to the Topsham cancer center where Jack also is an occasional patient.

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