PALERMO- Arthur Bruce Hall, 74, passed away on June 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.\r\n\r\nHe was born on June 13, 1942, to Arthur Paul Hall and Margaret T. Jenesco.\r\n\r\nArthur 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 the striping machines himself. Bruce also served in the Maine National Guard.\r\n\r\nIn February 1984, he married Shirley Patterson Houston in Palermo. 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 September 16, 1997, Bruce got his “hole-in-one” on hole #9 at Country View Golf Club in Brooks, ME. Bruce was a member at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro for several years. \r\n\r\nBruce loved to fish and he enjoyed hunting as well in his early years. He liked to grow fruits and vegetables like, raspberries, blueberries, black berries, 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 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.\r\n\r\nBruce was predeceased by his parents.\r\n\r\nHe 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, MA; his grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, Nathan, and Riley.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours with light refreshments will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, Fairfield. A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m.