Paul P. Bramhall Sr.

Feb 07, 2019
Paul Bramhall Sr.

Friendship — Paul Philip Bramhall, Sr., 83, passed away Feb. 3, 2019, at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta.

Paul was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Friendship to Philip Bramhall and Thelma (Simmons) Bramhall.

Paul attended local schools and was a graduate of Waldoboro High School. After high school he joined the Army, where he served in Germany. On Oct. 5, 1968, he married Joyce Neal in Friendship and they were married 50 years. He worked at Bath Iron Works for 35 years until he retired. After BIW he was a sternman for his son Bill and grandson Chris on board the Jericho Queen.

Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice-fishing, candlepin bowling and attending local fairs, particularly the Union and Windsor fairs. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church. He was also a longtime member of the Friendship Fire Department, and when his health did not allow him to be as active, he would still go visit the department. He loved playing Santa Claus for the fire department. Paul was a selfless man and always put others first and he was always willing to lend a hand.

Paul was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother Roger Bramhall.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce (Neal) Bramhall, of Friendship; sons Bill Bramhall and wife Terry of Waldoboro Paul Bramhall Jr. of Lewiston; daughters Cindy Thompson and husband Robert of Rockwood, Terry Anderson and husband Rick of Pasadumkeag, Carol Colburn and husband Tom of Friendship; sister Rose Severson and husband Albert of Waldoboro; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of Paul’s life Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Hahn Community Center, 31 Main St., Friendship.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements are with Hall’s of Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared at

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