D. Ann Bruce


D. Ann Bruce, died Jan. 31, 2019, in Bar Harbor. She was born June 2, 1939, in Harrisburg, Va., the daughter of G. Gordon and Dorothy J. (Hobbs) Bruce.

Ann received her BS in Foods and Nutrition from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in human nutrition from the University of Iowa. Ann was a member of the American Diabetes Association, Iowa Diabetes Association, Iowa City Diabetes Association and the American Association of University Women, where she served two terms as treasurer. Ann lived in Iowa City, Iowa, and worked as a clinical dietitian at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic for a number of years before retiring and moving back to her home on Mount Desert Island. She was a devoted member of the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the Holy Redeemer Altar Guild, of Bar Harbor.

Ann is survived by her sister-in-law, Patricia Bruce of Franklin, two nieces, Leah Ott of Madison, Ind., and Rebecca Gobel of Franklin, Tenn., and a nephew, Timothy Bruce of Portland, Maine, as well as nine grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother R. Gordon Bruce.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, June 7, 2019, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 56 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. Interment will be at Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor.

Those who desire may make contributions in her memory to the Department of Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge at the address: Cambridge in America, P.O. Box 9123 JAF BLG, New York, NY 10087-9123.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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