Matthew E. Bratzler

Bar Harbor

Matthew E. Bratzler, 68, died Aug. 21, 2021, in Bar Harbor with his partner and best friend, Nancy, by his side. He was born Jan. 8, 1953, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Harry W. and Margaret M. (Abby) Bratzler Jr.

Matt was a carpenter and loved his motorcycles. He was a member of the Bar Harbor Masonic Lodge No. 185, A.F. & A.M. and the Anah Shrine of Bangor.

Matt is survived by partner, Nancy L. Sawyer; a sister, Rita Ulmer, and husband, Tom; brother, Harry Bratzler, and wife, Debra. He was predeceased by his brother, Mark Bratzler, and wife, Mary Beth; two sisters, Hope Spencer and Marie Devlin.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 2021, at Mountain View Cemetery, Town Hill.

Those who desire may make contributions in Matt’s memory to the Bar Harbor Masonic Lodge No. 185, 1378 Route 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at


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