Wesley Bracy Jr.



Great Cranberry Island

Wesley Bracy Jr., 83, died at MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor on Nov 14, 2021. He was born on Great Cranberry Island Feb 19 ,1938, the son of Wesley Sr. and Annie Bracy.

Wesley graduated from Pemetic High School, Class of 1956. Following graduation, he joined the United States Air Force on Feb. 18, 1957, serving four years active duty at George AFB California as aircraft fuels systems tech and two years inactive reserve. He was honorably discharged Feb. 17, 1963. Once discharged that call of the ocean returned him home, where he went back to lobster fishing with his family. Wesley also became a scuba instructor for YMCA Scuba Club in May 1968, teaching many students the wonders of the depths. He married his wife, Lorraine Bracy, on Great Cranberry Aug. 11 ,1975, who also joined him in scuba diving ventures and assisted Wesley in instructing many students. They were married 46 years this August. Wesley continued as a commercial lobsterman long after his diving days. His entire life was being out there on the ocean in the boat and catching those Bugs with his son Scott.

Wesley is survived by his wife, Lorraine; son, Scott, and partner, Michelle; daughters Christina and husband, Nick, and Amanda; grandchildren, Bri, Fisher, Lyla and Sophia; eldest brother Lewis; sister Eva; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Wesley Sr. and Annie Bracy; brother Lester Bracy; and daughter Elizabeth.

A service date will be determined in spring 2022 so the family can have a proper flotilla to scatter ashes.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

 

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