Bruce E. Maranda
1942 ∼ 2018
SOUTH YARMOUTH –
May 7th, 2018 on a bright morning full of clear sparkling sunshine, Bruce Edward Maranda of South Yarmouth, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness. A proud resident at the Simpkins School Residences, Bruce was a beloved 4th and 6th grade teacher at Mattakeese Middle School and M.E. Small Elementary School in Yarmouth. He was a husband, a father, a friend to many, a teacher, a craftsman, a photographer, a writer, and a lover of the water and of all things natural … especially Cape Cod itself. His greatest love was running the beaches of Cape Cod.
In his working life he was head lifeguard for the town of Barnstable, a founder of the Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition, a social worker and a gifted teacher. He spent his retired life watching birds, enjoying nature and date nights with his wife Ellen.
As he departs on his greatest adventure he leaves behind his wife Ellen J. Maranda, his sons Kenseth and Matthew, his daughters Hathaway, Amber and Heather, his daughters-in-law Michelle and Victoria, his son- in-law Tim, his grandchildren Lauren, and Joseph, and his best friend Ed. Visiting hours for Bruce will be this Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, S. Yarmouth from 4 to 7pm. Burial services will be private at a later date.