BEDFORD, N.H. – Bruce F. Bolster, 68, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. Mr. Bolster was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Presque Isle, son of Hilda Mae Bolster.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he proudly served a tour of duty in The Vietnam War. He was employed for many years at Anheuser-Busch Recycling Corporation as a maintenance supervisor. Mr. Bolster was also qualified as a master electrician. Mr. Bolster enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his cabin on Penobscot Bay, Belfast.
Members of his family include his wife, Maureen (McCarthy) Bolster of Bedford, N.H.; daughter, Angela (Bolster) Durgin and husband, Gary, of Batavia, Ohio; grandson, Jared; and granddaughter, Adeline. Mr. Bolster was predeceased by his son, Andrew B. Bolster.
The service will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 2600 Virginia Ave., NW Suite 104, Washington, DC 20037, in memory of Bruce Bolster. Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium, Manchester, N.H., is in charge of the arrangements. To view an online memorial please go to