Stanley Robert Bridges

May 02, 1932
- May 01, 2018

MILO - Stanley Robert Bridges, 85, entered eternal peace on May 1, 2018, at a Bangor hospital. Stanley was born on May 2, 1932, in Dexter, the son of the late Jackson R. and Barbara (Adams) Bridges.
Stanley graduated from Dexter High School in 1950 and retired from working many years at Dexter Shoe Factory in Milo, Maine, as the Head Foreman/Manager in Quality. He married his surviving spouse, Norma Bridges in June of 1984. After graduating high school, Stanley served in the U.S. Army, in Alaska; during the Korean War as an Operations Intelligence Specialist. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Stanley was a fireman on the Big Delta Alaska Fire Department, as well as the Dexter Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and woodworking. He was absolutely devoted to his granddaughter, Leila, his step-son, Arthur, and cared for, respected, and loved his wife, Norma, unconditionally. He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power, strength, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ's love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing. He loved his friends, his grown children, family, church, and community.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Maine Veteran's Home in Bangor, for their support and care in the final year of Stanley's life.
There will be a Life Tribute gathering with refreshments held for Stanley from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center Street, Bangor. Those who wish to remember Stanley in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Maine Veteran's Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401, or online at If donating online, please include the "Bangor Veterans Home" location and "In Memory of Stanley Bridges" in your online message. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published in the Bangor Daily News May 3, 2018

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