TRENTON - Bradan Michael Gustafson passed peacefully in the arms of family on April 2, 2014. He was born at 8:42 p.m., at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth weighing nine pounds, fifteen point six ounces and measured twenty-one inches long.
He is survived by his parents, Ashley and Bruce of Trenton; his sister, Elise; his grandparents, Gale and Michael Coughlin of Trenton; his grandparents, Richard and Sandy Wakefield of Unionville; his grandparents, Rhonda Chamberlain of Caribou, and Bruce Gustafson, Sr. of Caribou; his great-grandparents, Priscilla and Norman Tracy of Millbridge; great-grandparents, Judy and Clifford Chamberlain of Washburn; his uncle, Bradd Gustafson of Caribou; his aunt and uncle, Lacey and Alan Sawyer. Donations in Bradan's memory can be made to the S.P.C.A. of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Nine months mommy kept you safe inside her
As you drifted, dreamed and grew.
We couldn't wait until the day
When we'd finally get to meet you.
We never imagined your life would end
before it barely had a chance to begin.
To see you look so beautiful and perfect,
Yet never draw your first breath in.
Our heart is truly broken now,
And we're filled with so much sorrow.
It's difficult for us to find the strength
To go on and face each tomorrow.
But we'll try to be strong and carry on,
And keep hope alive in our hearts.
Someday we'll meet when our lives here are over,
And then we'll never have to be apart.
Published on  April 5, 2014