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Darrell Kenneth Bragg

Oct 12, 1944 - Mar 9, 2017

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Carmel - Darrell Kenneth Bragg, 72, died after an illness March 9, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born October 12, 1944, in Bangor, the son of Ralph Bragg and Pearl (Purvis) Bragg.
Darrell grew up in Hermon and graduated from Hermon High School. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War as an E5 sergeant, and worked with the caisson. Darrell worked for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad for several years. He and his wife, Sheryl, bought Braggs Country Store in 1970 and successfully ran it for many years. After they sold it, they bought Pet Mart in Brewer and Newport, which they owned and operated together for 5 years. Later, Darrell worked for SAD #23 Carmel/ Levant, as a bus driver and janitor serving Carmel and Levant Schools. Darrell and Sheryl loved being around horses. They had riding horses and for 12 years owned race horses together. Darrell was a hardworking and dedicated husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Sheryl, Darrell was predeceased by his brothers, Everett and wife, Joyce, Wilson and wife, Carolyn, and Robert. He is survived by daughter, Sherry Clapp, her husband, Michael, and their children, Matthew and Elizabeth; son, Darren Bragg, wife, Melissa, and their 3 boys, Jordan,Daniel, and Wesley; and sisters, Francis, Kathleen, Grace and Marie; and several nephews and nieces, including Linda and Keith.
Graveside services will be held at Highland Cemetery, Route 2, in Carmel, at a later date with time to be announced, in the spring. Those who wish to remember Darrell in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  March 14, 2017
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