VERONA ISLAND - Zimri R. Bridges, 84, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away with his loving family by his side at a Bangor Hospital on Saturday May 21, 2016. He was born on December 25, 1931 the son of Oscar and Flora (Cole) Bridges Sr.
Zimri was an avid hunter who loved to hunt especially along side his brother in law who was like a second son Paul Webster. Zimri was a man who loved to help in any way shape or form whether it was family, friends or community members he was right there to lend a hand. He loved to garden cut wood and take care of the birds by making sure they were fed.
Zimri worked for and retired from Central Maine Power Co., He was a long time standing member of the Rising Star Lodge #4 in Penobscot joining over 50 years ago.
Zimri is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Iris; three children, Holly Simpson and husband Michael, Leroy Bridges and wife Donna and Pauline Bridges; grandchildren, Heidi Veilleux and husband Trevor, Danielle Cole and husband Rory, Nicholas Simpson, Adam Arbo-Bridges, Jessica McDonald and husband Adam and Benjamin Simpson and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren, Maddison Cole, Paisley Veilleux, Makayla Cole and Reese McDonald, brothers; Lloyd Bridges, Vaughn Bridges, Linwood Bridges and Oscar Bridges Jr.; sisters, Carolyn Bennett, Marlene Smith and Cora Webster; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his siblings, Ivan Bridges, Kenneth Bridges, Wyone Bridges and Charles Edward Bridges.
Memorial contributions in Zimri's memory may be made to Rising Star Lodge #4 P.O. Box 158 Penobscot, Maine 04476 and Anah Shiners 1404 Broadway Bangor, Maine 04401
Family and friends will gather for visitation from 5-7pm on Thursday May 26, 2016 at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home 28 Elm Street Bucksport. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Peter Remick with Masonic Honors at 10:00am on Friday May 27, 2016 at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)