Bruce Courcier of Falmouth died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and beloved dogs on Oct. 13, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1949, in Norwalk, Conn., the son of Robert and Dorothy Courcier. He grew up in Westport, Conn., and graduated from Staples High School. He had fond memories of his early life in Westport, boating on Long Island Sound and attending Mets games at Shea Stadium. He loved riding and racing motorcycles and going fast. He was the second oldest of seven siblings.

He married Carol Lynn (Thompson) Courcier in 1979, who survives him. For 45 years, she was his partner and best friend. Bruce was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, from hockey practice car rides to hours spent watching his daughters figure skate.

Bruce and Carol Lynn moved to Cape Cod in 1978 to raise their family. He had a keen ability to diagnose engine problems and could fix almost anything. He built a successful career as a business owner of Foreign Car Parts of Falmouth and as a partner of Paul’s Precision Automotive. He became involved in the community of Falmouth, serving on the board of directors of the Falmouth Youth Hockey League and on the board of the Woods Hole Yacht Club. He was an avid runner and sailor, completing the Falmouth Road Race every August and spending many hours sailing through Vineyard Sound. He had a passion for being on the water, whether it was fishing in Woods Hole Passage, racing Cape Cod knockabouts around Nobska, or simply cruising to Hadley Harbor. His sense of adventure, generous spirit, and compassionate nature will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Robert Courcier, grandson Thompson Courcier and daughter Sarah Courcier all of Martha’s Vineyard, daughter Caity Crowley and son in law Joe Crowley of Rhode Island. He was predeceased by his sister Suzanne Courcier and brother Brad Courcier, and is survived by sisters Lisa Courcier, Leslie Smith, Christina Courcier, brother Matt Courcier, and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday Oct. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chapman Cole and Gleason funeral home in Falmouth, followed by a funeral home service at 3 p.m.

Donations can be made to the Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries of West Falmouth, MA (

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