Michael Martin Bear

August 15, 1944September 29, 2011

Michael Martin Bear INDIAN ISLAND-- Michael M. Bear, 67, died peacefully September 29, 2011 at a Bangor hospital. He was born August 15, 1944 in Old Town a son of Clarence J. and Gloria P. (Ranco) Baer. Mike enjoyed riding his four-wheeler with his ATV club, hunting and fishing, and visiting friends and family. He served as Vice-Chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation from 2000-2006. He attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He is survived by a son Scott A. Baer and his wife Christine of Manchester, NH; a daughter Kelly (Baer) Giovannani and her husband Joseph of Hudson, NH; two grandchildren Kala and Ryan Baer; three brothers Patrick Bear, Clark Baer, and Michael Hutchinson; two sister Karen Hunter and Donna Pellerin; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; three sisters Janice Baer, Becky Baer, and Linda Baer Czzowitz; and two brothers John Baer and Billy Baer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10AM Tuesday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Indian Island. Burial will follow at Tribal Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Club, 9 Sarah’s Spring Drive, Indian Island, Maine. 04468 Attn: Erlene Paul. Notes of condolence may be left at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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October 8, 2011

Pat and family may god be with you through these sad times.Mike was a very special person and will be missed by all.

Rod & Linda Blue

October 7, 2011

Dear Pat and Family We are very sorry to hear about Mike. Your loss is felt here as well for we think a lot of you and yours.

Vicki Henry

October 6, 2011

My Dear Uncle Mike...I'm going to be so lost with out our visit and long talks.

Lisa Willette

October 5, 2011

I will miss Mike so very much. I have only known him for a few years but I knew he was a very special person from the very moment I met him. Being his hair stylist we had a chance for lots of chats about snowmobiling and four wheeling.He always talked so fondly of his family and I will be praying that your heavy hearts will soon be replaced with fond memories.

October 5, 2011

we will miss mike,we worked for him on the island , i enjoyed seeing him and talking with him.he was always happy and a smile on his face. kenny and lisa therrien

Jim Spinney

October 4, 2011

Karen, Donna, and Pat, Sorry to hear of your loss. Even though we have not seen each other for years, you are often thought of.

Sally Williams

October 4, 2011

Prayers and condolences from the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society. Mike served on our Board of Directors and we will miss his dedication and humor. We considered him our Relative. Blessings to all his family.

Kevin Gastia

October 4, 2011

Pat and family
Sorry to hear of your loss, your family will be in our family's thoughts and prayers. May god bless.

Jane Pelletier Kelley

October 4, 2011

Pat & family,
I hope you may find comfort from the thoughts and prayers being sent your way. Mike was a very caring, kind man and he will be missed by many. May he RIP.

Nora and Dana Deschaine

October 3, 2011

I Have a Place in Heaven

Please don't sing sad songs for me,

Forget your grief and fears,

For I am in a perfect place

Away from pain and tears.

It's far away from hunger

And hurt and want and pride,

I have a place in Heaven

With the Master at my side.

My life on earth was very good,

As earthly life can go,

But Paradise is so much more

Than anyone can know.

My heart is filled with happiness

And sweet rejoicing, too.

To walk with God is perfect peace,

A joy forever new.

RIP Mike Always in our Hearts!