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Bryan M. MacFarlane

Date of Death: October 25, 2023

Date of Birth: December 31, 1981


Bryan Michael MacFarlane, 41, of South China, Maine was one of the fallen victims in the Lewiston mass shooting. He loved riding his motorcycle, camping in his trailer, snowmobiling, fishing, RC racing (he won 1st place at one such event), hanging out with Deaf friends, and especially loved his dog named M&M (his favorite candy).  

Bryan was born in Slidell, LA and grew up in the Greater Portland area and attended the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf from age 2 until he graduated with a high school diploma. He lived in Vermont and then in Ohio for some time and in North Carolina briefly before moving back to Maine last summer. Bryan’s greatest life achievement was obtaining his CDL license. He was the first Deaf person to do so in the state of Vermont, one of the very few Deaf people nationwide to obtain such a license. He worked as a truck driver for several years.  

Bryan leaves behind his mother, Janette Randazzo (nee Forbes) and stepfather Richard Randazzo of Lewiston, sister Keri Brooks and her 4 children (Lochlan, Kalle, Ansel and Isla) of Dunedin, Florida, stepbrother Anthony Randazzo and his wife Michelle of Auburn, stepsister Renee Randazzo and her daughter Mel of Olympia, Washington plus several extended family members. Bryan is predeceased by his father, William “Bill” MacFarlane. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating towards a trade school scholarship that will be given to Deaf students in his name:

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Funeral Alternatives in Lewiston, Maine at 25 Tampa St. on November 18 from 10-12. To help alleviate parking and seating you may watch the streamed live service from the comfort of you home via Funeral Alternatives Facebook Live.

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