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Malcolm L. Bransky “Mick” (1938-2020)

Malcolm L. Bransky “Mick”

VIENNA - Malcolm L. Bransky “Mick”, 82, of Vienna died January 3, 2021 at his home following a long illness. He was born February 9, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Walter and Helen (Lindner) Bransky.

Mick attended schools in Illinois and completed his undergraduate and graduate training with a doctorate of education. He came to Maine to visit on vacation and fell in love with the area. While he was here, he visited the University of Maine in Farmington and obtained a position on the academic staff. He taught Early Childhood Education for nearly 25 years before retiring. He also had a small practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Mick met his wife Betsy in 1997. They married in 1998 and moved into Micks home together in Vienna. His true joy came from puttering around their property, doing maintenance and “getting wood in”.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Bransky of Vienna, his brother, Jeffrey Bransky of Chicago, Illinois; two step sons, Joshua Butler of the greater London Area, UK and Caleb and his wife, Erica, of Randolph, Vermont; and two grandchildren, Aila and Quentin. He is predeceased by his parents.

Cremation is cared for by Wiles Remembrance Center: Adams-McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Rd, Farmington. Donations may be made in his memory to the Vienna Union Hall, c/o Sarah Firth, 77 Mountain Rd, Vienna ME 04360. A kind word may be left in his Book of Memories at

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  1. Mick was a great addition to his adopted Maine. Well played.

  2. I worked for Mick at Franklin Hall at UMF. I always enjoyed our many chats over the years, and would see him at Hannafords after he retired. Our condolences go's out to the family. Mick was a great person.

  3. Becky so sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man.

  4. I'm really sorry to see this Betsy. May the good memories support you in the future.

  5. I met Mick in 1987 when he was a faculty member at UMF. We worked together for many years. I remember his kindness, loyalty to students and their success, and his love of living in Vienna. Betsy, I'm sorry for your loss. Holding you close in thought. Hugs.

  6. I had the pleasure of having him as a professor at UMF. He was one of my absolute favorite teachers who made such a positive impact on so many. My heart goes out to his family.

  7. I had the sincere pleasure of knowing Mick for several years. His sense of humor was over the top. Rest well my friend.

  8. Mick was such a kind, gentle, thoughtful person. He was such a nice addition to Vienna and will be missed by so many. You are a strong person, Betsy, and you will feel the loss so much but you have so many people who share memories of you and Mick. They will be there for you.

  9. Such a loss. Mick taught me so much about so many things. Navigating this life has been made easier because of him.

  10. Mick was a good, kind man. May he rest in peace after a life well lived.

  11. So sorry for your loss, Betsy. Mick was a good and gentle man and will be missed by many. His good work goes on in those he touched.

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