FALMOUTH Michael Duane Pearce, 32, of Falmouth, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015. Mike was born in Portland, Maine on October 2, 1982, the son of Michael J. and Kathleen (Gallagher) Pearce. Mike was an extremely active and happy child with boundless energy and extraordinary artistic talent. He brought his 200% or nothing effort to everything he did in life. He was a teacher, a motivator, a role model, a lover, a humorist, an enthusiast, a hard worker, a protector, a listener, a reader, a learner, a party guy, a sports fan, a lover of people and well - read and knowledgeable of many things. Any hurdles he confronted in life generated empathy for others in need. Most of all, Mike was a beloved and devoted father, a dear son and a deeply loved and admired brother. As a young boy, he loved doing things with his Mom and Dad. His dad may have taught him to play golf, but he loved taking his mother golfing and encouraging and complimenting her shots. He loved to recall his youth with his Mom: Hey Mom, remember when . . .. Later in life, it was simpler: Hey Mom, will you be going by Dunks on the way home? Ill have a . . .. Mike attended Falmouth Schools following which he joined the Army in 2001. He went to basic training and AIT at Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was in the Armor Division. Mike told his family he loved basic. No one says that. He also loved driving tanks, referring to them in letters home as 2 million dollar video games. After Fort Knox, he was stationed in Korea. He volunteered for Iraq, but the Army sent him back to Fort Knox to train new officers on tanks. Mike was very proud of his service to our country. Upon returning from the Army, Mike attended the University of Southern Maine. However, he decided he had had enough of school and with a few courses left to go, he started a painting career, ultimately starting his own painting contracting business, Pearce Painting Company. Mike was a true professional committed to his craft. He often worked 20 hour days and nights to deliver quality work on time for his clients. Just last Friday he told his Dad how excited he was about the upcoming season; he had work lined up through November and was thinking he needed to add another crew. He had also started the interior of his house and expected to finish it this week. Mike was insistent on staying in shape. He worked out religiously, competed in road cycling races, and even ran marathons. His devotion to physical fitness earned him the family nickname of, Muscles. He reached out and took care of all of Gods people generously, whether it was helping at Preble St or being there at any time of day for a friend or person in need. Not one to brag, even now we are hearing of many people he helped. Mike dearly loved his family and friends. He loved family get togethers, such as back yard cookouts, the Gallagher Christmas parties or boat rides on Sebago or Moosehead. He always had the big Mike Pearce grin, smile and laugh which filled whatever room he was in. Mike deeply loved his two sons. He visited his son, Daiden, in Kentucky last summer and just had him up last Christmas. In fact, Daiden told his Mom this week that Christmas and when Dad came to see me in Kentucky were the best moments of my life. The biggest thrill in all of Mikes life was the recent arrival of his son, Brady Michael, on November 8, 2014. Mike looked forward to his arrival with his usual zeal and was the most devoted dad. Mike doted on Brady day and night. He wanted to participate totally in all aspects of having and caring for a baby. He enjoyed getting up several times in the middle of the night to change and feed Brady. He called him Little Rookie. He claimed not to be biased in saying that Brady is definitely the cutest baby. He said people everywhere, including strangers in stores, told him so. Mike couldnt wait to do things with his new son. Last Friday he said in only a few more weeks we will be taking Brady on boat rides at Sebago. Jenna Moin, Mikes significant other, has another son, Nicholas, who Mike treated as his own son since he met him 8 years ago. Mike loved Nicholas and enjoyed spending quality time with him. In addition to his parents, Mike is survived by: his sons, Brady Michael Pearce of Falmouth, and Daiden Graves of KY, his significant other, Jenna Moin of Portland, a sister, Stephanie M. Pearce of Wakefield, MA, a brother, Timothy J. Pearce of New York, NY, his Nana, Mary Jean Pearce of Falmouth and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins. Visiting Hours will be held from 4-7PM on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10AM at Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Rd., Falmouth. Military Honors to follow. Private burial will be held at a later date at Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth. To share a special memory or online condolence with the family, please visit www.ctcrawford.com. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Michael D. Pearce Memorial Scholarship Fund with checks delivered to Elizabeth Hunt at Preti Flaherty in Portland or Michael J. Pearce at Pearce Dow in Portland.