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BUXTON - Burnall L. "Satch" Page, of Turkey Lane, Groveville, passed away on March 24, 2015, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. Burnie was born in Penobscot, Maine, on August 12, 1926, the second son of Perley and Margaret Deans Page.

He attended Bucksport High School, graduating in 1944. He entered the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the Minesweeper, USS Doyle. His tour of duty took him to several Atlantic and Pacific ports. Following his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Burnie attended Gorham State Teacher's College, where he received his bachelor's degree in education in 1952. He later went on to receive his Master's from the University of Maine at Orono. He taught for 12 years in the Deer Isle, Bingham, Fort Fairfield, Saco and Scarborough school systems, where he served as middle school principal for the latter. He was a member of the SAD #6 Board of Directors for 6 years. He joined McGraw-Hill Publishers and sold educational books throughout New England and upstate New York for 35 years, retiring in 1996. Burnie earned his nickname "Satch" while playing varsity baseball on his college team. He was inducted into theUniversity of Southern Maine Sports Hall of Fame in September of 2011. Burnie was a long-time member of the Marine Masonic Ledge in Deer Isle, and the Shriners Kora Temple. He was also active in local politics in the towns of Hollis and Buxton, and in the Cressey Road and Buxton United Methodist Churches. One of his favorite pastimes, besides playing golf, was umpiring Little League baseball games in Hollis and Standish. Burnie enjoyed traveling with his wife, Gayle, who passed away in 2010. Together they journeyed to Bermuda, Canada and Scotland, and spent several weeks at their timeshares in Rockland and Wells; he also enjoyed the company of his "Newfie" Moses.

He was predeceased by his former wife, Barbara; and his son, Trent. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Hinkley and her husband, Robert, of Gray; daughter-in-law, Joy Page of Sanford; grandsons, Alex Page of Rochester, NY, and Dean Page of Waterboro, ME; stepson, Troy Haskell of Lovell; stepdaughter, Heather Cabading and grandchildren, Egan, Abigayle and Elijah of Limington; a niece, Heidi Leonard of San Marcos, CA; sister-in-law, Lynda and Ken Hudson of Center Harbor, NH: and brother-in-law, Herb Short and his wife, Linda, of Buxton.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the Dolby & Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State Street, Gorham. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at the Buxton United Methodist Church, Chicopee Road, Buxton. Burial will be in the spring at Highland Cemetery, Buxton. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, Maine 04105, or to Gosnell Memorial Hospice, care of Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
Published on  March 26, 2015
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