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Edith Velma Burnham

Dec 10, 1923 - Dec 26, 2017

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Newport - Edith Velma Burnham, 94, died on December 26, 2017, at a Dexter health care facility. She was born on December 10, 1923, in Freedom, a daughter of Arthur and Beulah (Welch) Shorey.
Edith had been employed at the Snowflake Canning Company in Corinna and later employed as a handsewer for many years. Following retirement, she was an active volunteer for Meals for ME program in Newport and the Newport Area Share Program. She was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club, Pittsfield Women's Bowling League, and Newport Senior Citizens. Edith was an avid camper.
She is survived by a son, George Burnham, Jr. and his friend, Glenda Weymouth, who was like a daughter to Edith, both of Pittsfield; a daughter, Maxine and husband, Keith Thompson, of Newport; a sister, Beverly Stankevitz, of Corinna; four grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by her husband, George Burnham, Sr. in 1991; as well as three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Tom Obey officiating. Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Tree Society, P.O. Box 518, Bath, ME 04530. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on  December 27, 2017
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