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BREWER AND FALMOUTH - Roger L. Burnham, 84, died on August 15, 2014 at Sedgewood Commons Nursing Facility in Falmouth, Maine following a period of failing health. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, July 5, 1930 the son of Constance and Frederick Burnham. Roger had resided in the Bangor-Brewer for the past 30 years.

Roger graduated from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. He moved to Danby, Vermont he bought and managed a large dairy farm for several years. While working as a dairy farmer he also served as the fire chief of the volunteer fire department in Danby. After selling the dairy farm he became an employee of the local telephone company and this job took him to live in Constantia, New York and Gilmanton, New Hampshire. Following his employment with the phone company he relocated to the Bangor area where he worked at the paper mill in Old Town for a short time before retiring.

Roger was an avid ham radio operator and loved to talk with other "hams" throughout the country. He also enjoyed traveling around the State of Maine, especially the Downeast coastal area.

He is survived by two sons, Donald Burnham of Contoocook, NH and David Burnham of Bethel, Maine and two daughters, Susan Grondin of Falmouth, Maine and Debbie Burnham of Laconia, New Hampshire. In addition to his four children he has one granddaughter, Sarah Grondin of Falmouth, Maine.

The family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine,383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

A service of Memorial Alternatives 205 Center St. Bangor.
Published on  August 16, 2014
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