Claire's Story

MACHIASPORT - Claire Goodridge Burton passed away peacefully in her sleep November 23, 2015. Claire was born April 28, 1944 in Hartland, Maine. She was the daughter of Frank and Frances Goodridge of Canaan, Maine.

She grew up in the Canaan and Bangor area and attended Mary Snow School before moving to Wallingford, CT. She graduated from Lyman Hall High School in 1963. Claire worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in North Haven for ten years before returning to Machiasport, Maine where she worked at Helen's Restaurant as a cook and baker.

Claire is survived by her husband Merlin Burton, her son George Goriss and his wife Tracie and two granddaughters, Hannah and Emily Goriss of Gorham, Maine.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 29th at 1:00pm at the Head of the River Baptist Church, Cutler, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Head of the River Baptist Church, P.O. Box 42, East Machias, Maine 04630.
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