Rita's Story

SMYRNA MILLS - Rita J. Burpee, 93, passed on to heaven peacefully March 28, 2016, in Houlton. She was born August 21, 1922, in Smyrna, the daughter of Roy and Ella (Cassidy) Bragdon.

Rita was happiest doing for others. She loved everyone.

She is survived by two daughters, Perlene Lane and Darlene Nelson; four sons, Perry and Virginia Burpee, Dennis and Virgie Burpee, Rick and Alison Burpee, and Perley S. and Brenda Burpee; many grandchildren great-grandchildren; and one special great-great-grandson, Brady.The family would like to thank Dr. Abouleish  and the staff at Madigan Estates Nursing Home for the loving care that they gave Mom.

At Rita's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madigan Estates Nursing Home Activity Fund, care of Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730. To leave online condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
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