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Sarah Buckley Summerson

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Kennebunk - Sarah Buckley Summerson, 82, of Kennebunk, ME, and Presque Isle, ME, died on January 8, 2017, with her family by her side at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford after a brief illness.
Sarah was born on April 19, 1934, in Buffalo, NY, to parents Grace Marion (George) Buckley and Malcolm Buckley, Sr.
She graduated from Buffalo Seminary in 1952 and later from Mount Holyoke College, So. Hadley, MA, with a degree in Chemistry in 1956.
Sarah met her husband of 49 years, Dr. Thomas Summerson, Jr., while working as a Chemist Assistant at Tufts Dental School in Boston, MA. They married in 1957 and moved to Germany, where Tom was stationed as a dentist in the US Army. They later moved to Presque Isle, ME, where they raised their three children and she managed the accounting of the dental business alongside her husband.
Sarah was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Presque Isle, ME, and worked with the Presque Isle Housing Authority for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Thomas Summerson, Jr., (deceased 2006) and brother Malcolm Buckley, Jr., of Hamburg, NY (deceased 2016).
Sarah is survived by her three children, David Summerson and wife Sandra of York, ME, Susan Summerson and partner Gerry Brown of Gilford, NH, John Summerson and wife Xiaoxiang of Andover, MA; five grandchildren, Meghan and Mitchell Summerson, Jeremy and Sarah Fitzpatrick, and Miles Summerson.
Visiting hours in Kennebunk will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A service will be held this summer in Presque Isle. Date and time to be announced. Should friends choose, memorial donations in her name are encouraged to: The American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1246.
Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Sarah's Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.
Published on  January 13, 2017 in
Bangor Daily News
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