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Earle Burgess

Earle Francis Burgess

Monday, May 4th, 1931 - Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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HERMON – Earle F. Burgess, 87, went to sleep peacefully in his home April 24, 2019. He was born May 4, 1931, in Bangor, the son of William and Alice (Ashford) Burgess.

Growing up in Hermon, he then met the love of his life, his wife and soul mate, Julia Burgess. They were married for 56 years before she passed in 2006. As the years unfolded so did their loving family. Three daughters, Carmelita Sanborn and her husband, Herbert, of Carmel, Earline Harris and her loving companion, Richard Levesque, of Bangor, and Karen Upton-Bean and her husband, Doug, of Hermon; and one son, John Reed and his wife, Laurel, of Hermon. Extending the love even more, his arms embraced grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Billy-Wayne Sanborn and his wife, Jen and children, Kaleb and Olivia, Earle Douglass Sanborn and his wife, Morgan and children, Hunter, Kylie and Drake, Mercedes Sonnie, Angela Emerson, and her husband Matthew, Taylor-Rose and Vanessa Bean, Adam Reed and his wife Victoria and daughters, Amber, and Lexi. Matthew Reed and his wife, Justee and children, Lilly and Austin, Corrie Reed and her husband, Troy Harriman, and their daughter Quinn, and special “granddaughter”, Marisa Kelley. Second only to hunting and fishing, electricity was Earle’s passion, working as a Master Electrician for over 30 years at IBEW Local #567. He was a long time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No 3177. Retiring left time for Chemo Pond, West Grand Lake, camp at Shirley Mills, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may visit and share memories 1-2p.m., Saturday April 27, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kirk Winters, pastor of The Rock Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Tree Cemetery, Hermon, immediately following the service, Saturday. Gifts in Earle’s memory may be made to NKS Serving New England, c/o The National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central Street, Suite #220, Natick, MA, 01760. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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    Officiant
    Pastor Kirk Winters
  • Interment

    Location
    Pine Tree Cemetery - Hermon
    Address
    Pine Tree Road
    Hermon, ME 04401
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Derek Breen

Posted at 01:03pm
So sorry about Earle. He and Julie were our best friends. Love you all. Phyllis Breen

Maria Demmons-Burgess

Posted at 07:08pm
Always a smile and quiet gentle humor He will be missed RIP Uncle Dan and Maria Burgess
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All our love, Corrie, Troy and Quinn Harriman

Posted at 08:42am
We will miss you Gramp
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Judy Buzzell

Posted at 09:03pm
Condolences to his daughters, who loved him dearly. His family shared time at one of the camps with their Papa,,,many fishing stores were told. He will be missed by all. So sorry, Earlene, Carmen, Karen, and their families. hugs to all...
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