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Marguerite P. Burnham

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Marguerite P. Burnham 1920-2008 BENNINGTON Marguerite P. Burnham, 87, formerly of Houghton Lane in Bennington, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, August 20, 2008 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. Marguerite was born in Springfield, Mass. on December 29, 1920, the daughter of Wells and Florence Burke Porter and was educated in Sharon, Vt. schools and graduated from nursing school in 1941. She married Stanley H. Burnham in Sharon on December 8, 1946. Mr. Burnham died May 12, 2005. Marguerite was a great cribbage fan. With her husband, Stanley, she loved to square dance. She was a member of the Gadabout Square Dance Club, a member of the Bennington Club, the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved flower gardening and her flower gardens were covered on local area television. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs and was an avid reader. Marguerite leaves her caregivers, Joyce and Ralph Gustavson, of Bennington; and friends. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Marguerite will be held Monday morning, August 25, 2008 at 10 a.m. at HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, Vt. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Monday morning August 25, 2008 from 9 to 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Sharon. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Marguerite's memory may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 22, 2008
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