BURNHAM, Margaret Mary (Schreiber) 90, of Winchester and most recently, Sun City Center, Florida, passed away on February 3, 2013 at her home in Winchester. Born in Buffalo, NY, she earned a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Canisius College and a Bachelors of Science from D'Youville College. She worked as a chemist at Linde Group Laboratory before she paused her career, married and raised her family of six, moving to Winchester in 1964. Margie was a dedicated science school teacher at McCall Junior High School in the 1970s and 1980s. She retired and moved to Sun City Center, Florida in 1985 where she enjoyed over 25 years of close friendships with annual summer visits to Cape Cod to enjoy time with her growing family. Beloved wife of the late Robert R. Burnham. Loving mother of Barbara Burnham Smith & her husband Dennis of Eastham, Michael & his wife Melissa Burnham of Woburn, Bill & his wife Nancy of Pennington NJ, Jim and his wife Dana of Wilmington, Beth Burnham Mace & her husband John of Lexington and Bob Burnham Jr. of Billerica. Grandmother of Brian Smith, Amy Stauffer, Karen Ringewald, Mark Burnham Smith, Emily Burnham, Mary Jo Burnham,Jonathan Mace, Tim Mace, Thomas Burnham and Charlie Burnham. Great grandmother of Claire and Emma Stauffer and Lucy and Calvin Smith. Sister of Jeannette & her husband Carl Costantino. Aunt of Molly Terhaar, Cathy Costantino & Carol Harshman. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10 am at St. Mary's Church, 158 Washington St., Winchester. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret Burnham's memory to support chemical scholarships at D'Youville College 631 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14201. For online condolences, please visit Lane Funeral Home Winchester-Burlington 781.729.2580

Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 6, 2013