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PHILIP E. BURNHAM Jr. Obituary
BURNHAM, Philip E., Jr. History Teacher and Poet Philip Edward Burnham, Jr. died June 13. Born in Rochester, NY, son of the late Philip E.Burnham and Nella Barber Burnham, he grew up in Concord, NH, attended the Groton School and graduated from Harvard in 1960. After serving in the U.S. State Department, Philip received a doctoral degree in Medieval Studies from Tufts University. He taught history at schools throughout New England. Upon his retirement, Philip turned to writing full time, publishing six volumes of poetry from 2002-2017. Married to Louise Maude Hassel of Kenilworth, IL, for 42 years, until her death in 2002, Philip lived with his family in Newton Centre. He leaves his wife, the poet Frannie Lindsay; his children, Elizabeth, Philip and Nicholas; his beloved grandchildren, Tristan, Eloise, Malakai, August and Raighen; and his brother, Jonathan. A memorial service will be held at St. James's Church in Cambridge.

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 4, 2018
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