Burton L. Sherman
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Burton L. Sherman, 85, of Pembroke passed away peacefully at South Shore Hospital Mar. 3. He was born in Pembroke Apr. 11, 1926, the son of Louis and Bertha (Shepherd) Sherman. Brother to Charles Sherman of Vermont and Carolyn Richmond of Maine, predeceased by his brothers Theodore and Allen and sister Priscilla. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Williams) Sherman. Father of Stacey and her husband, Mark DiGiovanni of Pembroke and son, Steven Sherman of Carver, Grandfather to Jessica Cafarelli and Michael DiGiovanni of Carver and Steven and Elizabeth Sherman of Carver, and great-grandsons Anthony and Vincent Cafarelli; his former wife, Lorna (Ullock) of Pembroke; also many nieces and nephews. He was raised and lived all of his life in Pembroke. He spent summers at his beloved "Burt's Pad" in North Brooklin, Maine. He was dearly loved by his family and friends. Burton was active in Pembroke. He was a former owner of E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc., a marine compass manufacturer. He was a former partner of Old Mill Market Co. He served on the Finance Committee, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and was a member of the Pembroke Library Building Committee. He was a former President of the Pembroke Historical Society and remained a long standing Director and Member and served as a Trustee of the Quaker Meeting House. He served on the Committee for Pembroke's 250th Anniversay. He served on the U.S.A. Bi-Centennial Committee. He also worked on the study of the withdrawal of Pembroke from Silver Lake High School, and served on the Board of Directors of Plymouth County Development Council. A Jazz buff, Burton sponsored Dixieland and Jazz sessions at the Old Colony Sports Club. He was an avid boatsman and active in several marine organizations associated with his business. He received the 1992 Mel Barr Award, and served on the NMMA Board of Directors. Visiting hours were held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 7 Mattakeesett St., (Rte. 14), Wednesday, Mar. 7 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service was held at the First Church in Pembroke Thursday, Mar. 8 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Center Cemetery in Pembroke. Donations may be made in Burton's name to: The Beautification of Pembroke Historical Society, P.O. Box 122, Pembroke, MA 02359. To offer condolences or for directions, visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Pembroke Mariner & Reporter from Mar. 6 to Mar. 13, 2012.
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March 19, 2012
best wishes to the Sherman family during this time of sorrow. Burton is in our prayers. Your former neighbors, Anne & Bob Carraro. Indialantic, Florida
March 14, 2012
Our sympathy to you on the loss of Burton. He added so much to his beloved Pembroke. The town will not be the same with his smiling face.
Joan and John D'Alessandro
Joan D'Alessandro
March 11, 2012
Sincere sympathy to Burt's family for your loss. The memories of working at E.S. Ritchie for Burt are many. Warmest regards, Cathy Whitmarsh
March 6, 2012
Our most sincere condolences to the entire Sherman family on the passing of their father, grandfather,brother,uncle and friend Burt Sherman
John and Claire Quinn, Naples, Florida
March 6, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to all the Sherman family. Burt was a great guy!!! May he rest in peace.
Cully & Nancy Santheson
March 6, 2012
The outdoors bring back memories of Burt.The shanty down at the herring run,Burt's pad up in Maine,even out on the water.Im glad I had the privilege of knowing Burt,And equally glad that Burt took the time to know me.
Jack Ahearn
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