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Buren D. Rich NEWPORT Buren D. Rich, 78, died July 29, 2004 at a Bangor hospital. He was born August 20, 1925 at Newport a son of Stelmer and Lilla (Foss) Rich. He graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1943, and served in U. S. Army during World War II. Buren had been a custodian for the Newport school department. He attended Barber school and later owned and operated his own barber shop in Unity for over 25 years.

He is survived by his wife Norma of Newport; a daughter Linda and husband Michael McNally of Port Charlotte, Florida; 2 step-daughters, Marcia and Robert Johnston of Palmyra, and Melissa Wilkins of Pittsfield; 3 step sons, Larry Teeney of Burnham, Bradley Cunningham of Woodstock, NH, and Michael Cunningham of San Antonio, Texas; 11 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild, cousins, nieces and nephews. Buren was predeceased by a brother Quinn Rich, and a sister Althea Willis. He will also be sadly missed by his beloved dog Muggs.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Tuesday, August 3rd, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

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