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Marguerite Burdin CAMBRIDGE, Our beautiful mother, Marguerite “Dolly” Burdin, 86, died February 23, 2004, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born June 14, 1917, in Havelock, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of two children of Charles and Ina Price. Above everything else she was a “mother” in the absolute sense of the word. She nurtured and cared for each member of her extensive family. She loved us all in our uniqueness and kept us all close in her heart. She truly embodied unconditional love, helped us through our trials in life, and celebrated with our happiness.

She was an avid reader and leaves a substantial library behind in her Cambridge home. She read the paper every day and was always ready to discuss politics and world events. She read Scientific American and Discover and Biblical Archaeology. She crocheted, knit, sewed, and painted ceramics. She was diversely knowledgeable and creative, from being capable of hand sewing her children’s clothing to discussing the merits of the latest scientific theories and discoveries.

As a young couple, her husband was on active duty with the U.S. Army, while she remained in Cambridge with their 4 children. She helped her husband run a woods operation for most of their lives together. She was a strong and loving woman who will be sadly missed by everyone whose life she touched.

She is survived by her children, Dale Burdin and his wife Kathy of Cambridge, Ina Smith and her husband Perley of Jay, Colby Burdin of Cambridge, June Tarr and her husband George of Dover-Foxcroft, Jesse Burdin Jr. and his wife Tina of Dexter, Nila Nelson and her husband David of Dexter, Susan Cookson and her husband Chris of Cambridge, Marguerite “Peggy” Burdin of Westbrook, Steven Burdin and his wife Shirley of Cambridge, and Gayle Watson of Guilford; numerous grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her only sister Myrtle Braley, her husband Jesse Edmund Burdin Sr., and four of their children, Ida, Dawn Ann, Florabelle, and Brian Burdin Sr.

Friends may call 6-8 PM Thursday, February 26, 2004 at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main St. in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, 10 AM Friday, with spring burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Cambridge.

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