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GUILFORD - Marilyn Anita (Taylor) Burgoyne, 62, wife of Lee Clair Burgoyne, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Jan. 8, 2003, after a two and a half year battle with a blood disorder. She was born July 2, 1940, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of Milton P. and Frances E. (Watson) Taylor. She was educated in Dover-Foxcroft schools and graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1957. She enjoyed playing baseball, softball and basketball. While in school, Marilyn had worked in the office, and following graduation, at P.E. Ward & Co., the Dover-Foxcroft Water District and the Eastern Gazette in Dexter. She then served as the clerk and postmaster in Sangerville for 30 years. She was a former chaplain and secretary/treasurer of the State of Maine National Association of Postmasters. She was an NFL football fan and an avid reader. A member of the Grace Bible Church in Sangerville, she had served on the mission committee. She was a friend and mentor to many in the Al-Anon program. Marilyn was a cherished and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Lee C. Burgoyne of Guilford; four daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Garth Dearborn of Glenburn, Cindy and Andy Boucher of Winterport, Wendy and Ronnie Merrill of Benton, and Tracy and Frank Santos of Parkman; 11 grandchildren, Jason, Jordan and Josie Boucher, Jeremy, Tory and Cala Dearborn, Matthew, Alex and Sarah Merrill, Nicole and Ethan Santos; two brothers, Robert Taylor and his wife, Andrea, of Hudson, N.H., and Stephen Taylor of Tampa, Fla.; a special sister-in-law, Nancy Burgoyne of Dover-Foxcroft; many special nieces, nephews, and treasured friends. She will be sadly missed by a special friend, Sarah Severance of Dover-Foxcroft. She was predeceased by two infant children, Tammy Marie and Clair Milton.

Friends are invited to call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. A celebration of her life will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Grace Bible Church, Sangerville, with Pastor David Kelly officiating. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Knowlton's Mills Cemetery, Sangerville. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Grace Bible Church, Board of Missions, P.O. Box 157, Sangerville 04479.

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