Clarence Burnham, 70, of Southport, died Oct. 30 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
Clarence was born in Boothbay Harbor. He attended schools in Phillips before returning to the Boothbay Region (Barter’s Island) where he grew up. He was the son of Herbert Burnham and Florence Campbell. Growing up he was a lobsterman, as he loved being on and around the water. He worked for Job Corps for two years, prior to employment as a ship fitter at Bath Iron Works from 1973-2007. Clarence was a hard worker, strong, independent and loyal. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family, and loved his grandchildren very much.
Clarence was predeceased by parents, Herbert and Florence (Campbell) Burnham; niece, Debbie Campbell; sister-in-law, Pat Campbell; and brother-in-law, Maurice Nichols.
Surviving Clarence are daughters, Roseanne Burnham of Wiscasset, and Velma (Silk) Garricks of Wiscasset; son, Herbert and (Shelley) Burnham of Southport; brother, Charles Campbell of Rockland; grandchildren, Clarence Burnham and Lillian Burnham, both of Southport, D’Nisha Dawkins, D’Antae Dawkins, Jevar Garricks, and Giovanni Garricks, all of Wiscasset; mother of his children, Jean Simmons of Waldoboro; brother-in-law, David (Rita) Nichols of Newcastle; best longtime friend, Raymond Swett of Southport; nieces, Lisa Walby of Boothbay, and Tanya Landy of Boothbay; and nephews, Merton Campbell of Alna, and Robbie Campbell of Barters Island; and several other loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 5 at Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Clarence Burnham’s memory may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Clarence Burnham, or to share a story or pictures, visit their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.