David E. Burnham, 73, of Waldoboro, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 30 at LincolnHealth in Damariscotta, with his family by his side. He was born on March 18, 1944 in Waldoboro to Elmer Burnham and Marguerite (Bell) Burnham.
David was a graduate of Waldoboro High School. He worked at the Paragon Button Factory. He also worked at Bath Iron Works for 40 years as a NDT technician working on Navy ships until he retired in 2006.
He loved horses, fishing and hunting. David was unique, a private man, and had an old school behavior. He enjoyed conversation with family and friends while having a cigarette and cup of coffee. He attended the Word of Life Church in Waldoboro.
David was predeceased by his parents; son, Wayne Burnham; daughter, Doreen Burnham; brother, Robert Burnham; and sister, Evelyn Bailey.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marlene Burnham of Waldoboro; daughter, Wendy Flaherty and husband Ivan of Waldoboro; grandchildren, Danica Daniello of Warren, Victoria Taber and companion Carleton Grey of Warren, Ryan Flaherty of Waldoboro, Chelsea Burnham of Waldoboro, Dustin Burnham of Waldoboro, and Brooke Burnham of Warren; great-grandchildren, Kylie Robbins of Waldoboro, Lorelei Daniello of Warren, Zayden Burnham of Waldoboro, and Patience Rockwell of Warren; sister, Marlene Luce of Waldoboro; sisters-in-law, Deborah Benner Miller of Waldoboro, and Veronica Anderson and husband Larry of Cornville; and brothers-in-law, Ronald Benner of Wells, Gary Benner and wife Rhonda of Friendship, Norman Benner and wife Dawn of Friendship and Sonny Staples of Washington.
Visiting hours will from 5-7 p.m., Tues., Dec. 5 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A celebration of David’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Wed., Dec. 6 also at Hall Funeral Home in Waldoboro. Interment is at Shuman’s Cemetery in Waldoboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to The United Way of Mid Coast Maine, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Suite 201, Bath, ME 04530.
You are welcome to share condolences with the family at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro.