|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1944|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 2008|
David W. Burleigh, Sr., 64, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at a Millinocket hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born February 13, 1944 in Portland, a son of Wallace L. and Marie (Dow) Burleigh, Sr. David was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. He worked at the Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket as an electrician for 32 years, retiring in 1996. David greatly enjoyed woodworking and making things with his hands. His garage is full of toys, model wood trucks, and various items he created. Dave also drew great satisfaction from going riding in his truck on the Huber Road. He was a member of David Henry Post #80 of the American Legion in Millinocket.
David is survived by his devoted and loving partner, Jeanie Lavoie of Millinocket; a daughter, Gina Ryder and her husband Russ of Lincoln; a son, David W. Burleigh, Jr. and his girlfriend Janet Travis of Orono; two step children, Leeann Vance and her husband Jeff, and Joe Lavoie and his loving partner Patti Jacobs, all of Millinocket; nine grandchildren, Josh Burleigh and his girlfriend Samantha Taylor, Tyler Ryder, Olivia and Taylor Burleigh, Joey and Chris Jacobs, Brandon Parady, and Katie and Alyssa Vance; four brothers, Paul Burleigh and his girlfriend Nancy Dias and John Burleigh and his girlfriend Mary Lou Merritt, all of Medway, Wally Burleigh of Kingman, and Henry Burleigh of Bangor; a sister, Susan LaPorte and her husband Kenny of Medway, and Penny LaPorte and her husband Gene; extended family members, Frank Friel and his wife Bernadette, Barbara Friel, Donna Kunkel, and Brenda Alley and her husband Howard; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He will also be missed by his best friend, Levi Pelletier, and his canine friend, Daisy.
In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his wife, Jean Ann (Mattall) Burleigh, and a sister, June Marie.
Interment, with military honors, will be held at Millinocket Cemetery. (Lamson Funeral Home on-line)
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Mar 23, 2011
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