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John L. Burnham

October 3, 1952 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 65)

John L. Burnham, 65, of Biddeford died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He was born October 3, 1952 in Portland, a son of Clyde and Mildred (Valente) Burnham and was educated in Portland.


John had worked for Portland Public Works for 32 years.  Upon retirement he became a full-time employee of Maine Medical Center where he had served in a part time capacity; his total service at Maine Medical was 39 years.


He enjoyed going to football games and attending the cheering and sporting events of his granddaughters.


Preceding him in death were:

          His parents and 4 brothers:         Clyde, Lee, Frederick and Gary Burnham


He is survived by:

Lucille (Souliere) Burnham, his wife of 45 years, of Biddeford

          1 daughter, Christine Hodgdon and her husband Scott of Saco

          1 son, Chad Burnham and his wife Tracy of Biddeford

5 grandchildren:

Haley Hodgdon, Skyler Burnham, Paige Hodgdon, Kourtney Roux, and Alexis Lavigne and one great grandchild, Curtis Varney

3 sisters:

Claudia Stoddard

Nancy Creamer

Rose Burnham

2 brothers:

          Dennis and Michael Burnham


There will be no visiting hours.  Private burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford.  Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit


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