2014-07-11 / Obituaries

Peter Burr

Peter H. Burr, 67, formerly of Kennebunk, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Lowell General Hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts, following a period of declining health.

Peter was born March 9, 1947 in Portland, the son of Lewis Haskell and Frances Towne Burr. Growing up in Kennebunk, he is a 1965 graduate of Kennebunk High School, where he was an outstanding student. He also participated in track and field, baseball, and drama club. He went on to attend Yale University, studying political history and science.

Peter served his country as a member of the Armed Forces, attending Officers Training School, and then in Vietnam, where he worked in the Adjutants office communicating with family members of servicemen serving in Vietnam.

Upon his discharge, he returned to the area, attending Nasson College in Springvale, where he completed his degree. He worked for several years for local, state and national political offices. His passion was politics, and he was uncanny in predicting political races. Most recently, due to his failing health, he has resided in residential care facilities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Survivors include his brother, Tim Burr, and his wife, Sherrie, of Falmouth; his former sister in law, Lucille Burr Hutchinson, of Arundel; nephew, Douglas Burr, and his wife, Rebecca, of Camden. He also has an uncle, William Pierce of West Kennebunk and four cousins.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 8, at Bibber Memorial Chapel in Kennebunk. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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