In Memoriam : Doris Burrill
Doris Mae Burrill - age: 100
(February 09, 1913 to February 24, 2013
Friends and relatives may call Thursday, February 28, from 1-4 PM at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco. A 4PM funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home.
Father Robinson of Trinity Episcopal Church, Saco will officiate. Burial will be in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Biddeford.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory please consider Cops for Kids with Cancer, P.O. Box 850956, Braintree, MA 02185 www.copsforkidscancer.org
Doris M. Burrill, age 100, of 18 Goodale Avenue, Saco, died after a short illness on February 24, 2013.
She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 9, 1913, the daughter of Sinclair and Muriel Nickerson Barlow.
After losing both parents during the flu epidemic of 1918, she lived with an Aunt and Uncle in Chelsea, Massachusetts. In her early teens, she lived with her maternal grandmother in Nova Scotia. She came to Maine in 1932 to enter the Trull Hospital School of Nursing. After graduating, she was a private duty nurse and later joined the nursing staff at the Webber Hospital, retiring in 1973.
She was an organist at Christ Episcopal Church, Biddeford for several years. She was a life member of the former Arok Chapter #1 O.E.S. where she served as organist. She also was a member of Annette Chapter O.E.S. of Saco and Pineland Court #6 Order of the Amaranths, in South Portland. A member of Arok Temple #94 – Daughters of The Nile in Westbrook, a past member of Madonna Chapter – the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Saco.
She was predeceased by her first husband of 32 years, Harry Horsfield in 1967 and by her second of 24 years, Carlton A. Burrill in 1995.
She is survived by two daughters, Muriel L. Horsfield Lambert and son-in-law William (Billy) of Braintree, Massachusetts and Mary K. Horsfield Morissette of Biddeford, a step-daughter, Janet Burrill Palanski of Florida, 10 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, 2 nephews, 3 nieces and 2 great great grandchildren.