David E. Burnham, 73, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 30, 2017, at LincolnHealth in Damariscotta, with his family by his side. He was born 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 an 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, Brooke Burnham of Warren; four great-grandchildren, Kylie Robbins of Waldoboro, Lorelei Daniello of Warren, Zayden Burnham of Waldoboro, Patience Rockwell of Warren; sister Marlene Luce of Waldoboro; sisters-in-law Deborah Benner Miller of Waldoboro, Veronica Anderson and husband Larry of Cornville; 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 be Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St.,  Waldoboro, where a celebration of David's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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.

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