Robert 'Sonny' Burrows

Nov 13, 2012
Robert 'Sonny' Burrows

North Haven — Robert ‘Sonny’ Burrows, 60, died unexpectedly, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Born in Plymouth, N.H., June 5, 1952, he was the son of Roxy M. Burrows. Burrows attended elementary school in Center Sandwich, N.H., before moving to Maine where he graduated from Kennebunk High School.

Following high school, Robert began his career as a carpenter. Throughout the years, he has been self-employed and also worked on several carpentry crews. Robert was well-known for his beautiful finish work.

On July 30, 1999, Robert married Theresa Gove on North Haven. Robert’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Camping, hunting and fishing trips were some of their favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed playing cribbage, gardening and traveling. He was most proud to have traveled to Hawaii, and was looking forward to a second trip this year. He was an avid New England sports fan, never missing a Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots or Bruins game.

He took great joy in his daily ritual of an early morning walk with his dogs to Mullin’s Head, followed by a visit and cup of tea with Bud and Ruthie Thayer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Predeceased by his mother and step-father, Roxy and Buster Cluff; a brother-in-law Ernest Clifford; a nephew, Gordon Carter; and cousin, Byron Lowell, Robert is survived by his wife of 13 years, Theresa Burrows; his children, Charles Robert Lewis Burrows and his partner Chantelle Fecteau, Tammy Brown and her husband Donald, Susie Wellington, Laura Barrett and her fiancé Jason MacDonald, Geoffrey Barrett; his sisters, Ethel Clifford, Betty Sheldon and her husband Ernest; eight grandchildren, Amanda Lantagne, Ryan Lantagne, Racheal Brown, Michael Kelley, Matthew Olson, Chantel Donahue, Chayse MacDonald, Gina MacDonald; his aunt, Mary Bowler; nieces, Anita Carter, Nancy Lamarche and her partner Nick Castel, Edith Carter, Ashlee Gove, Haven Gluck; nephews, Kevin Carter and his wife Melanie, Jeffrey Lamarche, Shawn Quinlan, Wesley Gove; a cousin Peggy Day; his parents-in-law, Gene and Mary Ella Gove; and sisters-in-law Mandy Gove and Sherry Gove.

Private interment will be held at Sea View Cemetery, North Haven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either, Mullin’s Head Park, P.O. Box 400, North Haven, ME 04853; or Humane Society of Knox County, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory with Robert’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at

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