Harriet Burnham


Harriet Louise (Barnard) Burnham, 89, died Nov. 13, 2017, in Bar Harbor. She was born Oct. 9, 1928, in Bloomfield, Conn., the daughter of Raymond Harrison and Martha (Miller) Barnard. Harriet grew up in Bloomfield, Conn., on “Wintonbury Farm” with her siblings and large extended family. She married Dwight A. Burnham in 1952 and together they were active in the Wintonbury Historical Society and the Bloomfield Congregational Church. She worked with the church’s catering group and organized many dinners for holidays and celebrations. She was employed by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.

Harriet moved between Florida and Lake Hortonia, Vt., for many years and enjoyed the company of her family at the lake before settling in Bar Harbor in 2007.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy (Cyr) of Noank, Conn., her children: Amy Pollien and husband, Robert, of Bar Harbor, Douglas and wife, Phyllis Smith, of Middlebury, Vt., and Raymond and wife, Diane Audet, of Orwell, Vt. Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Harriet was predeceased by her husband, Dwight, and two siblings, Cynthia and Harrison.

At her request, a small private service will be held for immediate family only. Donations may be made to the Bar Harbor Food Pantry, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County or Wintonbury Historical Society. Cards may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 658, Mount Desert, ME 04660.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.


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