Barbara A. Burdwood, 83

Barbara Burdwood

STANDISH — Barbara A. Burdwood, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

She was born on June 22, 1935, in Portland, the daughter of Phillip and Mary (Rockwood) MacVane. Barbara grew up in Portland and was a 1953 graduate of Deering High School. She married her husband James on July 6, 1957. Barbara retired from Fairchild Semiconductor after many years of service.

She enjoyed gardening, walking, crafts and, most of all, time with her granddaughter Kaylie.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband, James L. Burdwood; daughter, Cindy Lou Burdwood; and brothers, Merle, Phillip and Dwight MacVane.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen Parker of Hollis and Shawn Burdwood of Naples; a granddaughter; and her brother, John MacVane.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Windham Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 434 River Road, Windham. Interment will be held in the spring at the Sebago Village Cemetery.

To express a condolence or to participate in Barbara’s online tribute please visit

In lieu of flowers, Barbara requests donations to the: Maine Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St. #300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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