Barbara Bridgham, 85

GEORGETOWN — Barbara Bridgham, 85, died on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Mere Point Nursing Home in Brunswick.

She was born in Westbrook on July 7, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Helen Thompson Furbish. She attended Westbrook schools and was a 1946 graduate of Westbrook High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tufts College in 1950.

On Feb. 3, 1951, she married William Bridgham, who died on April 11, 2010. They moved to Ridgefield, Conn., where they started their family. The family summered in Georgetown and moved to Yarmouth in 1976. In 1992 they retired to Florida, but still spent summers at their beloved cottage in Georgetown, returning in 2005 to live there year-round.

She was a wonderful homemaker, great cook and talented seamstress, making everything from curtains to costumes. She raised two children and helped her husband with his graphic arts business. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, tennis, swimming, sailing, her bridge and book clubs. She was a tireless volunteer in every community where she lived, and a member of the Georgetown Working League.

She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth R. Michel.

She is survived by her daughter, Betsy Bridgham of Denmark; son, William B. Bridgham Jr. of Durham; and six nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 14, at 3 p.m., at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal Street, Brunswick, where a reception will follow in the reception center. Condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:

The Georgetown Working League, in care of Georgetown Central School, 52 Bay Point Rd., Georgetown, ME.


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