Burton M. Cushman, 64

Burton M. Cushman

Burton M. Cushman

Burton Michael  “Mike” Cushman, 64, of Bridgton, died on Sept. 3, 2013, at Gosnell House in Scarborough, surrounded by family after a three-year journey with cancer.

Known to many as “Mike,” he was born in Bridgton on April 30, 1949, to Burton and Hyllis Cushman. He was raised in Bridgton and graduated from Bridgton High School.

After proudly serving four years in the United States Air Force, he was honorably discharged and spent the next 30+ years working in many different trades to provide for his family.

In 1975, he married his soul mate, Susan B. Noble, and together they lovingly and proudly raised two strong and capable daughters, Katie and Victoria.

Mike had a great love for the ocean and enjoyed the great outdoors with his family. They visited state parks, went camping, and enjoyed many trips to Florida. There was nothing he enjoyed more than being with his family, especially in recent years, playing with and doting on his grandchildren, Keira and Jameson.

He had a kind, gentle, and caring soul that could be described as a “living angel” — always with a smile on his face and a sense of humor even when times were bad. He was a genuine man whose caring, compassionate and calm nature touched those he was around.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Cushman; daughter Katie McVeigh  and husband Brendan, daughter Victoria Cushman and husband Jeremy Martin; two grandchildren, Keira and Jameson McVeigh; sisters Tammy Cushman Holcombe and husband Tom, Victoria Rogers and husband Ronald, and Beverly Schmeelk; as well as many nieces and nephews and the Noble family in-laws.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Cancer Community Center located at 778 Main Street, South Portland. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Forest Hills Cemetery located on the Kansas Rd. in Bridgton.

The family is eternally grateful for the support of the Cancer Community Center during Mike’s three-year journey and asks that you please consider supporting this organization in lieu of flowers to help support others in Maine diagnosed with cancer: Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St. South Portland, ME 04106. phone 207-774-2200.

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