Josephine B. Buzzell

MARYVILLE, TENN. — Josephine “Jo” Belden Buzzell of Fryeburg and Alcoa, Tenn., passed away on June 16, 2011.

She was born July 23, 1925, in Winthrop. She graduated from Winthrop High School and worked in the Maine State House until her marriage to Donald Buzzell, when she moved to Fryeburg. She worked at Western Maine Forest Nursery for about 30 years. She was a secretary in the livestock office at Fryeburg Fair for many years. Jo was a member of various area historical societies. She attended Bradley Memorial Church in Fryeburg Harbor and First United Methodist Church of Alcoa in Alcoa, Tenn.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Hitchcock of Maryville, Tenn.; two grandsons; a sister, Ethel Maxim; a brother, Walter of Winthrop; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Phyllis (Burr) Belden; her husband, Donald Buzzell; sisters, Frances Grant, Gertrude Fish, and Sylvia Jones; and a brother, Stephen Belden Jr.

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A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Fryeburg Volunteer Fire Department or Fryeburg Rescue Unit, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or Bradley United Methodist Church in North Fryeburg, or to Alcoa First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 617 Gilbert St., Alcoa, TN 37701.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.

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