Martin L. ‘Marty’ Burnham, 73

Martin L. "Marty" Burnham

Martin Leon “Marty” Burnham of Bridgton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Bridgton Hospital. He was 73. Martin was the only child of Franklin R. and Celesta Merrow Burnham, who predeceased him. Martin was a former resident of Portland and South Portland.

For the past 32 years he lived at the Good Neighbors Home in Bridgton, where he was very popular with the residents and staff. “Marty” had a keen sense of humor, loving to tease and joke around. Often, when annoyed by staff, he would suddenly announce, “you’re  fired!” He had a passion for hamburgers, fries and chocolate milk. He loved his videos of “Little House on the Prairie,” “The Walton’s,”  John Wayne and Gene Autry.

In his younger years, Martin  remarkably could name every  make of car on the road, which later led to his collecting small model cars. He also liked anything to do with trains.

He was very interested in history and past presidents, with a favorite being Jack Kennedy.

Marty enjoyed his mini vacations, day trips, Sea Dog and Red Sox games, and was always happy with visits from family members.

Martin is survived by an aunt, Audrey Kennison, of Gorham, Judith Rumery, his cousin and guardian, of Cape Elizabeth; and several additional cousins.

A celebration of Martin's life was held from 1–3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12th at his home on Meadow Road, Bridgton. Interment was held at Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland.

Martins family is extremely grateful for all the love, patience and compassion he received from the staff at Good Neighbors Inc., and especially those on Meadow Road. Online condolences may be expressed at

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