Priscilla E. Barton, 73

Priscilla E. Barton

Priscilla E. Barton

WEST FRYEBURG — Priscilla E. Barton, 73, of West Fryeburg, died June 13, 2013, at home with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 3, 1939, the daughter of Edward W. and Gladys Stinson Buzzell. She was a lifelong resident of Fryeburg, and graduated from Fryeburg Academy.

She and her husband of 43 years, Alfred H. Barton, operated their farm, raising dried beans, squash, pumpkins, apples and more for their farmstand, which was a fall attraction for many families. All were greeted by her bright smile and artfully-displayed fall produce. She was involved in many local groups: Fryeburg Homemakers Extension, Christmas Club, Chatham Prayer Shawl Group, Bradley Park Committee, and she was a Girl Scout Leader when her daughters were younger. She attended North Fryeburg Community Chapel and enjoyed her many friends and family.

Priscilla was a talented painter, craftswoman, homemaker and gardener, and was willing to share her gifts and talents with others, often teaching projects at extension.

She was predeceased by her husband Alfred in 2001, and a daughter Valerie Barton Royer in 2006. She is survived by two daughters, Victoria Berry of West Fryeburg, and Jodie Hesslein and her husband Gregg of Brownfield; a brother Edward C. Buzzell of West Fryeburg; a sister Sylvia Butt of Camp Ellis; and two granddaughters, Shelby Hesslein and Anna Berry.

A graveside service will be held at the family farm at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the North Fryeburg Community Chapel, P.O. Box 204,. Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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