Sally L. Burnell

FRYEBURG — Sally Louise (Danforth) Burnell, of Fryeburg, Maine, passed away with her family by her side Aug. 19, 2011 at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.

She was born on Aug. 15, 1939 in Fryeburg, Maine, the daughter of the late Norman and Gertrude (Meserve) Danforth. Sally grew up in Brownfield, Maine and was a 1957 graduate of Fryeburg Academy.

She was a loving and proud Mom and Nana to all of her grandchildren, always loved spending time with them and was always there throughout their lives with a helping hand. Sally was also a frequent guest at the Gibson Center where she met up with her friends for lunch. Sally found great comfort in the many friends she met there. She volunteered at the Brownfield Food Pantry.

To Sally there was no better place on earth to live than in Fryeburg, where she knew most everyone and loved taking her furry pet Buddy for rides around town.

She made many friends through her work. Over the years Sally had worked at The State Line Store, Howard Johnson’s, Fandangle’s, Fryeburg House of Pizza and most recently T J Maxx. She enjoyed working with the public and making new friends.

She is predeceased by one son, Wayne Burnell, in 1966. She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Harvey F. Burnell of Fryeburg, Maine; six daughters, Cynthia Carr and her husband Scott of Rochester, N.H.; Shelia Tibbetts and her husband Scott of Fryeburg, Maine; Carol Parrillo of Cranston, R.I.; Carolyn Potter and her husband Kirk of East Conway, N.H.; Carla Parrillo and her husband Mike of North Scituate, R.I.; Carmen Kiernan and her husband Shawn of Cranston, R.I.; one son, Gerald Burnell and his companion Shelli Boyer of Zanesville, Ohio; her grandchildren, Kenneth Carr, Jennifer Leach, Jerry Burnell, David Potter, Justin Parrillo, Bethany Parrillo and Darien Kiernan, her great-grandchildren, Emma Carr, Andrew Leach, Dylan Leach and Kaytee Seevers. She is also survived by her two sisters, Lorraine Hoffman and her husband Carl of North Port, Fla., and Peggy Lewis and her husband Larry of VanWert, Ohio, along with several nieces and nephews.

She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.

Visiting hours were held Tuesday, Aug. 23rd at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg, Maine. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Aug. 24th at the Church of New Jerusalem, Oxford Street, Fryeburg, Maine. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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