Ruth A. Burleigh

1932 ~ 2021 (age 88)


Ruth A. Burleigh, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born on February 19, 1932 to Andrew and Delta (Libby) Duprey in Sherman, ME where her grandmother lived.  She grew up in Sanford and attended local schools, graduating from Sanford High School class of 1950.

Within weeks of graduation she eloped to South Carolina and married Earnest Burleigh.  Together they had four children.

She was mainly a homemaker, but was employed as a poll worker in Kennebunk which she enjoyed. In her younger years she loved to listen to her husband play in his band, “Ernie and the Country Squires”. 

More recently she loved reading and would read anything she could get on her Kindle.  Ruth loved her family and was very proud to be a grandmother. 

She is predeceased by her husband of 66 years Earnest Burleigh and a brother Andrew J. Duprey. 

Survivors include her three sons, Bob Burleigh and his wife Lorraine of Kennebunk, Richard Burleigh of Riverside,  CA, and Randy Burleigh and his wife Joy of Wells, her daughter Doris Edenfield and her husband Darrell of Tifton, GA, a brother Paul Duprey of Sanford, 7 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk.


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