Vivian Burroughs
1924 – 2010

LEWISTON — Vivian Burroughs, 85, of Lisbon Road, Lisbon, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, at Marshwood Center surrounded by her family.

She was born in Lisbon, Aug. 25, 1924, a daughter of Walter and Marie Louise (Roberge) Williams. She attended Lisbon schools, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1942. She married Joseph J. Burroughs on Dec. 13, 1943, and together they raised their family in Lisbon, until his death on Oct. 22, 1996.

She worked at Bates Mill, IGA and Richers Vending before retiring. She was a former member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church before becoming a member of Holy Trinity Parish, Coombs Mountfort American Legion Auxiliary Unit 158, Raymond J. Lavigne V.F.W Auxiliary Unit 9459 and Lisbon Senior Citizens, serving at one time as treasurer.

She loved picture painting, bowling, knitting, crocheting and she had a special affection for the Red Sox and the Patriots. One of her greatest enjoyments in life was going to camp at Rangeley Plantation spending precious time with her husband Joseph.

She is survived by four sons, William Burroughs and his wife, Muriel, of Minot, David Burroughs and his wife, Amanda, of Rainbow Springs, Fla., Steven Burroughs and his wife, Suzanne, of Leeds and Glen Burroughs and his wife, Susan, of Lewiston; one sister, June Grondin of Auburn; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one special niece, Laura Bosse of Lisbon.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Burroughs; and a grandson, Mark Burroughs in 1986.

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