Marlene Burgess Stacey

PORTLAND – Marlene Burgess Stacey, 87, died Saturday Nov. 25, 2023, at Pinnacle in South Portland after bravely living many years with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Rumford on May 19, 1936, Marlene was the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Dorr) Moore. She was a graduate of Stephens High School class of 1955. She worked in the business office at Hannaford in Rumford and was a member of the Mexico First Baptist Church.

Marlene was married in Mexico, on June 25, 1955, to David W. Burgess who passed away on Dec. 23, 1997. She was remarried in Mexico, on Jan. 1, 2000, to Clifford Stacey who passed away July 24, 2013.

Marlene enjoyed summers at Dummers Beach in Weld, and after retirement, winters in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Marlene loved life and adored her family. She enjoyed her many friends, and was always game for adventure. She was much beloved by all who knew her, and will be sadly missed.

Survivors include her son David Burgess and wife Martina Arnold of Wilton, daughter, Kelly Burgess and husband Peter Masterton of Windham, grandchildren, Spencer Masterton and partner Malalai Amini, Molly Masterton Rothschild and husband Michael, great-grandchildren, Aaron and Natalie Rothschild, brother Alan Sparling, stepchildren, Tom Stacey, Brian Stacey, Sherry McCarthy and their families. She was predeceased by her sister Cynthia and her brother Charles.

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A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Hanover Cemetery in Hanover, with a gathering to follow at the Bear River Grange in Newry. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.

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