Elizabeth “Betty” Burgess peacefully passed away on April 6, 2021 with her sons Andy and Matt by her side. Born on June 27, 1938, she was predeceased by 3 older brothers: Harold, Warren and Palmer "Pinky" Porter.
She is survived by sons J. Andrew and Matthew, daughters in law; Angela and Diane, grandchildren; Jason & Meaghen Arbour, Joshua Burgess, and 8 great grandchildren. She leaves several nieces, nephews, and cousins including special nieces Sandra Laughlin and Valerie Porter.
Betty grew up in Weymouth, MA where she developed many lifelong friendships. She moved to Maine with her husband and children in 1972 to pursue a rural lifestyle. They built their own log home in Windsor where Betty was able to stay until her final days enjoying her pets and gardening as well as the independence that was characteristic of her personality.
Betty retired from Central Maine Power in 1996 and kept very busy over the next 25 years. Soon after retirement, she became a foster parent for Kids Peace helping several children over the years. A Certified Maine Master Gardener, Betty enjoyed gardening and was always offering plants and gardening tips to whomever stopped by the house. She volunteered as the gardener for the Windsor Historical Society and was involved in town government. Betty sat on the planning & appeals board for the Town of Windsor and ended her working career as a clerk in the Town Office.
A private burial service will be held in the spring.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME.