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Linnie E. Burnham

White River Jct., Vt. — Linnie E. Burnham, 64, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

She was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Plymouth, Vt. the daughter of Leslie and Verna (Pretty) Ray. Linnie attended grammar school in Quechee, Vt. and graduated from Hartford High School. She married Eugene R. Burnham Feb. 6, 1971, in Orford, N.H. and they spent most of their married lives in Hartford. Linnie worked as a nurse’s aid at the former Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Hartford Village and later at the Pleasant View Motel on Route 4. She has worked as a cashier at Shaw’s in West Lebanon, N.H. for nearly 20 years.

She was a proud member of CRACK (Connecticut River Antique Collectors Klub) as well as a former Cub Scout pack leader and member of 4-H in Quechee. Linnie enjoyed cribbage, knitting, camping and reading. She was an avid bowler at the Upper Valley Lanes and Games in White River Jct., where she belonged to several leagues.

Linnie was predeceased by her husband, Gene, in 2011 and is survived by a daughter, Valerie Martin and her husband, Chuck; a son, Dennis Burnham and his wife, Melissa and three grandchildren, Ryan Burnham, Michael Martin and Kathryn Martin all of West Lebanon. She also leaves three sisters, Katherine Brodeur and Leslie Ray of White River Jct. and Joyce Roberts of Bethel, Vt.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, April 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hartford Cemetery at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to Linnie’s family in an online guestbook at

Contributions in Linnie’s memory may be made to the Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society, P.O. Box 702, Brownsville, VT 05037 or at