SOUTHWEST HARBOR – After several years of declining health, Frederick Charles Burrill, died Feb. 25, 2013, at Beaumont Nursing Home, Northboro, Mass. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, to Esther Kinney and Walter Burrill of Corinna.
Fred grew up in Corrina and attended Watkinson Preparatory School, Hartford, Conn. He met his future wife, Maureen Ashe, while studying business administration at the University of Connecticut. After graduating in 1959 Fred attended Boston University Law School and received his juris doctor degree in 1962. After he and Maureen were married July 7, 1962, they moved to Chicago where he worked in the legal department at Heublein Inc. After working at Heublein, he and Maureen moved back to Connecticut where he was employed at Campbell Soup Company. In 1968 he and Maureen moved to Southwest Harbor. He was a lawyer at Fenton, Griffin, and Chapman Law Office, Southwest Harbor, before leaving to start his own law practice in Bar Harbor. He retired from his law practice in 2002 and enjoyed working in his garden.
Fred was predeceased by his mother, Esther Kinney; and father, Walter Burrill; wife, Maureen; son, Matthew Spencer; and sister, Mary Ann Perkins. He is survived by brother, George McVety and wife, Judy; brother-in-law, Thomas Perkins; son, Jonathan; daughter-in-law, Alexandra; and two granddaughters, Kate Addison and Gracen Spencer of Hopkinton, Mass.
Services will be private. Memorial gifts may be sent to Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor.