Jennie A. Burton, 93

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BRUNSWICK — Jennie A. Burton, 93, died Jan. 6 at her home with her loving family at her side.

Born in West Warwick, R.I., on Jan. 3, 1918, she was a daughter of Jacob and Katherine Forgiel and attended local schools.

On May 4, 1940, she married Joseph Burton.

In 1958 they moved to Brunswick where they owned and operated Fatboy Drive In on Bath Road for 28 years until retiring in 1984.

She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, a member of the Brunswick Emblem Club, the Daughters of Isabella and the 1918 Club.

Her hobbies included playing cards, candlepin bowling, golf and travelling.

She was predeceased by a son, Joseph Burton in 1999, a brother, Frank Forgiel, and three sisters, Stephanie Nadeau, Pauline Mlyniec, and Helen DiCaprio.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Joseph; her son Kenneth and his wife Jeanne of Brunswick; three grandchildren, William Burton, Brian Burton, and Jamie Burton Alexander; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial donations may be made to CHANS Hospice, 60 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011 or to St. John’s School, 37 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

Memorial condolences can be expressed to the family online at

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