Doris Angie (Nickerson) Burns
Sex: Female
Birth: May 20, 1925
Death: April 9, 1993
Father: Leland M. Nickerson (1896-1982)
Mother: Elsie Nickerson
Spouse/Partner: Orris Edward Burns Jr. (1922-2007)
Marriage: June 5, 1943

Doris Angie Burns, 67, died of cancer April 9, 1993, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport.

She had worked in the office of Dr. Peter Holz for 22 years until retirement in 1991.

She was an avid genealogist and had numerous family records stored on her home computer system.

Mr. Burns had worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Park Railway. During World War II, she was employed by the government in Searsport at the Port of Embarkation office. She worked briefly as a secretary in the local superintendent of schools office.

She was the first woman master of Tranquility Grange 344, Lincolnville Center. She was an active member of the John Street United Methodist Church. She was both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader in this area; a life member of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Robert L. Stover Post 13, Camden; War Memorial Post 30, American Legion Auxiliary, Camden.

Born in Lincolnville, May 20, 1925, she was a daughter of Leland Mitchell and Elsie Venner (Thomas) Nickerson. She attended Lincolnville schools and was a 1942 graduate of Camden High School.

She married Orris Edward Burns, Jr., June 5, 1943, in Lincolnville.

Surviving is her husband of Camden, three sons, Orris E., III, of Hampton, VA, Robert A. of South Windsor, CT, and John L. of Camden, ME; a daughter, Jean Kerski of Newington, CT; a sister Ruth Felton of East Harford, CT; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held at 11 AM, Wednesday at John Street United Methodist Church, Camden, with the Rev. Mark Monson Alley officiating. Private burial will be held Thursday at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.


Name Birth Death
Children of Orris and Doris Burns

Orris Edward Burns III (1947-) January 18, 1947
Camden, ME

Roberta Burns (1948-) February 8, 1948
Camden, ME

John Leland Burns (1950-) March 27, 1950
Camden, ME

Jeanne Burns Kerski (1958-) July 24, 1958
Camden, ME