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Sarah (Buckley) Summerson


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Sarah (Buckley) Summerson Obituary
Sarah Buckley Summerson, 82
KENNEBUNK - Sarah Buckley Summerson, 82, of Kennebunk and Presque Isle, died on Jan. 8, 2017, with her family by her side at Southern Maine Health Care in Bidde-ford, after a brief illness.
Sarah was born April 19, 1934, in Buffalo, N.Y., to parents Grace Marion (George) Buckley and Malcolm Buckley Sr.
She graduated from Buffalo Seminary in 1952, and later from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., with a degree in chemistry in 1956.
Sarah met her husband of 49 years, Dr. Thomas Summerson Jr., while working as a chemist assistant at Tufts Dental School in Boston, Mass. They married in 1957 and moved to Germany, where Tom was stationed as a dentist in the U.S. Army. They later moved to Presque Isle, where they raised their three children and she managed the accounting of the dental business alongside her husband.
Sarah was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Presque Isle, and worked with the Presque Isle Housing Authority for many years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Thomas Summerson Jr. (deceased 2006); and brother Malcolm Buckley Jr., of Hamburg, N.Y., (deceased 2016).
Sarah is survived by her three children, David Summerson and wife Sandra, of York; Susan Summerson and partner Gerry Brown, of Gilford, N.H.; and John Summerson and wife Xiaoxiang, of Andover, Mass.; and five grandchildren, Meghan and Mitchell Summerson, Jeremy and Sarah Fitzpatrick, and Miles Summerson.
Visiting hours in Kennebunk will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, from 1-2 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A service will be held this summer in Presque Isle; date and time to be announced. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Sarah's Book of Memories Page at: www.bibberfuneral.com.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 13, 2017
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